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October 19, 2023

Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center  |  San Francisco, CA


11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Lunch & Networking, Registration Opens

12:00 PM – 12:10 PM

Welcome Remarks

12:10 PM - 1:10 PM

Clawbacks and Executive Compensation Accountability

This panel will focus on the regulatory changes regarding clawbacks and their impact on executive compensation. Industry experts will discuss the new rules and requirements that emerged last year, exploring how clawback provisions can enhance accountability and align pay with performance. Attendees will gain insights into implementing effective clawback policies, mitigating potential risks, and navigating the legal and compliance considerations associated with clawbacks.

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

CEO Succession and the Evolution of the Compensation Committee Agenda

Join our panel of industry experts as they delve into the transformation of the Compensation Committee agenda, from its traditional focus on CEO succession planning to a broader scope encompassing diversity and culture within organizations. Gain valuable insights into how Compensation Committees are navigating the shifting landscape.

2:20 PM - 3:00 PM

Fireside Chat with Adam Bryant

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Networking Break

3:20 PM - 4:20 PM

Balancing Pay Equity and Incentivizing High Performance

This panel delves into the complex challenge of striking a balance between pay equity and rewarding high performance. Experts will examine best practices for designing executive compensation programs that promote fairness while still incentivizing exceptional results. Key topics of discussion will include gender and diversity pay gaps, the role of transparency, and the use of benchmarking data to ensure competitive yet equitable compensation practices.

4:25 PM - 5:25 PM

Pay Versus Performance: The Future of Data and Disclosure for Investors

This forward-looking panel explores how data and disclosure will shape the evaluation of pay versus performance for investors and proxy advisor firms. With increasing emphasis on transparency and accountability, industry experts will discuss the lessons learned from this year’s proxy season, disclosure best practices, and what’s around the corner.

5:25 PM - 5:30 PM

Closing Remarks

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Networking Reception Hosted by Global Shares

Featured Speakers

Adam Bryant

Senior Managing Director & Author
ExCo Group, Leap to Leader

Lisa Buckingham

Ellig Group

David Chun

Founder & CEO

David M. Fields

Board Member
EastGroup Properties, CBL & Associates Properties

Karen Francis

Board Member
Polestar Automotive, Vontier, CelLink

Stuart Hall

ESG Stewardship
Capital Group

Doreen Lilienfeld

Global Managing Partner
Shearman & Sterling

Tom McNeill

Partner & Lead Consultant
Meridian Compensation Partners

Lou Miramontes

Board Member
Lithia Motors, Oportun Financial Corporation

Phil Neiswender

Head of Board Advisory, Americas & Asia-Pacific

Gigi Orta

Managing Director
JP Morgan Private Bank

Phillip Pennell

Semler Brossy

Susan Sandlund

Managing Director
Pearl Meyer

Therese Sebastian

Director, Valuation & HR Advisory Services
Equity Methods

Anne Sheehan

Board Member
Victoria’s Secret & Co & Janus Henderson Group

Elisa Steele

Board Member
Bumble, Splunk, Amplitude, JFrog, Procore

Joe Yaffe

Partner, Executive Compensation & Benefits

Gwen Young

Women's Business Collaborative

Event Overview

Equilar and Nasdaq are excited to offer a half-day program for public company compensation committee members, chief HR and senior-level compensation executives, general counsel, and corporate secretaries. The goal of the Forum is to help compensation committees establish and execute a compensation and benefits program that meets both management’s and investors’ expectations. Participants will gain valuable insights to make the best pay decisions and establish strong governance practices that will drive strategic and defendable compensation decisions.

Why Attend?

Join influential business leaders to obtain intelligence, connections and innovative solutions to build a higher performing board.

Expert advice and solutions.
Gain valuable insights from industry experts and experienced board members and executives to objectively evaluate board strategy and risk, along with tools to ensure constructive interaction with key shareholders and advisors.

Collaborative education.
Engage with peers through in-depth, discussion-based sessions, and exchange business challenges, ideas and practical solutions to reach your business goals.

“I always meet the most interesting people at Equilar events. They reflect the excellent content: focused, topical and smart!”

Cost of Attendance

Equilar Corporate Client Rate $748
Standard Registration Rate $1,495
Service Provider Rate $2,495

Equilar clients please contact us at to receive your client rate discount code.

Event Venue

Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center


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