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Setting Executive Compensation at Private Family Businesses

By National Association of Corporate Directors | Jul 24, 2022 | Read more

An article authored by Partner Bertha Masuda was published by the National Association of Corporate Directors. Masuda tackles the challenge of developing compensation plans for private family companies. She outlines framework of key principles for thinking through the existing issues, the best practices, and available survey data to enable family company boards to make the best decisions possible. The key principles she mentions include governance, pay philosophy, incentive plan design, and communication. Utilizing such framework will enable boards to develop an appropriate compensation plan that aligns with the interests of both executives and shareholders.

Exploring Key Trends in Executive Compensation

By Kelly Malafis & Shaun Bisman, American Banker | Jul 8, 2022 | Read more

Partner Kelly Malafis and Principal Shaun Bisman were featured in a webcast with American Banker discussing current key trends in executive compensation. Click the link above to watch!

After Lead Directors’ Time Commitment Spikes, Pay Rises

By Agenda | Jun 27, 2022 | Read more

Partner Matt Vnuk was quoted in an Agenda article that CAP provided research for that discussed the rise in lead independent director retainers. CAP analyzed the 100 largest publicly traded U.S. companies. CAP found that in 2021 there was a substantial increase in the additional compensation that is paid to lead independent directors. Matt Vnuk mentioned that the rise is correlated to increased time commitments. Lead Directors have had a lot of shareholder outreach responsibilities in the past few years for reasons such as COVID-19, broader human capital initiatives, and ESG.

Highest paid executives on Long Island work at tiny biotech firm BioRestorative Therapies

By Newsday | Jun 21, 2022 | Read more

Principal Lauren Peek was quoted in Newsday’s recent article detailing highest paid executives on Long Island. Peek explained how the initial COVID-19 outbreak put a lid on pay packages. She also described how 2020 was a rough year for companies and that many were forced to make difficult choices related to the pandemic. Peek offered insight to recent trends explaining how in 2021, payouts bounced back.