We offer a full range of compensation consulting services to assist Compensation Commmittees and senior management.

Total Rewards Strategy

  • Compensation guiding principles/philosophy
  • Alignment of principles with business objectives
  • Program design

Competitive Pay and Performance Benchmarking

  • Total reward assessment for executives and broader employee base
  • Pay and performance alignment analysis
  • CEO performance evaluation process

Current Compensation Program Review/Audit

  • Base salary
  • Short-term incentives
  • Long-term incentives
  • Executive benefits/perquisites

Equity/Long-Term Incentive Strategy

  • Plan design
  • Burn rate, overhang analyses and other dilution analyses
  • Equity allocation strategy
  • Option exchange program development
  • Accounting impact
  • Scenario modeling
  • Shareholder approval strategy
  • Employee communication

Board of Directors Compensation

  • Competitive benchmarking
  • Cash and equity compensation design
  • Role-based compensation (e.g., audit vs. compensation committee member pay)

Compensation Committee Advisors

  • Updates, alerts and trends
  • Research
  • Special projects
  • Education and evaluation
  • Presence at compensation committee meetings
  • Executive pay review process
  • Compensation committee best practices

Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation

  • Update on current developments
  • Company proposal design and implementation
  • Shareholder proposal analysis
  • Shareholder vote strategy and execution

Contractual Arrangements

  • Change-of-control agreements
  • Employee agreements
  • Retention/transactions/incentives

Continuing Education

  • Corporate governance requirements and “best practices”
  • Executive compensation trends and “best practices”
  • Pending legislative and regulatory developments
  • Compensation design and development
  • Board of Director/Compensation Committee responsibilities

Stock Ownership and Retention

  • Officers and directors
  • Ownership and retention policy design
  • Implementation strategies

Legal, Regulatory and Accounting Compliance

  • Accounting
  • Securities
  • Tax
  • Congress
  • Litigation support
  • Shareholder activism

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