AgendaWeek Webcast – Thinking Outside the Box with Comp Plans
January 18, 2019
On Friday, January 25, AgendaWeek Education will host the webcast, Thinking Outside the Box with Comp Plans. With regulators, watchdogs and shareholders examining compensation plans closely, some comp committees and outside consultants have found that creativity in design has been stifled. With changes to the tax law and proxy advisors broadening their view on pay, it’s the perfect time to consider new metrics to customize executive compensation plans. This one-hour webcast will educate boards on how to create a suitable design for their unique talent, business objectives and strategic goals.
The webcast will include an in-depth discussion featuring Robin Ferracone and William Roskin. Ferracone is the founder and CEO of Farient Advisors and the compensation committee chair at Trupanion. She will discuss how comp committees can dare to be different with creative uses of elements such as performance measures, time horizons and ownership. Roskin is a compensation committee member at Sony Corporation of America, Sony’s U.S. business, and a former director with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. He will speak to the considerations boards face in the current economic and shareholder environment with executive comp.
About Robin Ferracone
Founder and CEO, Farient Advisors/GECN Group
As the founder and CEO of Farient Advisors LLC, Robin has led the strategic development and expansion of the executive compensation, performance, and corporate governance advisory firm. Her client work focuses on providing high-impact decision-making support and organizational solutions based on insightful market insights.
With over 30 years of consulting experience, Robin advises clients in business and talent strategies, executive compensation, organization, value management, and performance measurement. She is the author of Fair Pay Fair Play: Aligning Executive Performance and Pay (John Wiley & Sons, 2010). In addition, Robin has authored numerous articles, is a regular contributor to Forbes.com and Directorship magazine, and is often quoted in national publications. She is a frequent presenter for prominent organizations such as the Council of Institutional Investors, Society for Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), and The Conference Board.
Robin formerly served on the board of directors of Trupanion, Inc., where she chaired the compensation committee. In addition, Robin is a trustee emeritus of Duke University. She currently chairs the board of WildAid and is a member of 5050 Women on Boards, NACD, Women Corporate Directors, YPO Gold, and the Trusteeship. For 12 years, Robin has been named to the NACD Directorship 100, a list of the most influential people in corporate governance and the boardroom. In 2014, she was selected as one of EY’s Entrepreneurial Winning Women, an annual competition recognizing female entrepreneurs. Robin is also a founding partner of the Global Governance and Executive Compensation (GECN) Group collectively serving clients in more than 35 countries across five continents.
Robin received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in management science and economics from Duke University.