Event Overview

Agenda & Venue


1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Welcome Remarks
1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The New Employment Deal: Drafting Practical Protections that Benefit Both Shareholders and Executives
Your CEO wants to renegotiate his/her employment agreement. Your investors are skeptical of the need to provide severance protection to a well-paid executive officer. Your board is concerned about balancing the interests of competing stakeholders and its working relationship with management. This panel combines insights and experiences to discuss alternatives to employment agreements, maintaining positive working relationships between directors and executives, reducing tension in compensation negotiations and understanding the tax and securities law implications of employment agreements and severance or change in control plans.
2:35 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Managing Risk in Your Incentive Plans
The level of scrutiny on incentive-based compensation, performance measures, and pay out curves has never been higher. Metric evaluation and stress testing are critical aspects of building an effective incentive plan. In this discussion, the panel will offer a holistic framework and best practices for metric selection, stress testing, and how to build a risk-minded culture.
3:20 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
Networking Break
3:40 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.
Getting Ahead of CEO Pay Ratio Communications
2018 marks the first year of CEO Pay Ratio disclosure. This session will examine the various approaches to communicate the CEO Pay Ratio to employees, shareholders, media and proxy advisory firms. The expert panel will specifically focus on communication prior to disclosure, at the time of disclosure and post disclosure of the CEO Pay Ratio, as well as discuss how disclosure in the proxy should differ from internal communications. Disclosure examples will be highlighted through the discussion while the panel examines effectiveness and early trends.
4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Shareholder Engagement Success: Transformative Approaches to Executive Compensation
Take a deep dive on the successes and failures on the journey to redesign and implement changes to executive pay programs and performance management processes. This interactive panel will share their expertise on lessons learned through proactive shareholder engagement, internal communications to stakeholders, and practical implementation tips.
5:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Networking Reception


Nasdaq MarketSite

4 Times Square,
New York, NY
Nasdaq MarketSite

Event Highlights

Thank you to everyone who attended the sold out Compensation Committee Forum, New York. Please download highlights from the event below, and we look forward to seeing you at the Executive Compensation Summit, San Francisco in June.

Compensation Committee Forum Highlights
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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 – and the members of management who work closely with them – 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.

Cost of Attendance

Equilar Corporate Client Rate - $795 | Standard Registration Rate - $1,495 | Service Provider Rate - $2,495

Discounted rates may apply with valid promo codes.


Anil Agarwal

SVP Global Compensation
American Express
Christopher Bellanca

Executive Compensation and Total Rewards Relationship Manager,
Global Groups & Functions
PepsiCo, Inc.
Michael Brittian

Meridian Compensation Partners
Eileen Cohen

Managing Director
JP Morgan Asset Management
Brian Denney

Senior Strategist
Vanguard Investment Stewardship
Eric Hosken

Compensation Advisory Partners
Blair Jones

Managing Director
Semler Brossy
Steve Pennacchio

SVP Total Rewards
Craig Rubino

E*TRADE Financial Corporate Services
Richard Schapiro

Board Member, Compensation Committee Chair
Molina Healthcare
Ron Schneider

Director, Governance Services
Donnelley Financial Solutions
Aalap Shah

Managing Director
Pearl Meyer
Adam Shapiro

Partner, Executive Compensation and Benefits
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Mary Thompson

Managing Director
G100 Network
Shane Tucker

Vinson & Elkins
Phoebe Wood

Board Member
Pioneer Natural Resources, Invesco, PPL Corporation and Leggett & Platt

Why Attend

Join influential business leaders to obtain intelligence, connections and innovative solutions to improve your executive compensation practices.

Expert advice and solutions. Gain valuable insights from industry experts and experienced board members and HR executives to objectively evaluate executive and board compensation practices, 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.

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