Our expertise in action
Farient Advisors has worked on both a continuity and project basis with boards of directors and management across industries and sectors. We go beyond simply providing reports to our clients; we create tailored solutions to solve a range of governance and compensation challenges, including aligning pay and performance, goal setting and managing risk. Our innovative solutions help companies around the world achieve tangible business objectives and effectively communicate with their shareholders. See some of the ways we have partnered with clients below.
Challenge: When one of Farient Advisors’ industrial clients realized its multi-business focus and major international presence was atypical for its size, we helped the company successfully rethink its approach to peer group development.
Performance Measurement and Goal Setting. How to Create a Rewarding Environment: The Dilemma of a Cyclical Business
This large company was looking for a long-term performance plan in the volatile gas industry. With a business mix more leveraged to gas (more of a gas pure-play) than other oil and gas peers, the company wanted to implement a plan that would properly hold executives accountable for company performance.
A global product and service business with a history of setting aggressive stretch goals wanted to ensure the affordability of incentives while providing a stretch yet achievable goal range for the company’s executives.
Global companies need global insights to track trends and manage macroeconomic forces that can impact corporate strategy, performance, and talent. To this end, a large cap manufacturing company with global operations wanted to gauge international governance, track trends, and manage macroeconomic forces that could impact its business in the U.S. and abroad.
Farient Advisors was engaged by this publicly traded gaming company with significant concentrated ownership to revamp its approach to long-term incentives in response to investor concerns that executive pay was not sufficiently linked to value creation and share price improvement.
Farient Advisors worked with this maturing technology company to design an innovative, performance-based, long-term incentive plan. Historically, the company’s long-term incentives focused almost exclusively on stock options, but overtime, the effectiveness of this vehicle had decreased as the company’s volatility diminished.