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
- John D. England Partner | St. Petersburg, FL & New York, NY
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John England is an internationally-recognized consultant in the areas of executive compensation and incentive design. His broad experience in assisting Boards of Directors and senior management in the design and development of impactful total executive reward programs has been sought out by companies in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia. Clients for whom John serves as the Board-appointed executive compensation consultant include premier, global companies in the financial services, pharmaceutical, industrial, consumer products, transportation, and entertainment sectors.
Prior to founding Pay Governance as a Managing Partner, John served for seven years as Towers Perrin's Global Practice Leader for executive compensation. Before entering the consulting field in 1983, John was a compensation analyst with Texaco Inc.
John is a frequent speaker and author addressing executive compensation and incentive design topics based on his 30 years of consulting and client experience. As a speaker, he annually addresses the WorldatWork International Conference and the Conference Board's various councils on compensation. In addition to being a certified WorldatWork instructor, John has served on several taskforces, including the Futures Taskforce and the FASB Stock Compensation Project. His most recent participation in a forum on corporate governance was featured in the Harvard Business Review. John has authored 15 articles that have appeared in such journals as The Handbook of Modern Finance, Directors & Boards, the ACA Journal, Personnel, Family Business, The New York Times, and Compensation and Benefits Review.
A graduate of Connecticut College, John received an MBA degree as an Edward Tuck Scholar from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College.