World at Work Rewards ’22
April 28, 2022
“The Road to Navigating Clean Energy Transportation via a SPAC” with Richard Bannister, Partner and Chief Operating Officer, of Farient Advisors, and Kelly Scheib, VP, Head of Human Resources of Proterra Corporation.
– – May 24, 2022 1:45-2:45 PM – –
Navigating through an IPO process is always challenging. Attempting to go public via a SPAC in the hyper-competitive electric transportation industry is another. Explore the challenges, actions, opportunities, and solutions through Proterra’s journey, including recruiting talent, motivating employees, optimizing cost/benefit, and driving a successful public launch. Gain insights, lessons learned, and practical solutions to take a company from private to public via SPAC while aligning the interests of all stakeholders throughout an extraordinary process.
About Richard Bannister
Partner, COO, Farient Advisors/GECN Group, New York
R.J. has 30-plus years of experience consulting to the S&P 1500 and large private companies representing the board’s compensation committee or management, and sometimes both parties. R.J. has worked with hundreds of companies on their total rewards strategy and executive compensation philosophy to align pay programs with business strategy.
His ability to create alignment results from deep insights on industry and compensation trends; sophisticated financial, market, and compensation analytics; and impactful, easy-to-implement solutions. He has worked in nearly every industry sector and extensively with private equity companies. Before joining Farient, R.J. was the founder and CEO of Bannister Group LLC, an executive compensation and total rewards consultancy he founded in 2019 after retiring as a managing director from Willis Towers Watson. R.J. holds an MSc in economics from the London School of Economics and a BS in economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School with a triple concentration in corporate finance, strategic management, and international political science.