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Equity Compensation Does Not Work the Way You Were Taught

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The common mantra about equity compensation is that it is best for motivation and retention. We will discuss when this is true and when it is flat out false. In topsy-turvy markets the challenges are more extreme. This timely presentation will provide tips for getting through rocky times, while still preparing for smoother sailing ahead. Learn which equity compensation tools are good for specific purposes. Learn what your CEO and CFO want to hear. We will also provide some insight into communicating the intent and structure of programs to investors and participants.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • What equity compensation can and cannot do. The presentation will include information on option exchange programs and repricing.
  • The history of some of the most common aspects of equity (four-year vesting for options, three-year vesting for Restricted Stock Units (RSU), termination conditions, 10-year expirations, conversion rates from options to RSUs)
  • Where design, delivery and communication cross paths and how to execute each with better success.
  • What your stock administrator can and cannot do and how to get more from them (while making them like you more).

You’ll sign-off with new confidence in these programs, and future access to one of the industry’s go-to experts when you have question.


Dan Walter, FGE, CECP, CEP

Dan is a Managing Consultant at FutureSense, a holistic human capital consulting firm. He was previously the Founder and CEO of Performensation. His 25 years of expertise includes equity compensation, incentive pay, executive compensation, and talent management issues. Dan is considered an industry thought leader for all forms of incentive plans. Dan has coauthored several books on compensation and is a popular blogger on the topic at The Compensation Cafe. He is also a popular speaker and gives dozens of presentations every year.


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Please note: Prices are subject to change without notice. All sales are nonrefundable. Playback and the on-demand recorded session will be available 30 days following the live event, and you can access the session for 90 days. Your 90-day access begins the day of order.

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