Current Pay Governance Viewpoints
John R. Ellerman and Lane T. Ringlee
Proxy executive compensation and Compensation Discussion & Analysis (CD&A) disclosure is principally based upon a one-year look back at executive compensation forms, levels, policies, and practices. In addition, the proxy tables and schedules which disclose the historical pay forms and levels for the Named Executive Officers (NEOs) are fixed in format and do not allow for any flexibility in reporting NEO compensation beyond that which is prescribed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Read More
Ira T. Kay, Brian Lane and Brian Wilby
The number of methods for defining "CEO pay" when analyzing executive compensation continues to grow. From total pay suggested by the summary compensation table to the definitions used by Glass Lewis or Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) in their proxy review reports, there is no universal standard for measuring pay, especially in comparison to performance. Read More
Stephen J. Pakela, Brian S. Scheiring and Mike Grasso
Compensation Committees face the challenge of balancing the tension in motivating their executives to create shareholder value in the current Say on Pay and economic environment. The current pullback in stock prices and the uncertain financial outlook for 2016 at many companies will make this year’s compensation decisions even more challenging. Read More
Team Member Highlight
- Christine Oberholzer Skizas Partner | Chicago
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Christine Oberholzer Skizas, a Partner with Pay Governance, has been consulting with clients across industries to strategize and develop executive compensation philosophies for senior executives for more than fourteen years. Her areas of expertise include compensation strategy, short- and long-term incentive design, including traditional and alternative delivery vehicles, and transaction-related engagements. She advises Compensation Committees and management teams in designing and maintaining thoughtful pay programs.
Prior to joining Pay Governance as a Partner, Christine served as the Group Leader of Towers Watson's Executive Compensation practice, managing the Chicago team of consultants while also serving as an advisor to Compensation Committees of public and private companies.
Prior to joining Towers Perrin, Christine managed the compensation consulting practice of a boutique national real estate advisory firm. Christine's professional career began in Arthur Andersen's Business Consulting division as a member of the Financial Services Industry practice, assisting some of the largest financial institutions in the country with the assessment, design and implementation of various operational strategies ranging from consumer lending to customer care.
Christine received a B.B.A degree in Finance and Business Economics with a concentration in International Business from The University of Notre Dame.