February 18, 2021

Bloomberg: CEO Charged With Choking Woman Garners Board Support, Not Rebuke

Sonic shares have more than doubled since then, making David Smith’s options worth about $11.2 million were he to exercise them today. That’s nearly three times what he would have earned had he met his target for the original stock grants, according to Dayna Harris, a partner at executive compensation firm Farient Advisors.

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February 10, 2021

Wall Street Journal: Eli Lilly Doesn’t Plan to Claw Back Past Pay From Former CFO

The loss of bonuses and other incentive compensation is expected in cases such as this one, said Robin Ferracone, chief executive of Farient Advisors LLC, a compensation consulting firm.

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February 2, 2021

BBC: Why CEOs make so much money

Robin Ferracone, CEO of Farient Advisors, an international executive-pay consultancy, agrees with these “price-driven” salaries. “If you have a good CEO, the multiplier effect can be huge,” she says. “So, in principle, median pay for median performance and high pay for high performance makes sense.”

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February 1, 2021

Agenda: Employees Watching Exec Pay, Consultants Say

Robin Ferracone, CEO of Farient Advisors and a director on the board of Trupanion, says that directors were more focused through 2020 on the health and well-being of their employees and are now turning their attention to shareholder concerns.

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February 1, 2021

The Jamaica Gleaner: Banks – Shareholders, staff want greater transparency into individual managers’ earnings

The ‘say on pay’ tool is emerging as a major mechanism to balance those objectives by driving improved corporate governance through stronger shareholders oversight while curbing excesses in the quest to reward performance.

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