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Will Target’s New CEO Bring Holiday Cheer for Shareholders?

Target’s aggressive bid to boost profits with its earliest ever Black Friday sale – starting Thanksgiving Day – is one more signal of the retailer’s holiday wish to redeem itself this season.  And it has good reason for needing a reboot.  Target’s growth stumbled as its push into…

Read More > 12.21.2014


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

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

Read More > 12.17.2014


Why Human Resources Executives Can Be The Stewards Of Compensation

A Q&A with DHR International and Farient Advisors On November 4, 2014, Jerry McGrath, DHR International’s Global Human Resources Practices Leader, invited me to join him at the Harvard Club in New York City for a Chief Human Resources Officers (CHRO) executive breakfast. With…

Read More > 12.07.2014

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San Marino Tribune – “Ferracone Recognized for Entrepreneurial Prowess”

Ernst and Young recognized Farient Advisors’ Robin Ferracone for its 2014 “Entrepreneurial Winning Women” list. Read Full Post Tweet…

Read More > 12.03.2014


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. Read on Forbes…

Read More > 12.02.2014

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Robin Ferracone, Chief Executive Officer of Executive Compensation Consultants Farient Advisors, Honored for Entrepreneurial Achievements

Robin Ferracone – chief executive officer of Farient Advisors, a leading independent executive compensation and performance consulting firm – has been named to the 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women list. The winners were announced today at the EY Strategic Growth Forum in Palm Springs, CA.

Read More > 11.13.2014

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AgendaWeek – “Boards Aim for Median When Setting Own Pay”

Farient Advisors’ Robin Ferracone discusses the importance of differentiating board pay and executive pay. Read Full Post Tweet…

Read More > 11.03.2014

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NACD – “Keeping Creativity in Compensation”

Robin Ferracone, CEO of Farient Advisors, compares notes on compensation issues with Robert A. Eckert, board member of Amgen. Read Full Post Tweet…

Read More > 09.25.2014

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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.  CEO of Farient Advisors, Robin Ferracone provides commentary on the growing pool of qualified candidates for the job. Read Full Post…

Read More > 09.23.2014

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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. Visit NACD…

Read More > 09.05.2014

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Agenda – “Pay ‘Renegades’ Shrug Off Shareholder Votes”

Reporter Mark Hogan discusses RadioShack and Nabors Industries sticking with CEO pay despite shareholder objections. Read Full Post Tweet…

Read More > 09.02.2014


Peer Group Impact: How Netflix Mixed Retail and Content to Become a Media Darling

Looking at Netflix by the numbers is impressive. This summer, the streaming video service reached the 50-million subscriber mark, reporting more than 1.3 billion in second-quarter revenue. That’s up nearly 40 percent from the same period last year, garnering tremendous attention from the business press. It’s clear that Netflix has…

Read More > 08.28.2014

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