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We deliver solutions that align with your corporate culture and goals.  Our employee reward programs are designed to improve your organizational performance.  Our end-to-end approach guides you from diagnosis and design, through implementation and communication.  Your solution will fit your budget, be understood by your participants and allow efficient ongoing administration. The strength of our work is in applying our knowledge and expertise to your specific needs.  Once implemented, we will support your evolution and performance into the future.

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NostraDANus Predicts the Future of Pay (3 yr hindsight edition)

Posted on Mar 29th, 2017 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

At the end of 2013, Dan Walter was asked to predict what compensation would look like over the next 10 years. The first year of his predictions,…

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Startup Equity: In Conclusion (Part 14 of a 14 part series)

Posted on Mar 15th, 2017 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

It feels odd to be wrapping up this series on Startup Equity. I started the series almost six-months ago, and although I have written around 10,000…

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Startup Equity: You’re Coming With Me, or maybe NOT (Part 13 in an n part series)

Posted on Mar 7th, 2017 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

We’ve covered a lot of ground in this series, but there is always more when it comes to equity compensation. Sharing ownership can be messy and…

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Startup Equity: But Can’t I Pay Less Cash? (Part 12 in an n part series)

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2017 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

This series of articles has covered a lot of ground, but this particular article touches on a critical component that we have not really discussed.…

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Startup Equity: Staying Private in a Public World (Part 11 in an n part series)

Posted on Feb 13th, 2017 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

It is readily accepted that an IPO is Nirvana to a startup. Of course, a fantabulous acquisition will also work in a pinch. Most startups design…

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How do Googlers manage their RSUs?

Posted on Jun 28th, 2016 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Question (Orig. on Quora): Since RSUs makeup for major chunk of their future savings, do Googlers feel insecure about stocks dropping…

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Do founders with a16z funding agree with Scott Kupor’s post on employee options?

Posted on Jun 24th, 2016 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Question (Orig. on Quora): Do founders with a16z funding agree with Scott Kupor's post on employee options? The Lack of Options for…

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What happens to employee unvested stock options upon acquisition?

Posted on Apr 26th, 2016 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Question (Orig. on Quora): Let say I've received 1% over 4 years. At the end of the second year we get acquired. Now I have 0.5% in my hands.…

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Could the stock options or RSUs you receive from a “unicorn” startup be diluted?

Posted on Apr 12th, 2016 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Question (Orig. on Quora): Of course the rsu's can be worth nothing if the company implodes, but other than the company simply failing, is it…

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What are current (2016) best practices for employee stock option programs for US pre-IPO startups?

Posted on Mar 9th, 2016 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Question: (org. on Quora) Answer (by Dan Walter) Hi Alex.  Thanks for the A2a.  And thanks to Shriram Bhashyam for also recommending me. The…

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