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Our Services

Executive Compensation
 
  • Audit of existing compensation programs (effectiveness of programs in relation to business strategy, delivered performance, stated philosophy, and external market practices and trends)

  • Crafting of total compensation strategies for executive populations and individuals

  • Development of salary systems (including salary levels/bands and merit budgets)

  • Design or modification of existing short- and long-term incentive programs (including annual cash plans, stock options, restricted stock, multi-year cash plans, performance stock, deferred shares, and phantom equity plans)

  • Selection of performance measures for use in incentive plans (including assistance in goal-setting processes)

  • Design and review of executive retirement arrangements (including non-qualified plans, voluntary deferral plans, and supplemental retirement arrangements)

  • Creation of severance arrangements and policies

  • Assistance with pay issues in business transactions such as IPOs, mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, and turnarounds (including pay construction, change-in- control arrangements, special incentives, and transaction bonuses)

  • Negotiation and development of employment contracts (including assessment of competing pay packages, "buy-out" offerings, and construction of hiring pay packages)

  • Establishment of philosophy, processes, and programs for executive stock ownership objectives

Board Compensation
 
  • Providing independent advice on executive compensation matters

  • Drafting of Compensation Committee membership requirements, charters, processes, and calendar of annual tasks

  • Educational assistance for Board members

  • Consulting assistance with succession planning

  • Drafting the philosophy and approach to compensation for outside directors

  • Development of retainer, meeting fees, and other cash- and equity-based fee arrangements

Regulatory and Governance

 

  • Help clients understand and comply with tax, accounting, and securities regulations

  • Assist clients who are dealing with reactions from proxy advisory firms and institutional shareholders regarding existing compensation programs and new plan approval

  • Development, drafting, and review of CD&A/proxy statement and other disclosure items

Outside Director Needs

 

  • Providing independent advice on executive compensation matters

  • Drafting of Compensation Committee membership requirements, charters, processes, and calendar of annual tasks

  • Educational assistance for Board members

  • Consulting assistance with succession planning

  • Drafting the philosophy and approach to compensation for outside directors

  • Development of retainer, meeting fees, and other cash- and equity-based fee arrangements

Our current clients range in size from established companies in the Fortune 100 to tech startups with less than 1,000 employees. We work with both public and private companies primarily in the United States and sometimes internationally. We have worked with companies in every major industry and are versed in dealing with the unique challenges of each.