Can Pay and Performance Outcomes Be Aligned in 2020?

By National Association of Corporate Directors | Jul 8, 2020 | Read more

Partner Matt Vnuk discusses the alignment of pay and performance in the era of COVID-19 and what boards should consider when adjusting in-flight performance plans.

CEOs, Rank and File Share Pain … for Now

By Agenda | Jun 29, 2020 | Read more

Principal Bonnie Schindler and Senior Analyst Whitney Cook explore the connection between executive salary cuts and worker furloughs and find a lopsided correlation.

PPP Recipients to Face Pay Scrutiny

By Agenda | Jun 29, 2020 | Read more

Partner Matt Vnuk warns companies that have taken a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan to beware of additional compensation-related scrutiny brought on by shareholders and press.

ESG: Addressing an Evolving Issue

By Corporate Board Member | Jun 25, 2020 | Read more

Partner Kelly Malafis guides companies on how to better understand and incorporate ESG frameworks into the organizations’ operating goals and compensation plans.

CFOs’ Lower Bonuses Cut Into Compensation Growth

By CFO Magazine | Jun 15, 2020 | Read more

CFO bonus outcomes in 2019 (i.e., lower bonus payouts on weakened absolute financial performance) reinforces that boards and senior management continue to emphasizethe alignment of pay outcomes with company performance.

CFO Pay Rises as Responsibilities Expand

By Agenda | Jun 12, 2020 | Read more

In a study conducted by CAP, Partner Kelly Malafis and Principal Roman Beleuta discuss the slowdown in CFO compensation growth in 2019 primarily driven by declines in actual bonus payouts.

Survey: CFO Compensation Rose 3.6% Last Year

By CFO Dive | Jun 10, 2020 | Read more

CAP’s recent study on CFO compensation concluded that, while overall pay increased for CFOs, actual bonus payouts dipped as a result of slowed financial performance in 2019 compared to previous years.

Companies Wade Cautiously Into Restoring Base Salaries

By Agenda | Jun 8, 2020 | Read more

Partner Dan Laddin warns that boards as well as management teams should be highly cognizant of the pain and uncertainty that their furloughed employees are facing before reversing executive salary reductions.

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Sep 16, 2020

Corporate Board Member: Compensation Committee Summit

New York, NY

Partner Kelly Malafis explores best-practices for communications between HR and Compensation Committees to resolve complex human capital issues within various levels of the workforce.…
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Sep 16, 2020

Private Company Director: Private Company Governance Summit 2020

Washington, D.C.

Partners Bertha Masuda and Sue Schroeder will discuss strategies for building and maintaining a private board to ensure proper alignment between stakeholders, board, and…
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Nov 04, 2020

Family Business: Transitions Fall 2020

Marina Del Ray, CA

Partners Bertha Masuda and Sue Schroeder will provide guided discussions on how to improve executive compensation programs within family-owned businesses. Click here to learn…
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