Do companies set appropriately challenging goals in their incentive plans? How does a compensation committee determine whether management is recommending challenging goals? How important are earnings guidance and analyst expectations in goal setting? Read More
Current Pay Governance Viewpoints
Ira T. Kay, Steven Friedman, Brian Lane, Blaine Martin and Soren Meischeid
John D. England and Jeffrey W. Joyce
At a recent Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) conference, two private equity firms’ operating partners observed that executive compensation programs in each and every company in which they invested had to be completely overhauled. “Of course,” quipped one CHRO, “all you need to do is grant large, upfront stock options as a one-time long-term incentive, and you don’t worry about pay after that.” Read More
John R. Sinkular, Eric Marquardt and Jack Marsteller
Virtually all large U.S. companies provide long-‐term incentives (LTIs) through equity-based awards, which provide economic alignment with the Read More
John R. Ellerman
Publicly traded companies are required by the SEC and the stock exchanges to obtain shareholder approval when such companies seek to implement a new long-term equity plan or increase the share reserve pursuant to such plans. Read More
Team Member Highlight
- Jon Weinstein Partner | Philadelphia
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Jon Weinstein is a Partner in Pay Governance's Philadelphia Office and works extensively in advising Compensation Committees and senior management teams at premier companies in the development of effective, creative and pragmatic executive incentive pay systems and arrangements. In his nearly 18 years as an executive compensation practitioner, Jon has been involved in a wide range of projects to align companies' executive reward programs with their business strategies and has a particular expertise in the areas of corporate governance and long-term incentive plan design. Jon's client base centers on Fortune 1000 companies, with a particular focus on companies in the energy, financial services and insurance industry sectors.
Before joining Pay Governance, Jon was the Executive Compensation Business Leader for Towers Watson's East Division responsible for approximately 100 global executive compensation practitioners. Prior to its merger with Watson Wyatt, Jon served on Towers Perrin's Audit Committee of the Board of Directors for several years. Prior to joining Towers, Jon served as Chief of Staff to Philadelphia City Councilman W. Thacher Longstreth.
Jon has been a guest speaker on compensation issues to governance, industry, academic, and human resources groups such as the National Association of Corporate Directors and WorldatWork.
Jon graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an honors major in English. He graduated summa cum laude and was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he made Director's list.