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.
Peter Ringlee is a Consultant in the New York office of Pay Governance and a member of the Firm’s entertainment and media industry practice. Peter has over nine years of experience advising public and private clients on a broad range of executive compensation issues. His background includes incentive plan design, competitive market assessments of executive and non-employee director compensation, employment contracts, global and expatriate compensation, and equity plan approvals. Peter has client experience across a broad range of industries with specific focus in the entertainment and media, utility, and business services industries.
Prior to joining Pay Governance, Peter worked for three years as an executive compensation consultant in the Global Consulting Network at Towers Watson (now Willis Towers Watson).
Peter graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Boston College, double majoring in History and Philosophy.
Companies have migrated a significant portion of equity compensation to performance-based long-term incentive (LTI) awards—typically performance shares or stock units (PSUs)—from stock options. Over 80% of companies in the S&P 500 now have such plans; these also now comprise the majority weighting among LTI vehicles. This trend has been driven in, large part, by the desire of Compensation Committees to place at least one-half equity compensation in the form of “performance-based” pay as defined by the proxy advisory firms. Continue reading →
As shareholders of U.S. public companies demand more accountability for performance, Boards are under increased pressure to continue to strengthen the P4P linkage of their incentive compensation plans. In a 2013 survey of Compensation Committee members co-sponsored by the NYSE, Conference Board, and Pay Governance, the top 3 “challenges” that Committees stated they were facing involved incentive pay and performance goal setting. 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.
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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.
“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.