Tag: Consulting

4 Guiding Perspectives on Compensation Committee Goal Setting

“Compensation committees face a full agenda in the first quarter of every new year. We outline four guiding perspectives or data points that all committees should consider as they set compensation goals. Now in the thick of Q1, compensation committees tend to find themselves very busy with two important tasks. First, the committee must assess the… Read more »

L&A’s Thoughts on “Excessive CEO Pay for Dumb Luck”

“Interesting article. However, a few additional points to complete the compensation picture. One, there is no reference to actual pay received as tied to stock price performance. Rather, this is a reference to the summary compensation table. Added, the summary compensation table is hodge-podge of GAAP and “non GAAP” reporting as well. Bonuses based off… Read more »

How Boards Should Evaluate Their Own Performance

“The New York Stock Exchange requires that the boards of all publicly traded corporations conduct a self-evaluation at least annually to determine whether they are functioning effectively. The purpose of the exercise is to ensure that boards are staffed and led appropriately, that board members are effective in fulfilling their obligations, and that reliable processes are… Read more »

Six Tips to Helps Boards Avoid a Crisis

“When an organization fails because of executive malfeasance, it generates a lot of attention. But such situations are actually relatively rare. It’s much more common, though less talked about, for organizations to fail because of ungoverned incompetence. That is, someone does the wrong thing while trying to do the right thing, and organizational systems fail… Read more »

Companies Are Increasingly Using Non-Financial Goals For Executive Compensation

“Executive compensation has always been a difficult topic and as executive wages have grown rapidly since the financial crisis, while the wages of the average worker have stagnated, the debate around executive compensation has only become fiercer. Companies have responded to the growing chorus of criticism by allocating a higher portion of executive compensation to… Read more »

Sustainability: Hot Nonprofit Governance Issues

“In the next four years, nonprofit boards will face exceptional challenges affecting long-term financial and operational sustainability. It is likely that governmental grants will substantially decline. Business/individual donor gifts can be reduced should the economy teeter towards recession or the tax code changes in an unfriendly way. But, as usual, demand for nonprofit services will… Read more »

Proxy Statements Increase Disclosures

“Nearly half of S&P 100 companies included information in their proxy statements that showed how they responded to shareholder concerns and made changes to policies, according to a new report from Equilar, Innovations in Proxy Design, featuring commentary from Donnelley Financial Solutions and Pay Governance. In 2012, just 14.3% of the S&P 100 included disclosures… Read more »

ORIGINAL L&A ARTICLE: An Interview with our CEO

Below is an excerpt from our latest monthly newsletter, the LBlast. Please subscribe via our website. In a recent National Association of Corporate Directors panel, Longnecker & Associates’ CEO, Brent Longnecker, was asked a series of questions related to current hot button compensation topics. Through his extensive work as both a consultant, executive and director,… Read more »

Rewarding Executives for Successful Bank M&A

“Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) can create significant value for shareholders. Accordingly, bank executives should be rewarded when completing and integrating successful transactions. However, in today’s environment of heightened executive pay scrutiny, some approaches to providing additional compensation for M&A can result in criticism from shareholders and advisory firms such as Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass… Read more »