While we acknowledge that executive com- pensation is a factor in corporate “short termism,” what if the amount of pay is not the problem we think it is? Could it be that the subtleties of compensation design today push executives to take a “get rich and get out” approach—including some pay reforms that we hoped would encourage a long-term focus.

As American boardrooms have strengthened the status of lead directors (and, increasingly, split the roles of CEO and chairman), this board leadership evolution has driven many governance changes. One question remains unresolved: How should we set the pay for an independent chairman, a lead director, or executive chairman?

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Jun 03, 2020

Equilar: Executive Compensation Summit

San Diego, CA

Partner Dan Laddin plans to lead a discussion about the ongoing quarrel between the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS)…
  • Christopher Earnest
  • Daniel Laddin

Jun 07, 2020

WorldatWork: Total Rewards Conference & Exhibition

Minneapolis, MN

Partner Eric Hosken has been invited to provide his expertise on both the challenges of managing the recruitment and exiting top executives as well…
  • Eric Hosken

Jul 12, 2020

WorldatWork: Executive Compensation Forum

Las Colinas, TX

Partner Dan Laddin will participate in a forum focusing on shareholders’ expectations and what shareholders prioritize when analyzing executive and board compensation. Click here…
  • Daniel Laddin