Partner Susan Schroeder examines the growing trend for CEOs, especially from the boomer generation, to remain involved in decision making at the company through the role of executive chairman. She warns that this practice could hinder the new CEO from setting their own agendas and advises companies to limit the length of term of the executive chairman.

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Jun 06, 2024

Where SEC Rule-Making, Shareholder Reporting, and Plan Design Collide

Boston, MA

The SEC has issued a flurry of new rules covering insider trading, clawbacks, proxy reporting, and more. These rules have plan design implications and,…
  • Daniel Laddin

Jun 06, 2024

Striking the Right Balance: Discretion in Incentive Plans – Taboo or a Must?

Boston, MA

Discretion is often considered taboo in the executive compensation world. Compensation committees that use discretion in determining incentive payouts risk receiving criticism from investors…
  • Shaun Bisman

Jun 06, 2024

Impact of Market Volatility on Executive Compensation

Boston, MA

Volatile economic conditions can lead to uncertain compensation outcomes for employees which can create an environment where there is little retentive value. During this…
  • Kelly Malafis
  • Michael Bonner