Ron has over 20 years of experience advising compensation committees and senior management of publicly traded and privately held companies. Ron provides guidance on a broad range of executive compensation matters including peer group development, competitive pay assessments, short-term and long-term incentive plan design, proxy advisory firms’ policies on executive compensation, share authorizations for equity-based compensation plans, and non-employee director compensation. In addition, Ron has extensive experience advising companies undergoing corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs.
He has served companies across a wide range of industries including chemicals, consumer products, distribution, energy, entertainment and media, materials, technology and utilities.
Ron has written articles for NACD’s Directorship Magazine and Corporate Board Member/Chief Executive Group. Ron also provided commentary in Equilar’s 2017 Director Pay Trends report and was a speaker on Equilar’s November 2017 Webinar entitled “Balancing Director Pay with Shareholder Value”.
Ron received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic shock has led many compensation committees to wrestle with the treatment of 2020 annual incentives, given the dramatic change in business conditions since the first quarter of the year.Read More
In many cases, U.S. public companies receive a high level of support from shareholders for their annual advisory vote on the executive compensation program. Based on these results, companies often conclude there is no need to make any material changes to the design of their executive compensation program. As a result, companies may not conduct an in-depth review of the design of their short- and longterm incentive programs on a regular basis.Read More