Supported by rigorous analytics, we work with boards of directors and management teams to develop innovative and practical solutions that advance company objectives.
Our advice is grounded in extensive real-time experience and aligns with strong corporate governance standards. Our client experience ranges from some of the largest Fortune 100 multi-nationals to smaller start-ups. Our clients benefit from the collective intelligence and practical experience of our consultants to provide superior market insight.
After working together for many years at other large consulting firms, our partners saw the need to create a new firm positioned to provide strictly independent executive compensation consulting advice. CAP was founded in 2009 to deliver this important service with excellence.
FW Cook provides independent executive compensation consulting assistance to publicly-traded and privately-held organizations in developing compensation plans for their executives, key employees and non-employee board of directors. Our service offerings are broad and are designed to help our clients attract and retain key employees, motivate and reward them for achieving performance objectives, and align their interests with shareowners.
Our firm’s principle objective is to add value to the executive pay programs and processes. We accomplish this by partnering with our clients in the process of developing and administering meaningful and effective compensation programs that align with the company’s business strategy and culture. In our role as outside advisor, we provide the experience, resources, support, and objective advice to help our clients make informed decisions about executive compensation matters.
Hugessen Consulting is an independent consulting firm dedicated to meeting the executive compensation consulting requirements of boards and their compensation committees. With offices in Toronto, Calgary and Montreal, and New York, the firm’s mission is to be the leading provider of advice on executive compensation, performance measurement and assessment, and related governance to the compensation committees of medium and large companies in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K.Hugessen Consulting is an independent consulting firm dedicated to meeting the executive compensation consulting requirements of boards and their compensation committees. With offices in Toronto, Calgary and Montreal, and New York, the firm’s mission is to be the leading provider of advice on executive compensation, performance measurement and assessment, and related governance to the compensation committees of medium and large companies in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K.
Stephen F. O’Byrne is President and co-founder of Shareholder Value Advisors Inc., a consulting firm that helps companies increase shareholder value through better performance measurement, incentive compensation and valuation analysis. His work on measuring the strength and cost-efficiency of top management incentives has been published in the Harvard Business Review, the Journal of Investing, Conference Board Director Notes, the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance and the WorldatWork Journal. He is the co-author, with Professor David Young of INSEAD, of EVA and Value-Based Management. He was previously head of the compensation consulting practice at Stern Stewart & Co. and a Principal in the executive compensation practice at Towers Perrin.
Dan Laddin is a founding Partner of Compensation Advisory Partners LLC (CAP) in New York. He has over 20 years of experience working with Boards and management, consulting in all areas of executive compensation, including annual and long-term incentive design, performance measurement, target-setting, regulatory/compliance as well as outside director compensation programs.
He works closely with Committees to ensure strong governance of their executive compensation programs and that programs drive performance and are aligned with shareholders. Dan is a regular speaker at NACD, Equilar, Faculty for World@Work, and often quoted in publications (CNBC, WSJ, Businessweek, Bloomberg, Agenda). Dan was named to the NACD Directorship 100 for his work done in overall corporate governance.
Dan received his MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Albany with a BS in Accounting.
Todd Krauser joined FW Cook in 2015 and has 20 years of executive compensation consulting experience working with compensation committees and senior management teams. Todd works closely with his clients to ensure their executive compensation programs are responsible to shareholders and support the company’s short and long-term business strategy.
Todd’s areas of expertise include pay strategy development; incentive plan design; performance measurement linkages; governance and regulatory issues; CD&A disclosure; equity share plan authorizations; and non-employee Director pay.
He has advised companies of all sizes in a variety of industries, including health care, consumer brands, REITs, restaurants, banking and technology. Todd has also consulted on compensation issues for privately held companies as well as companies with special circumstances such as IPOs, joint ventures and spin-offs.
Todd has spoken on executive compensation related topics for national and regional industry groups. Recent presentations, articles and research reports have covered topics such as “Diving Deeper into the Evaluation of Executive Compensation Plans,” “Tools and Techniques for Aligning Pay and Performance,” “Trends and Best Practices,” and “Director Compensation”.
Scott is a Partner with Hugessen Consulting. He has advised boards for over 20 years as a Partner at Hugessen and as a National Partner for Mercer. Scott advises on all aspects of executive compensation, performance goal setting / evaluation and related governance. His clients operate in a variety of industries (oil and gas, mining, financial services, and real estate) and include publicly traded and privately held companies.
Scott is a frequent speaker and a long-standing faculty member for the Institute of Corporate Directors. At Hugessen, Scott is involved in all aspects of the business including strategy development and implementation, intellectual capital development, training / mentoring, marketing, and client management.