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A unique management consulting firm that engages with leaders to create human capital strategy and reward programs that drive firm performance.

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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Tipping Points – 5 for Pay Professionals

Posted on Aug 25th, 2014 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

"The moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point.1" This is how Malcolm Gladwell describes the tipping point. It is the moment when…

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Does ISS Understand Your Equity Compensation?

Posted on Aug 14th, 2014 - By Dan Walter - 1 Comment

A common complaint about ISS is that they often evaluate equity compensation programs without fully understanding them. Today ISS announced a new…

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Beware of Statistic Laden Compensation News

Posted on Aug 14th, 2014 - By Dan Walter - 1 Comment

We love data. In fact, compensation professionals seek out data like artists desire southern exposure in New York or kids crave waterslides in the…

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Dueling Data – Stock Options or Performance Units?

Posted on Aug 12th, 2014 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

My trusty Google Alerts continue to update me on what is happening in the world of Compensation. Because of this I now know that successful companies…

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The Phantom of the Compera

Posted on Aug 6th, 2014 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Phantom Stock is on the rise. Or, at least the interest in Phantom Stock is on the rise. Over the past five or six years, I have had increasing…

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Do compensation consultants help price CEO compensation more accurately or worsen it?

Posted on Sep 1st, 2014 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

This is a great question. The truth is the compensation consultants do some of both. The form of this question seems to presuppose that…

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Executive Compensation: How do companies determine their upper-management pay structure?

Posted on Sep 1st, 2014 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Executive pay structure involves determine that compensation elements (tools) to be used and the levels or amounts for each. The best way to…

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Why are dual-class stocks so popular these days (GOOG, FB, etc.)? Is this part of a building trend to entrench management against public shareholders? Why do shareholders put up with this?

Posted on Sep 1st, 2014 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

These structures are desired, but to say they are popular is an overstatement.  The companies that have been able to do this (set up two classes of…

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What’s an alternative to equity based compensation that recruits, motivates and retains employees?

Posted on Aug 4th, 2014 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Q:  I plan to bootstrap and keep my company private with no plans on selling. What's an alternative to equity based compensation that recruits,…

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Startup Stock Options: Cash acquisition stock payout?

Posted on Jul 24th, 2014 - By Dan Walter - 0 Comments

Question from Quora I have shares from exercised options in a company I worked for a few years ago. The company was acquired for a cash. What's…

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