Top CFOs’ Pay Rises 18.7% to 3.4 Million Since 2011

We would like to share an article by Matthew Heller that discusses an Equilar survey that found CFO pay growth at S&P 500 firms is outpacing that of CEOs and performance-based equity is gaining prominence.


EpiPen Maker Dispenses Outsize Pay

In this Wall Street Journal article entitled, “EpiPen Maker Dispenses Outsize Pay“, the author points out potential excessive pay (based on peer group) and aligning business decisions purely due to desired achievement of incentive plans versus company profits. Here is a snippet of the rationale from WSJ: One reason that Mylan ranked so high in the… Read more »


CEO Pay and the Rise of Relative Performance Contracts: A Question of Governance?

Written by Brian Bell and John Van Reenen “Would moving to relative performance contracts improve the alignment between CEO pay and performance? To address this we exploit the large rise in relative performance awards and the share of equity pay in the UK over the last two decades. Using new employer-employee matched datasets we find… Read more »


It’s Back to Square One: Pay CEOs with Short-term Incentives? We Say NO!

Today we feature a blog post by Cydney Posner “highlighting a call for companies to reconsider their growing reliance on long-term incentive pay in executive compensation programs.” This article is definitely interesting; however, when does “efficient currency”, in this case short term incentive over long term incentive, come at the expense of planting almond trees… Read more »


Does a Higher Governance Score Improve Shareholder Value?

Check out our latest L&A original article (L&A_LBlast_Article1_082616_HR) “Does a Higher Governance Score Improve Shareholder Value?”, that was featured in our August L-Blast newsletter. It was written by Ian Keas, Chris Crawford, and Brent Longnecker. If you’d like to sign up to receive our monthly newsletter containing important news in executive compensation and corporate governance, please… Read more »


CEO Coaching: Lessons from the Trenches

“Some of the country’s best CEOs have had personal coaching, and that has contributed directly to their and the company’s success. No one is perfect, and we all benefit from one-on-one feedback, peer assessment, mentoring, and motivating coaches and trainers. Boards should see CEO coaching as a wise investment, and in the longer-term so old… Read more »


Brent Longnecker Quoted in Article Regarding Executive Pay in Arkansas

Our Chairman & CEO, Brent Longnecker, was quoted in a recent article in the online version of the Arkansas Democratic Gazette entited, “ARKANSAS EXECUTIVE PAY: Tyson, 3 at Wal-Mart Atop State Pay List”.


L&A’s Analysis for Houston Chronicle Mentioned in SA Article About Executive Pay

Last week, the analysis we conducted for the Houston Chronicle (regarding compensation among the highest paid executives of Houston’s publicly traded companies) was mentioned in an article on MySanAntonio.com entitled, “Executive Pay Still Rising Despite Energy’s Downturn.”


What You Need to Know About NASDAQ’s Golden Leash Disclosure

Because NASDAQ’s new golden leash disclosure requirement is effective, we would like to pass along this Gibson Dunn memo about how it intersects with the Form 8-K disclosure requirements. Please let us know if you have questions!


L&A’s Kuschel & Whittaker Quoted in Midstream Article

L&A Director, Kevin Kuschel, and Senior Consultant, Josh Whittaker, were recently quoted in an article entitled, “Job Openings Reflect Growing Confidence in Midstream Industry.”