Pay Governance LLC is an independent firm that serves as a trusted advisor on executive compensation matters.
Our work helps to ensure that our clients' executive rewards programs are strongly aligned with performance and
supportive of appropriate corporate governance practices.
Driven by volatile stock markets, stock option expensing, and shareholder advisory firm mischaracterization of stock options as non-performance-based compensation, many companies have significantly shifted away from stock options toward service-based restricted stock and/or long-term performance plans such as performance shares, performance share units, or performance cash units. Continue reading →
After nearly three years, on September 18, 2013, the SEC issued proposed rules for one of the most contentious executive compensation provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act –CEO pay ratio disclosures. Continue reading →
The CEO pay ratio, a previously outstanding major regulation mandated by Dodd-Frank, now has proposed rules. The SEC voted 3-2 Wednesday, September 18th, to propose rules that will require most public companies to disclose how their CEO's compensation compares with … Continue reading →
Join Diane Lerner and Brian Lane for a Virtual Conference on Current and Emerging Topics in Executive Compensation via HR.com (http://bit.ly/184SCrm) on September 24 from 11:00 to 12:00 PM (ET) Topics Include: Incentive Program Performance Metric Selection, Realizable Pay, Say … Continue reading →
A new Equilar report featuring commentary from Pay Governance and Donnelley Financial Solutions analyzes the compensation discussion and analysis (CD&A) section of S&P 100 proxy statements over the last five years. With the average CD&A reaching nearly 10,000 words, the report revealed key strategies in how companies design and communicate pay practices by using alternative pay graphs, checklists and other visualizations that help draw investors to the most important information.
To be redirected to Equilar and download a copy of this important report, click here.
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October 4, 2016
Pay Governance Adds New West Coast Partner
Matt Quarles has joined the firm as a Partner. In this role, Quarles is responsible for working with clients across industries on a wide range of executive compensation issues. He will be based in Los Angeles and has nearly 20 years experience in the executive compensation consulting industry.
Pay Energy®, a new proprietary assessment tool developed by Pay Governance
Pay Energy®, a new proprietary assessment tool developed by Pay Governance LLC, helps companies consider the “drive, discipline and speed” inherent in current programs and in alternative designs that may be evaluated.
“The fundamental philosophy of executive compensation is to ‘attract, retain and motivate’ a talented management team. So it’s concerning when you hear incentive awards are just put in desk drawers until plans mature,” said Pay Governance managing partner John England.