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
- Christopher S. Carstens Partner | New York
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Chris Carstens is a Partner in the New York office of Pay Governance with over 21 years of experience in executive compensation consulting. During his career, Chris has advised compensation committees and company management on a broad range of executive compensation matters, including compensation strategy, incentive plan design, competitive compensation analysis, compensation disclosure and communication, employment agreements, and outside director compensation. His experience spans a variety of industries, including media and information, aerospace and defense, basic materials, construction, agribusiness, and insurance.
Before joining Pay Governance, Chris was a senior consultant at Towers Watson and a Principal in the predecessor firm Towers Perrin. In addition to his consulting activities at Towers Perrin, Chris served for six years as Managing Principal of the firm's Global Databases unit, which provides compensation and benefits data through a network of offices around the world. The first nine years of his professional career were spent in advertising account management with Grey Advertising and Doyle Dane Bernbach Advertising in New York.
Chris has a B.A. in English from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia Business School.