Meridian is pleased to announce that Andrew McElheran (Toronto) and Daniel Rodda (Atlanta) have become partners effective January 1, 2018.

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Read: Our 2017 Corporate Governance & Incentive Design Survey

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2017 Study of Executive Change-in-Control Arrangements Summary

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Meridian Named a "Best Small Firm to Work For" for Sixth Consecutive Year

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Meridian Consultants Named to NACD Directorship 100 for Fifth Consecutive Year

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Read Meridian's 2017 White Paper "Executive Compensation in the Banking Industry"

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The Meridian Advantage

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 sixty-five associates in eleven offices in the US and Canada, Meridian provides top management, boards and compensation committees with core services that include board level advisory services, compensation program design, research and competitive market intelligence on executive pay and governance matters.

We invite you to learn what makes Meridian different.

“Meridian is unique because we really have a singular focus on providing excellent service to our clients.” – Jim Wolf, Managing Partner

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Avoiding Action on Director Pay

How boards can protect themselves against scrutiny - From C-Suite Magazine, an Equilar publication - Issue 26, Winter 2018

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A wave of lawsuits surrounding director compensation surfaced a couple of years ago, often alleging “excessive” pay for boards of directors on a variety of grounds. Because boards set their own pay levels, there are potential legal ramifications due to…

Managing Incentive Plans in a Cyclical Business

As seen in Corporate Board Member First Quarter 2018 - Compensation is always tricky, but it’s even tougher in an up-and-down business, where markets—as much as the managers—run the show. Jim Wolf, managing partner at Meridian Compensation Partners, offers advice on getting it right.

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There is no more contentious, complex or difficult issue for boards than setting up the right incentives for executives. With companies in cyclical businesses that may have commodity costs as a large portion of performance, the challenge gets even more…

Delaware Court Case May Have Far Reaching Effects on Director Compensation

Boards of public companies should closely examine the manner in which director compensation is determined in light of a recent decision by the influential Delaware Supreme Court regarding Investors Bancorp (“Bank”).

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The upshot of the Delaware Supreme Court decision is whether equity plans of public companies should include prescribed annual limits on director compensation. According to the Court’s decision, the presence or absence of such limits will determine whether director compensation…

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