Services | Executive Compensation

Executive Compensation is one of the clearest ways to communicate a company’s priorities and values.  Our Executive Compensation services range from strategy development to program review and benchmarking.

Executive Compensation Strategy
–  Development and review of executive compensation philosophy
–  Review of executive compensation program objectives
–  Current trends and best practices

Current Compensation Program Review
–  Base salary and annual cash bonus opportunities
–  Long and short-term incentives
–  Executive benefits, severance and perquisites
–  Equity programs, including the mix equity vehicles
–  Stock ownership guidelines
–  Perquisites
–  Employment, change-in-control, severance agreements
–  Calculations of estimated 280G payments
–  Pay vs. performance assessment
–  Assessment of link between compensation programs and stated pay philosophy
–  Development of tally sheets

Competitive Benchmarking
–  Peer group assessment
–  Competitive marketplace compensation and performance evaluations
–  Proxy disclosure and compensation survey analysis

Incentive Strategy
–  Plan design
–  Share allocation and utilization
–  Modeling for additional share reserves, either internally or using the ISS Compass Model
–  Analysis of performance metrics, target performance levels and measurement systems
–  Business unit incentives and equity participation programs
–  Co-investment and carried interest plans
–  Special situation incentives for IPOs, LBOs, LLCs, partnerships, bankruptcies, M&As and startups

Contract Design and Negotiation
–  Employment, severance, and change-in-control agreements
–  Retention and transaction incentives

Supplementary Retirement Income and Other Executive Benefits
–  Deferred compensation and capital accumulation programs
–  Severance plan design and drafting

Implementation
–  Drafting of plan documents and grant letters
–  Communications
–  Liaison to proxy advisory companies
–  Shareholder approval strategies

Expert Witness Testimony, Opinions and Litigation Support
–  Compensation reasonableness
–  Option backdating
–  Processes and procedures