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Charles A. Grace, Lead Consultant, Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC to speak at TKG's Event
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About Charles A. Grace
Charles has been practicing in the area of executive compensation and corporate governance for more than 16 years. His focus is on the design of cash and equity incentive programs; employment, change-in-control and retention arrangements;
Prior to joining Meridian and Compensation Partners, Charles most recently served as Assistant General Counsel to EMC Corporation, where he focused primarily on the company's executive compensation, retirement and related governance programs. Prior to EMC, Charles was a partner at K&L Gates, a global law firm where he specialized in executive compensation and employee benefits matters.
About Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC
Meridian Compensation Partners has a singular focus: to provide the most effective solutions and independent advice in executive compensation and corporate governance consulting. With over 70 associates in ten offices in the US and Canada, Meridian provides top management, boards and compensation committees at public and private corporations with core services that include board-level advisory services, compensation program design, research and competitive market intelligence on executive pay and governance matters. Meridian provides a full array of services and capabilities and its consultants have developed long-tenured, board-level consulting relationships with over 500 major publicly traded and privately held corporations. Meridian serves companies across all industries, and has particular expertise in industry sectors with unique labor markets, business metrics, and compensation practices. Meridian guides clients through challenging issues and brings to each relationship an independent perspective, expertise, knowledge, and deep resources.
The past years have seen the continuous evolution of the executive compensation landscape. With the notable effects of tax reform as well as the emergence of the #MeToo movement, the executive compensation landscape is expected to unceasingly change. The shifting regulatory paradigm poses a myriad of challenges to companies, thus, it is necessary that they keep themselves in the loop of further developments.
Listen as a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group provide an in-depth discussion of significant developments in executive compensation.
Key topics include:
• Following 2018 tax reform, we predict boards' use of discretion within their executive incentive programs will increase, but not without risk. Pay for performance alignment remains the goal, and when discretion is used to offset unanticipated events and unintended consequences, it can strengthen that alignment.
• Given recent shareholder proposals and U.K. legislation, more companies have been thinking about gender pay equity with some taking steps to improve representation among staff.
• In the wake of recent corporate scandals, more boards are asking whether their clawback policies give them the requisite tools in terms of triggering events, coverage and flexibility in enforcement.
About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/