Factors To Consider In Executive Compensation For IPOs (2024)

Ipos in 2024

Companies transitioning from private to public status typically face the pivotal task of transforming executive compensation structures. This shift is not merely a procedural change but a strategic maneuver to align with public company market norms. The overarching goal is to retain and motivate the leadership team that possesses deep institutional knowledge of the company. […]

Size & CEO Pay

size and ceo pay graph with elon musk ahead

Size & CEO Pay Part 2 in series: “What Matters in CEO Pay?” Size matters. Both company size and CEO pay size matter a lot! While this doesn’t seem like a wild statement, this fact gets tested over and over, most recently with one of the most widely- known executives in the world, Elon Musk, […]

Compensation Committee Considerations 2024

committee meeting taking place

At this time last year, 72% of CEOs were expecting a recession in 2023. While the circumstances underlying that prediction have evolved (hypergrowth and hyper-inflation have tapered off), and the Russell 1,000 has returned 18.3% YTD. In short, the market is volatile and predictions are difficult!Over the past year, as we have worked with our […]

What Matters in CEO Pay?


1st of a Multi-Part Series Is CEO pay back in the crosshairs of the President of the United States? One could infer such a position after President Biden’s recent visit to the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike where he jumped in the picket line alongside union workers who are striking in protest for more pay […]

The Essential Guide To Conducting A Compensation Analysis


In an increasingly competitive job market, the need to attract and retain the best talent is a top priority for any company. One of the key factors that potential employees consider when evaluating job offers is compensation. Organizations should validate that their offerings are both market competitive and internally equitable. These two characteristics will lead […]

CEO to NEO Pay Index Matters

CEO to NEO pay index

When we conducted a three year (2019 – 2022) pay and performance comparison of the top ~2,000 public companies (by market cap), we found CEO pay that was too far removed from the other named executive officers (NEOs) resulted in an inefficient relationship between the amount of compensation delivered and shareholder return generated. Specifically, companies […]

Solving Compensation Whiplash

compensation whiplas

Compensation Whiplash – the movement of compensation up and/or down so rapidly it gives you a headache. The recent labor market has hit HR/Compensation departments with a nasty concoction of variables – unprecedented labor market volatility, commodity price swings, hyperinflation, the great resignation, silent resignations, remote work, DEI, and 5 generations working together at the […]