We provide the following services to Boards, Management or both in either
a one- or two-consultant model.

Design

  • Pay philosophy
  • Total compensation program evaluation
  • Short- and long-term Incentive plan design
  • Performance measure selection and stress testing
  • Retirement and deferred compensation
  • Retention ¬†programs and strategies
  • Change-in-control protection/severance
  • M&A issues

Data

  • Peer group development
  • Executive total compensation data
  • Peer company design characteristics
  • Peer company performance comparisons
  • Severance pay design and prevalence
  • Benefits and perquisites design and prevalence
  • M&A transition strategies
  • Director pay data

Implementation and Administration

  • Employment contracts and severance plans
  • Detailed plan specifications
  • Omnibus plan documents
  • Share pool size determination / ISS modeling
  • Award agreements
  • Proxy disclosure
  • Accounting expense estimates and Monte Carlo calculations
  • Communication

M&A Issues

  • IPOs
  • Spin-offs
  • Mergers
  • Acquisitions
  • Start-Ups
  • Bankruptcy

Board Level Consulting Services

  • Making informed business judgments on executive pay
  • Pay-for-performance analyses
  • Governance best practices
  • Risk evaluation
  • Institutional shareholder and ISS voting issues
  • CEO and senior management evaluations¬†
  • Board evaluations
  • Executive sessions
  • Tally sheets
  • Change-in-control and/or severance costing
  • Clawback provisions
  • Committee charters
  • Annual meeting preparation