Matthew Vnuk

Matthew Vnuk Principal

Areas of Expertise

  • Banking & Finance
  • Compensation Disclosure
  • Consumer Brands
  • Industrials

Matt Vnuk is a Principal at Compensation Advisory Partners LLC (CAP) in New York. He has more than 10 years of experience advising committees and management in all areas of executive and director compensation. Recent client assignments include: assistance in setting shareholder-focused performance targets, customizing incentive programs to shifting strategic priorities and benchmarking competitive pay levels and practices.

Matt’s industry experience includes a focus on the financial services, retail, and manufacturing industries. He has extensive experience in proxy disclosure and has worked with clients to craft best in class CD&A’s. Matt also takes a lead role in CAP’s methodology and training committees. Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rochester.

Present Responsibilities

Matt Vnuk is a principal at Compensation Advisory Partners LLC (CAP) in New York. He has more than 10 years of experience advising committees and management in all areas of executive and director compensation. Matt primarily advises compensation committees and senior management on executive compensation strategy development, evaluating the pay and performance relationship for senior executives, annual and long-term incentive plan design, board of director compensation, the proxy statement and CD&A and corporate governance issues. In addition to his client responsibilities, Matt takes a lead role CAP’s methodology and training committees.

Experience

Matt has worked with clients in a variety of industries. His specific areas of expertise are the financial services, retail and manufacturing industries, and compensation-related disclosure. Recent client assignments include: Providing assistance in setting shareholder-focused performance targets; customizing incentive programs for a company in transition while considering proxy advisor policies; benchmarking competitive pay levels/practices for the executive leadership team; drafting and validating the Compensation Discussion and Analysis (CD&A) portion of the annual proxy statement for multiple leading companies, across various industries. Matt has also supported Fed submissions from large complex banking organization on their pay programs. Prior to joining CAP, Matt was a consultant in the New York office of Pearl Meyer.

Publications and Speeches

Matt regularly authors CAP client alerts and has been quoted by or written for numerous publications, including: Agenda, Bloomberg News, WorldatWork Compensation Focus, Workspan Magazine, Directors Monthly, Directorship, Pension & Benefits Daily and The Wall Street Journal. Recently, Matt has authored “Annual CEO Performance Assessment Should Influence Compensation Decisions,” “The Compensation Committee: From Competence to Excellence,” “Revisiting Individual Performance for Executive Bonus Plans,” and “Litigation is Causing Pressure on Director Pay: What You Need to Know.” He has also authored the annual NACD Director Compensation Report, and has co-authored several comment letters to the SEC and ISS on behalf of CAP. In addition, Matt has been a subject matter expect on compensation and regulatory-focused webcasts sponsored by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Corporate Directors Group (CDG), and the Knowledge Congress.

Education

Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rochester.