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Planning CEO Transitions: Compensation Committee Best Practices

Partner Jared Berman spoke with TK Kerstetter of Diligent's Inside America's Boardrooms and outlined best practices for boards that have the luxury of time.

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When it comes to CEO transitions, boards should be prepared for the “hit by a bus” scenario. But what about the other side of the spectrum (i.e., a planned departure of a long-tenured CEO)? If you have the luxury of…

How to Structure a Fair Executive Severance Agreement

From Boardroom Resources...Ryan Harvey frames the importance of a well-structured severance arrangement and outlines several best practices for today’s boards and compensation committees.

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Few things cause shareholder or media outrage like a poorly structured executive severance agreement. When a CEO is terminated for poor performance and walks away with tens of millions in severance payments, it’s understandably a hard pill for company stakeholders…

Board Governance: Preparing For Next Proxy Season

Proxy season went well for the majority of boards, says Virginia Rhodes, lead consultant at Meridian Compensation Partners.

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Virginia Rhodes sat down with Corporate Board Member editor-in-chief Dan Bigman as part of the Board Governance Series to talk about the most recent proxy season and how boards can prepare for the next one. “Director elections have gone with…

NACD Leading Minds of Compensation – South

NACD's Leading Minds of Compensation program is a forum for engaged compensation committee chairs, members, and directors to exchange insights with the nation's top thought leaders.

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Meridian was proud to be a sponsor of this unique opportunity discussing the latest executive and director compensation challenges and trends. The country’s leading compensation experts including Lead Consultant, Virginia Rhodes, provided an invaluable outlook on compensation, and then opened…

Pay Considerations When Hiring a New CEO From the Outside

Bob Romanchek, Partner, discusses hiring an internally promoted CEO versus an external CEO candidate for the NYSE Board Governance Series.

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Watch Meridian Partner, Bob Romanchek, discuss pay considerations when hiring a new CEO from the outside, part of the NYSE Board Governance Series.

Prognosticators of Pay

Meridian's Matthew Isakson joins NACD Online to discuss the lasting impact of say on pay.

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Watch Matthew Isakson, lead consultant, discuss “Say on Pay – NACD’s Prognosticators of Pay” in this video from NACD Online.

Why Meridian Compensation Partners?

Partners share what sets Meridian apart from other executive compensation advisory firms.

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Meridian Compensation Partners, is one of the largest, most experienced, independent executive compensation consulting firms in North America. We provide independent advice and effective solutions to hundreds of companies—large and small. We pride ourselves on providing collaborative partnerships, with clients…

Golden Parachutes

Discussion of the Structures Boards Can Use for Executive Severance Payments

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Golden parachutes aren’t going away. In this discussion with NACD Directorship’s Steve Kalan, Meridian Compensation Partner’s Donald Kalfen explains the use of severance packages and how they can be controversial.

Pay for Performance

Multiple Approaches Boards Can Utilize To Align Pay With Performance

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Meridian Compensation Partners’ Jamie McGough breaks down pay for performance and what factors companies should be looking at when they make pay for performance decisions. Performance should be measured differently for different industries, with some putting more importance on profitability…