Webinar highlights include: A market overview of performance-metrics data across short- and long-term incentive plans, discussions around building rigorous performance-based incentive plans, and how proxy advisors and investors assess rigor and a look into proxy disclosure trends regarding performance-based pay and metrics. Read More
Current Pay Governance Viewpoints
Stephen J. Pakela
John R. Ellerman
On June 30, 2014, the SEC issued a Staff Legal Bulletin (referred to as “SLB 20”) which provides guidance regarding the responsibilities of investment advisers and proxy advisory firms with respect to the voting of corporate proxies. Read More
Jon Weinstein, Chris Brindisi and Blaine Martin
In the three years that U.S. public companies have held non-binding Say on Pay (SOP) votes under the Dodd Frank Act, compensation committees, compensation advisors, and financial regulators have seen the clout of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) increase dramatically in the executive compensation arena. Read More
Bentham W. Stradley
For the past several years, executive compensation policies and practices have been under intense scrutiny by lawmakers, the media and governance experts. Read More
Team Member Highlight
- Sara Bivins Consultant | Dallas
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Sara Bivins is a Consultant in the Dallas office of Pay Governance. Sara serves as both a key contributor and a day-to-day project manager for client engagements focused on assessing the competitiveness of compensation programs, and their alignment with the organization's business strategy. Her experience includes developing compensation strategies, conducting competitive market pay assessments, as well as designing and implementing annual and long-term incentive plans. Additionally, she designs and develops pay strategies and programs for non-employee directors of the Board, assists with proxy statement development by providing technical knowledge of disclosure regulations and assistance with required filing requirements, and conducts 280G change-in-control analyses. Sara's client experience includes work with publicly-traded and privately-held companies in various industries including energy, pharmaceutical, retail, high technology, financial services, and transportation.
Prior to joining Pay Governance, Sara worked in the Dallas office of Towers Perrin's executive compensation practice for over 10 years.
Sara earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with distinction in Finance from the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.