Joshua Hovden is an Associate at Compensation Advisory Partners (CAP) in New York. Since joining CAP in 2018, he has worked with boards of directors and senior management teams to address a variety of executive, non-employee director, and broad-based compensation issues. Joshua’s work includes benchmarking compensation levels, annual and long-term incentive plan design, pay-for-performance assessments, and the administration of compensation surveys. He has provided compensation consulting advice to both public and private companies across a range of industries, including high technology, financial services, pharmaceuticals, and non-profits.
Joshua has co-authored and done extensive research for CAP’s research reports on executive compensation trends, covering topics such as equity incentive plan design for companies undergoing IPO, CEO Pay Ratio, private company non-employee director compensation, and family business executive compensation.
Joshua holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics from Columbia University.
Chris Callegari is an Associate at Compensation Advisory Partners (CAP) in New York. Chris has five years of executive compensation consulting experience, and since joining CAP in 2019, has worked with compensation committees and senior management teams to address a wide array of executive and non-employee director compensation issues. Chris has experience in peer group development, benchmarking of compensation levels for senior executives, annual and long-term incentive plan design, termination analyses, pay vs. performance validation and development of non-employee director compensation programs. Chris has performed work for large and small publicly traded and private companies in a variety of industries, including banking, insurance, retail, real estate, and technology. He also has experience developing long-term incentive plans for private companies and composing appropriate communications materials for plan participants.
Chris has co-authored and done extensive research for CAP research reports on executive compensation trends including a COVID-19 Banking Survey, Regional & Community Banking Reports, and Long-term incentive trends, as well as other CAP research initiatives. Chris has also prepared materials for client litigation.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Finance concentration from Marist College’s School of Management.
Whitney Cook is an Associate at Compensation Advisory Partners in New York. Since joining CAP in 2018, she has worked with clients across a broad spectrum of industries and ownership structures on executive and board of director compensation issues. Whitney’s work includes developing competitive compensation levels for senior executives, annual and long-term incentive plan design, board of director compensation, pay-for-performance analyses, and peer group design. She works with clients in various industries, including pharmaceuticals, financial services, materials, and consumer products.
Whitney writes frequently on executive compensation issues. She has co-authored CAP client alerts covering executive compensation trends in the financial services industry and among companies undergoing special situations, including bankruptcy, as well as board of director compensation trends among Fortune 100 companies. Whitney takes a lead role in CAP’s research and thought leadership on the COVID-19 pandemic. Her research has been cited by The Wall Street Journal, among other media outlets, and has been featured by the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance.
Whitney holds a Bachelor of Science in Labor Economics with a Minor in Business Administration from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.