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Best Practices for Restructuring Your Incentive Pay Plan

Watch Meridian Partner Marc Ullman on TK Kerstetter's Inside America's Boardrooms.

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In this episode, Partner Marc Ullman joins host TK Kerstetter to discuss best practices for rethinking the incentive pay structure. With the goal of aligning pay and performance, Ullman outlines eight DOs and DON’Ts for today’s compensation committees. In addition…

When Constituency Compensation Expectations Collide

NYSE Board Governance Series: Discussion Of Relative Performance, Peer/industry Indices, and Regulatory Issues for Financial Institutions

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Members of the banking industry–and other regulated industries–have different expectations than members of other industries when it comes to executive compensation consulting. Watch Meridian Compensation Partners’ Susan O’Donnell sit down with TK Kerstetter of the NYSE Governance Series to discuss…

Analyzing Lost Say on Pay Votes

Reporting Issues to Include, and Avoid, for ISS

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Meridian has analyzed the failed Say on Pay votes from proxy season 2012, and Jane Romweber, Partner, shares the conclusions. In some cases there are easy answers, however in other cases the reasons for a failed Say on Pay are…

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.

Long-Term Compensation Plans

The Board’s Use of Incentives to Align Management’s Interests with Long-Term Value Creation

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For many companies, performance-based shares are the form of long-term compensation that makes the most sense. However, not every company will find this to be the case. Ryan Harvey, Partner, discusses both of these scenarios in this video from NACD…

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…