Steven Hall & Partners (“SH&P”) is a nationally recognized, independent compensation consulting firm, specializing exclusively in the areas of executive compensation, board remuneration and related corporate governance issues. By focusing solely on these critical and complex areas of the human resources arena, SH&P is able to provide clients with the highest quality expertise and advice on a practical basis.
From complex cross-border transactions to exclusively local deals, clients rely on Shearman & Sterling’s vast international network to help accomplish their business goals. The firm has approximately 850 lawyers in 20 offices around the world, and its lawyers come from some 80 countries, speak more than 60 languages and practice US, English, EU, French, German, Italian, Hong Kong, OHADA and Saudi law. They also practice Dubai International Financial Centre law and Abu Dhabi Global Market law.
Since 2003, the firm has published its annual Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation Survey of the 100 largest U.S. public companies. The survey archives and other related content can be found at corpgov.shearman.com
Innisfree is a full service shareholder engagement firm providing clients with sound tactical and strategic advice and results-oriented implementation in proxy and consent solicitations (whether friendly or contested), tender and exchange offers, mergers, rights offerings, strategic restructurings and other domestic and cross-border transactions requiring action by public security-holders. Innisfree provides expert consulting services on a wide range of matters, including shareholder activism, executive compensation proposals, corporate governance issues and investor relations
CAP is an independent executive compensation consulting firm. We work with boards of directors and management teams to develop innovative and practical solutions that advance company objectives and help our clients make informed decisions about executive compensation. Our advice is ground in extensive real-time experience, aligns with strong corporate governance standards and is supported by rigorous analytics.
Joseph Sorrentino, Managing Director of Steven Hall & Partners joined the firm on its founding in September 2005.
Mr. Sorrentino has 20 years of experience consulting with public and privately held companies in the design and implementation of executive compensation and board remuneration programs with an emphasis on designing annual and long term incentive plans that align pay with performance. His expertise includes ISS compensation and equity plan modeling and governance policies.
A regular speaker on issues related to executive compensation, he is frequently quoted in notable publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Bloomberg News. In addition, Mr. Sorrentino has been interviewed on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, Fox Business and NPR.
A cum laude graduate of New York University, he received his M.B.A. from the Leonard N. Stern Graduate School of Business.
Stephen Giove is a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s Capital Markets Group, and a current member and co-founder of the firm’s Corporate Governance Advisory Group. His practice is principally focused on counseling corporate clients and boards of directors with respect to strategic, governance, financing and public company matters.
Steve joined the firm in 1987, became a partner in 1993, was the firm’s hiring partner from 1997–1999, was the co-head of its US Capital Markets Group from 2003-2007, was a member of the firm’s Global Business Development Committee from 2008-2010 and was co-chair of the firm’s Corporate Governance Advisory Group from 2007-2013.
Jonathan Salzberger is a Director of Innisfree M&A Incorporated. Mr. Salzberger advises companies and investors on shareholder engagement, corporate governance, activism and proxy solicitation, with an emphasis on merger solicitations and proxy contests.
Prior to joining Innisfree, Mr. Salzberger was a corporate attorney with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. Mr. Salzberger earned B.A. degrees in Economics and History, summa cum laude, from New York University, and a J.D. from the New York University School of Law, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the NYU Journal of Law and Business.
Kelly Malafis is a founding Partner of Compensation Advisory Partners LLC (CAP) in New York. She has 20 years of executive compensation consulting experience working with Compensation Committees and senior management teams. Work performed has been for large and small publicly traded companies in a variety of industries, including financial services, insurance, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and retail. Kelly has also provided advice on compensation issues for privately-held companies and companies with special circumstances such as IPOs and spin-offs. Kelly holds a BS in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.