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
- Steve DeMaria Consultant | Philadelphia
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Steve DeMaria is a Consultant at Pay Governance's Philadelphia office. Steve has experience with various aspects of executive compensation including competitive benchmarking for executives and outside directors, pay-for-performance assessments, short and long-term incentive plan design and peer group development. Steve has also worked on compensation design projects below the executive level. Steve has worked with clients across various industries, including energy services, financial services, real estate, retail, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals. Steve has also worked with a number of higher education and nonprofit organizations. Past Experience
Prior to joining Pay Governance in 2010, Steve worked in Philadelphia at Towers Watson's executive compensation practice for two years.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.