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Archive – 2014

December 24, 2014 – Business Insider – “The Most Overpaid And Underpaid CEOs in Tech”

Using Farient Advisors’ “Performance Adjusted Compensation” research, Business Insider ranks the most overpaid and underpaid CEOs in technology.

December 23, 2014 – CNBC – “Robin Ferracone joins Trupanion Board of Directors”

Farient Advisors’ CEO Robin Ferracone joins Trupanion’s Board of Directors as a member of the Compensation Committee.

December 17, 2014 – Forbes – “Will Target’s New CEO Bring Holiday Cheer for Shareholders?”

New Target CEO’s proven track record has potential to prove long term business performance for the retailer.

December 3, 2014 – San Marino Tribune – “Ferracone Recognized for Entrepreneurial Prowess”

Ernst and Young recognized Farient Advisors’ Robin Ferracone for its 2014 “Entrepreneurial Winning Women” list.

December 2, 2014 – Forbes – “Why Human Resources Executives Can Be The Stewards of Compensation”

Robin Ferracone discusses the current role of human resource professionals in guiding executive compensation with Jerry McGrath, DHR International’s Global Human Resources Practices Leader.

November 3, 2014 – AgendaWeek – “Boards Aim for Median When Setting Own Pay”

Farient Advisors’ Robin Ferracone discusses the importance of differentiating board pay and executive pay.

September 25, 2014 – NACD – “Keeping Creativity in Compensation”

Robin Ferracone compares notes on compensation issues with Robert A. Eckert, board member of Amgen.

September 23, 2014 – USA Today – “Big Company Director Pay: $240,000 a year”

Director’s pay at major public companies saw a 6 percent gain, the largest since 2011.  Robin Ferracone provides commentary on the growing pool of qualified candidates for the job.

September 5, 2014 – NACD – “Compensation Committee Chair Advisory Council Summary of Proceedings”

Farient Advisors cohosted the NACD’s Compensation Committee Chair Advisory Council where compensation committee chairs from Fortune 500 companies were joined by senior leaders from major institutional investors for conversations about current and forward-looking compensation committee practices.

September 2, 2014 – Agenda – “Pay ‘Renegades’ Shrug Off Investor Votes”

Reporter Mark Hogan discusses RadioShack and Nabors Industries sticking with CEO pay despite shareholder objections.

August 25, 2014 – The Wall Street Journal – “RadioShack, Nabors Stick With CEO Pay Despite Shareholder Objections”

Robin Ferracone provides commentary on companies that repeatedly fail their say-on-pay votes.

August 21, 2014 – Forbes.com – “Peer Group Impact: How Netflix Mixed Retail and Content to Become a Media Darling”

While Netflix continues to grow its subscribers, behind the scenes, the company has quietly restructured its peer group and its CEO compensation to reflect its new business strategy and success.

July 23, 2014 – Dow Jones Newswire – “Push to Split Chair, CEO Roles May Be Fizzling – Market Talk”

In a Market Talk feature on splitting the roles of chairman and CEO, reporter Theo Francis includes analysis from Farient’s midyear report.

July 21, 2014 – Agenda – “Say-on-Pay Support Flat as CEOs’ Target Pay Rises” [Paywall]

Reporter Marc Hogan summarizes Farient’s midyear report, “Proxy Season 2014: A Mid-Year Look at What’s Hot and What’s Not.”

July 21, 2014 – Dow Jones Newswire – “Investors mind the pay gap–especially in the executive suite”

Reporter Joann Lublin features Farient’s analysis on the widening gap between CEO and other named executive officer (NEO) pay.

July 8, 2014 – Forbes.com – “Proxy Season 2014: A Mid-Year Look at What’s Hot and What’s Not”

At midyear of the 2014 proxy season, Farient Advisors takes a look at what’s trending in executive compensation.

May 27, 2014 – The Wall Street Journal – “Female CEOs Make Strides, but Pay Gap Persists”

Robin A. Ferracone provides commentary on the increasing sensitivity to the gender-pay issue, particularly for top executives, among board members and compensation committees at large companies.

May 13, 2014 – Bloomberg – “Moonves’s Pay Seen as 19 Times ‘Going Rate,’ Crystal Says”

Ron Bottano provides commentary on how companies need to be cautious of size differential in choosing their peers.

May 8, 2014 – Forbes – “Eyes Wide Open On Total Compensation”

Robin A. Ferracone discusses the effect of interest rate-driven pension changes on CEO pay as 2014 proxy season peaks.

May 2014 – Financier Worldwide – “FORUM: Executive compensation: recent developments and best practices”

Robin A. Ferracone participates in a discussion on executive compensation and best practices.

May 1, 2014 – The Fiscal Times – “The High-Stakes Fight over How to Measure CEO Pay”

Robin A. Ferracone and Eric Hoffman provide commentary for Elliot Blair Smith’s report on measuring CEO pay.

April 1, 2014 – AOL Money – “Zuckerberg salary crashes to $1 a year”

In a piece exploring Mark Zuckerberg’s pay as Facebook’s CEO, reporter Adrian Holliday quotes Robin A. Ferracone’s Forbes post on $1 a year CEOs.

March 10, 2014 – ComplianceWeek.com – “Some Aren’t Waiting for Final Rules on Pay Ratio Disclosures”

Ron Bottano provides commentary on how companies are approaching pay ratio disclosures.

March 5, 2014 – Forbes.com – “Combined Chairman/CEO Roles: Easier Than You Think”

Robin A. Ferracone discusses whether the chairman and CEO roles should be split.

February 19, 2014 – ComplianceWeek.com – “More Taking Extreme Measures to Tie Pay to Performance”

In an article on pay for performance, Jaclyn Jaeger features data from Farient’s Pay Tracker.

February 3, 2014 – Agenda – “In IPOs, Comp Committees Play Major Role”

In an article on the costs of going public from a governance perspective, reporter Kristin Gribben features Robin A. Ferracone’s expert commentary.

January 29, 2014 – Corporate Secretary – “Predictions: Compensation disclosures for 2014”

Robin A. Ferracone outlines her 2014 predictions on pay-for-performance disclosure, clawback policies and CEO-to-median-employee pay ratio.

January 15, 2014 – Human Resource Executive Online – “Paying Top Performers”

Robin A. Ferracone discusses how to achieve pay-for-performance during tough economic times.

January 9, 2014 – GlobeNewswire – “NACD Issues Executive Compensation Definitions to Help Corporate Boards Articulate Linkage Between Pay and Performance”

As a partner to the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Compensation Committee Chair Advisory Council, Farient provided data and input on its proposed framework for supplemental executive compensation definitions.

January 2, 2014 – The Washington Post – “Tim Cook takes a pay cut for Apple’s performance. Finally.”

In a piece exploring Tim Cook’s pay as Apple’s CEO, reporter Lydia Depillis features data from Farient’s study, Performance Metrics and their Link to Value.

January 1, 2014 – Compliance Week – “Pay Ratio Rule Critics Appealing to SEC Again”

In an article on the pay ratio rule, reporter Joe Mont features a quote from Robin A. Ferracone’s appearance at the Practising Law Institute conference.