Planning Above and Beyond Pay Ratio Disclosure

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The bedrock of executive compensation theory is shifting as proposed elements of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act are completed. So too have the essential principles and philosophies that compensation committees have relied on—and those principles will be shaken further when the executive-pay-to-median-worker ratio must be reported in 2018. Executive compensation consultants discussed how to address these challenges at Leading Minds of Compensation/East, one of the National Association of Corporate Directors’ (NACD) hallmark events, in New York City in March.

A panel of six experts shared what they believe directors have to do to employ executive compensation as a tool for long-term value creation, to incentivize the retention of top executive talent, and to ensure executive management is focused on building value for all of the stakeholders across their ecosystem. The panel included David Swinford, president and CEO, Pearl Meyer; John Trentacoste, managing director, Farient Advisors; Daniel Laddin, founding partner, Compensation Advisory Partners; Barry Sullivan, managing partner, Semler Brossy Consulting Group; David Fitt, partner, Pay Governance; and Steven Hall, founding partner and managing director, Steven Hall and Partners. Christopher Clark, publisher of NACD Directorship magazine, moderated the discussion.

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