Pay Ratio, Proxy Disclosure and Say on Pay: Looking Back and What’s Ahead

Broadcast Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)
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Stephen F. O'Byrne
Ron Rosenthal
Patrick Haggerty
Michael J. Kenney

SPEAKERS' FIRMS:

About Shareholder Value Advisors Inc.

Shareholder Value Advisors (SVA) is a consulting firm that helps companies improve performance through more effective business unit incentives.

Effective business unit incentives require (1) a well-designed measure of business value added, (2) accurate estimates of competitive pay and (3) a plan design that achieves the three basic objectives of executive pay: providing strong incentives to increase shareholder value, retaining key talent and limiting shareholder cost.

SVA’s distinctive capability is better measurement.  SVA’s work on measuring business value added isolates management’s contribution to value by adjusting for capital investment, investor expectations and peer company performance.  SVA’s work on competitive pay uses multiple regression models to get more accurate market rates by controlling for position, industry, size, profitability and risk.  SVA’s work on plan design uses a distinctive framework to measure alignment, incentive strength and the company’s pay premium at industry average performance using realizable as well as grant date pay.

Website: http://www.valueadvisors.com/

About Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC

Meridian Compensation Partners has a singular focus: to provide the most effective solutions and independent advice in executive compensation and corporate governance consulting. With over 70 associates in ten offices in the US and Canada, Meridian provides top management, boards and compensation committees at public and private corporations with core services that include board level advisory services, compensation program design, research and competitive market intelligence on executive pay and governance matters. We are unique in our ability to provide a full array of services and capabilities and develop long-tenured, board-level consulting relationships to over 500 major publicly traded and privately held corporations. We serve companies across all industries, and have particular expertise in industry sectors with unique labor markets, business metrics, and compensation practices. We guide clients through challenging issues and bring each relationship an independent perspective, expertise, knowledge, and deep resources.

Website: http://www.meridiancp.com/

About Pay Governance LLC

Pay Governance LLC is an independent firm that serves as a trusted advisor on executive compensation matters. Our work helps to ensure that our clients' executive rewards programs are strongly aligned with performance and supportive of appropriate corporate governance practices.

We assist in developing an overall framework and governing philosophy, which describes the company’s approach to all aspects of pay. We utilize decision-quality data to assist compensation committees in making fully informed decisions.

We evaluate incentive and other executive program designs to:

  • Ensure that plans meet the company’s philosophy
  • Support corporate strategy and organization
  • Ensure performance measures are appropriate and consistent with the company’s value creation objectives
  • Improve “line of sight”
  • Align executive interests with those of shareholders
  • Be tax, accounting, and dilution efficient
  • Align pay and performance

We keep compensation committees informed and educated on emerging trends and key developments in executive compensation

We perform periodic reviews of executive arrangements, benefits and perquisites from both a “how” and “how much” perspective.

We work with compensation committees to ensure compliance with relevant regulations and best practices.

Website: http://paygovernance.com/

About FW Cook

FW Cook is an independent executive compensation consulting firm that provides objective advice to boards and management of the world’s leading companies. Our firm’s principal objective is to add value to the executive pay programs and processes of our clients. Our consultants collaborate with clients to solve complex problems and design programs that support their business strategy and successfully link executive pay to shareholder value. Founded in 1973, we serve public, private, and tax-exempt organizations across a broad spectrum of industries.  With the largest market share of board engagements among our competitors, we currently serve over 750 clients. FW Cook’s offices are located in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston, and Boston. To learn more about us or to join our mailing list, visit us on the web at www.fwcook.com.

Website: https://www.fwcook.com/

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