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
Current Pay Governance Viewpoints
Jon Weinstein, Chris Brindisi and Blaine Martin
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
Diane Lerner, Brian Lane, Andrew Winkler and Alexandra Perepelova
Given that the IPO market has heated up in the last few years – 2013 brought us 222 IPO pricings in the U.S., up almost 80% from 2012(1) – we thought it worthwhile to look at pre-IPO equity practices and the implications for companies after the initial offering. Read More
Jon Weinstein, Ira T. Kay and Eric Marquardt
We are pleased to bring you our collaboration with NYSE Governance Services and Corporate Board Member: A 2013 Opinion Survey of Compensation Committee Members. Read More
Team Member Highlight
- R. David Fitt Partner | New York
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David Fitt is a Partner in the New York office of Pay Governance. He advises U.S. and other global clients on a wide range of executive reward issues. His 20 year career has focused on the design and development of executive and non-executive Director remuneration programs, short and long-term incentive plans, the determination of pay levels and the spectrum of related governance matters. Clients for whom David serves as the appointed executive compensation consultant to the Board and/or management include both public and private companies in the chemical, life sciences, pharmaceutical, technology and industrial sectors.
Prior to joining Pay Governance as a Partner, David was a Principal with Towers Watson for over seven years. He served as Group Leader of the legacy Towers Perrin Metro New York Executive Compensation & Rewards practice. David's career includes a two-year expatriate assignment in London and three years focused on ERISA qualified and nonqualified retirement programs.
David has been a contributor to various international business magazines and newsletters and speaks regularly on executive compensation issues. He is a member of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals and WorldatWork.
David holds a B.A. in mathematics from Bucknell University.