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How Should Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Performance be Reflected in Executive Compensation?

Companies are responding to increasing pressure from shareholders, proxy advisors, employees, and even local and state governments to consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues as part of business strategy and performance.

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Many of the public company boards and corporate executives (very notably, 181 CEOs signing the Business Roundtable Statement avowing Stakeholder primacy1) that are eager to demonstrate this responsiveness cite compensation as an existing, meaningful and highly visible tool that is…

Compensation Advice for PE-Owned Companies

Companies that are owned either privately or by private-equity (PE) firms face unique executive compensation challenges.

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From the July/August 2017 issue of NACD Directorship Visit Meridian Compensation Partners has deep experience working with companies throughout the typical PE ownership life cycle—from public to private and back into the public markets through an initial public offering…

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…

Compensation Specialists Advise on IPOs and Spins

As an initial public offering (IPO) nears for a private company or an operating division of a public company, compensation planning must include preparing for the executive compensation transition issues the company must undertake after the offering

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From the July/August 2016 issue of NACD Directorship Visit As one of the largest independent advisory firms, Meridian Compensation Partners is uniquely positioned to guide committees through pivotal events such as IPOs, spins, or separations where a company is…

Ask the Expert: Pay for Performance Alignment

Meridian Partner Marc Ullman discusses this 2016 hot button issue with Equilar's C-SUITE magazine.

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As part of its Ask the Experts feature, Meridian Partner Marc Ullman was recently asked to discuss a hot button compensation issue for 2016 by Equilar’s C-SUITE magazine. Read Marc’s commentary on Pay for Performance Alignment in the current issue…

Setting Appropriate Performance Metrics and Goals

Executive pay has become more transparent, responsible, and aligned to performance than ever before.

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In an environment of significant public and media scrutiny, executive compensation’s evolution over the last decade has been dramatic and very visible. Executive pay has become more transparent, responsible, and aligned to performance than ever before. But in this Say-on-Pay…

How Well Do You Know Your Performance Range?

A Good Performance Range Should Focus On Optimal Results for Shareholders and Executives

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Think about a dart board. Immediately, the bulls-eye comes to mind. All you need to do is aim and throw the dart at the middle of the board to win, right? For the most part, the answer is yes. But,…

Finding the Sweet Spot

Balancing Business Needs with External Pressure

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This is America. We don’t disparage wealth. President Barack Obama, February 4, 2009 Despite the president’s words, we have certainly seen plenty of disparagement of “wealth,” at least as it relates to executive compensation. In addition, there is no shortage…