Bertha Masuda is a partner of Compensation Advisory Partners LLC (CAP) in Los Angeles. She has over 20 years of experience advising Boards and top management on compensation strategy, benchmarking, planning, incentive plan design and implementation. She has worked with companies across a broad range of industries, and with companies in various stages of development, with a specialization in growth and mid-cap companies. Bertha works with both privately held and publicly traded businesses to develop compensation strategies and incentive programs that are aligned with business strategy and financial goals.

Bertha is a speaker at national compensation conferences for organizations such as WorldatWork and the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals. She has been quoted in a variety of publications, and has co-authored several published articles regarding the use of equity incentives in publicly traded and privately held companies, and how to best communicate such programs to executives.

Prior to joining CAP, Bertha was a co-founder and partner of Vivient Consulting LLC, a boutique executive compensation consulting firm, for sixteen years. Prior to that, she was a principal at Mercer’s Human Capital business which she joined through the acquisition of SCA Consulting. In addition, she worked at Gemini Consulting and Ernst & Young.

Bertha holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley, where she graduated with honors. She is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and a Certified Executive Compensation Professional, as designated by WorldatWork.

Rose Marie Orens is a partner emeritus of Compensation Advisory Partners LLC (CAP). With over 25 years of experience, she has consulted on a wide range of executive and director compensation issues. She focuses on tying executive compensation to business strategy and enhancing the alignment between executive pay and enterprise performance.

Rose Marie specializes in working with compensation committees and management in financial services firms. She has designed executive compensation programs, including annual and long-term incentive plans. Her expertise in financial services includes deep experience navigating the evolving regulatory environment, as well as consulting on corporate governance and risk-related issues that financial service firms face today.

Prior to founding CAP, Rose Marie was a Worldwide Partner in Mercer’s Human Capital business and the Market Business Leader for the New York market. Prior to Mercer, she was a partner in KPMG’s Performance and Compensation consulting practice.

Rose Marie received the 1993 YWCA Academy of Women Achievers Award. She is a two-time honoree of the NACD Directorship 100, an honor awarded to individuals influential in corporate governance, and the boardroom.

Rose Marie received a BA magna cum laude from Boston University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Peter T. Chingos, is the partner emeritus of Compensation Advisory Partners LLC (CAP) and a nationally recognized executive compensation consultant. He has consulted with CEOs, boards of directors, and numerous company managements in all major industries on a wide range of executive compensation and human resources issues. Peter is based in New York.

Prior to founding CAP in 2009, Peter led Mercer’s Executive Compensation Consulting Practice. Peter joined Mercer through the acquisition of KPMG’s Executive Compensation Consulting Practice, where he was the senior partner.

Peter was actively involved in landmark research focusing on the relationships between executive pay and company performance, particularly pay practices in high-performing companies. Peter received WorldatWork’s Keystone Award to recognize his contribution to the compensation profession. He has been a consultant to the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Internal Revenue Service on a variety of regulatory issues related to executive compensation. He has also taught executive compensation courses in WorldatWork’s certification program.

Peter has a BA in Psychology from St. Francis College and an MS in Accounting from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

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Jul 16, 2024

What Private Companies Need to Know to Design Effective Incentive Plans

Boston, MA

In this session, we cover the strategies effective private companies employ to ensure incentive plans support the company’s strategic objectives and culture, are competitive…
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Sep 17, 2024

Board Compensation Strategies and Governance for Best-in-Class Bank Boards

Nashville, TN

Directors on the board play an important role in overseeing the bank’s governance practices and supporting the long-term success of the bank in an…
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