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Senior Executive Incentive Design Practices Study – Retail, Consumer Durables, and Restaurants

This is Meridian’s first study on senior executive incentive practices in the Retail, Consumer Durables, and Restaurant industries.

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As companies review their executive compensation program designs and related corporate governance policies, current market practices and recent trends can provide competitive benchmarks that are helpful in understanding emerging standards, as well as facilitating productive boardroom discussions. In order to…

Matthew Isakson on NACD’s Leading Minds of Compensation

This interactive forum was a must-attend event for proactive and inquisitive corporate directors and chief executives.

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Meridian Partner Matthew Isakson was a panelist for the NACD’s Leading Minds of Compensation – West where top compensation experts provided invaluable insight on all things executive compensation and then participated in an audience-led question and answer session. Participants had…

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 NACDonline.org 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…

Compensation Committee Best Practices: Pay Increases & Goal-Setting

Watch Meridian Partner Matthew Isakson on TK Kerstetter's Inside America's Boardrooms.

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Meridian Partner Matthew Isakson joins TK Kerstetter, host of Inside America’s Boardrooms, to discuss “Compensation Committee Best Practices: Pay Increases & Goal-Setting.” Get more insight into compensation committee goal setting from Matt Isakson and Boardroom Resources here: “4 Guiding Perspectives…

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 NACDonline.org 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…

Meridian Consultant Talks Compensation Timelines with NACD Online

Watch Meridian's Matt Isakson discuss the evolution of executive compensation timelines with Christopher Y. Clark of NACD Directorship.

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In this video from NACD Online, Meridian Compensation Partners lead consultant Matt Isakson sits down with Christopher Y. Clark, publisher of NACD Directorship magazine, to discuss executive compensation timelines as part of the Leading Minds of Compensation (West) event. View…

Meridian to Attend Equilar Event on New Public Companies

The event addresses governance and shareholder engagement in the post-IPO world.

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Matt Isakson, lead consultant in Meridian’s San Francisco office, will be participating in an Equilar program titled “Fundamentals for New Public Companies” on May 24, 2016 in East Palo Alto, California. The program will cover a number of relevant issues…

Forecasting Key Compensation Issues

Experts examine current compensation trends to predict tomorrow’s top concerns.

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“The key to making a good forecast,” statistician Nate Silver noted in his 2012 book “The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail—But Some Don’t,” “is not in limiting yourself to quantitative information. Rather, it’s having a good…

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.

SEC Releases Proposed Rule on Mandatory Clawback

Examining the highlights and intricacies of this new rule, which could affect all Section 16 Executive Officers.

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Introductory Comments from Matt Isakson, Lead Consultant As discussed last week in Seattle, the Compensation Committee’s review of management’s proposed goals is now a primary focus for directors. There are many tools available to the Compensation Committee to help assess…

Meridian Compensation Partners Announces the Opening of its San Francisco Office

Matt Isakson, Lead Consultant, will lead Meridian's presence in the San Francisco office.

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Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC, a leading executive compensation and corporate governance consulting firm, announced today the opening of its San Francisco office, Meridian’s ninth location in North America. Leading Meridian’s presence in San Francisco is Matthew (Matt) Isakson, Lead Consultant.…