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
Current Pay Governance Viewpoints
John R. Ellerman
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
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
Team Member Highlight
- Bentham W. Stradley Partner | Dallas
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Ben is a Partner at Pay Governance, specializing in executive and director compensation. Throughout his 14-year career, he has worked with a wide variety of leading public and private companies on executive and director compensation matters. His current clients include Fortune 500-ranked companies as well as a number of the nation's largest private and foreign-owned companies. Ben advises clients on a number of executive compensation-related issues, including overall reward strategies and philosophies, short- and long-term incentive plan design and analysis, calibrating incentive plan performance objectives, equity management strategies, reporting and disclosure, compliance and related issues. Ben also assists clients distill the implications of specific technical issues relating to their compensation programs, including taxation, accounting, and incentive award valuation.
Prior to joining Pay Governance, Ben was the leader of Towers Watson's executive compensation practice in the Western region of the U.S. and was also responsible for directing the practice's intellectual capital development efforts and overseeing service offerings related to equity incentive valuation.
Ben is a Certified Public Accountant. He has been a speaker at professional organizations such as NASPP and World at Work.
Ben earned an undergraduate degree in Finance from The Pennsylvania State University, with minors in Economics and Business Law, and an M.B.A., with concentrations in Finance and Accounting, from the University of Pittsburgh.