The CHOICE Act is designed to rewrite many of the rules and provisions contained in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protect Act (“Dodd-Frank”). The proposed legislation was passed on a party-line vote of 34-26 and has advanced to the full House for a vote at some future date. The legislation is expected to pass the House due to its Republican majority. Read More
Current Pay Governance Viewpoints
John R. Ellerman
Over the Long Term, Companies with Problematic Pay Practices Generally Perform Worse than Companies that Avoid Problematic Pay PracticesBy Andrew Winkler, Brian Johnson and Christine Oberholzer Skizas
Since advisory Say on Pay (“SOP”) votes became effective in 2011, ISS and Glass Lewis have exerted significant influence over the vote outcomes for these proposals. These advisors use quantitative tests to assess CEO Pay for Performance (“P4P”) alignment and supplement those quantitative assessments with a qualitative review of pay practices/program design. Read More
John R. Ellerman, Lane T. Ringlee and Stephen J. Pakela
In the first 3 months of 2017, our firm’s partners and consulting staff attended more than 200 corporate Boards of Directors compensation committee meetings in our role as executive compensation advisors. From attending these meetings, we have learned a great deal about certain issues emerging as dominant themes in Board discussions about executive pay and corporate governance. Read More
John R. Ellerman
In the aftermath of the failed Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) repeal and replace effort, the United States’ new administration announced its intent to shift focus to other high-priority issues. As noted in the latest press accounts, President Trump is anxious to tackle a comprehensive rewrite of the Tax Code. Read More
Team Member Highlight
- Brian Johnson Consultant | New York
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Brian Johnson is a Consultant in New York office of Pay Governance. With nearly 10 years of compensation consulting experience, Brian works with clients to review competitive pay practices and analyze the impact of emerging trends in executive compensation. In addition, he works with clients on a variety of corporate governance issues such as equity plan approvals and analysis of voting practices by key proxy advisors. Brian's primary role has consisted of providing analytical services including data research, competitive benchmarking analysis, and long-term incentive valuation. His clients have included numerous companies in the financial services, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and chemical industries.
Prior to joining Pay Governance, Brian worked as a compensation consultant at Towers Watson and at Merck & Co. as a senior financial analyst.
Brian received his B.S. in Finance at the University of Connecticut and M.B.A. at Cornell University.