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Forbes.com – “Peer Group Impact: How Netflix Mixed Retail and Content to Become a Media Darling”

While Netflix continues to grow its subscribers, behind the scenes, the company has quietly restructured its peer group and its CEO compensation to reflect its new business strategy and success. Read on Forbes…

Read More > 08.21.2014

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Proxy Season 2014: A Mid-Year Look at What’s Hot and What’s Not

We are currently midway through the year and beyond the 2014 proxy surge. In the fourth year of Say on Pay (SOP), we are wondering if this year is different from past years. So far in 2014, nearly 2,000 of the Russell 3000 companies have reported their SOP results. As…

Read More > 07.14.2014

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Forbes.com – “Proxy Season 2014: A Mid-Year Look at What’s Hot and What’s Not”

At midyear of the 2014 proxy season, Farient Advisors takes a look at what’s trending in executive compensation. Read on Forbes Tweet…

Read More > 07.08.2014

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Eyes Wide Open on Total Compensation

News stories about executive compensation abound as this proxy season reaches its crescendo, with such claims as “Executive Pay Is Too High,” Performance Goals Are Too Easy,” and “Executive Compensation Continues to Escalate.”  Now, as the 2014 proxy data are flowing in, total CEO pay appears to be on…

Read More > 05.13.2014

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Forbes – “Eyes Wide Open On Total Compensation”

Robin A. Ferracone, CEO of Farient Advisors, discusses the effect of interest rate-driven pension changes on CEO pay as 2014 proxy season peaks. Read on Forbes…

Read More > 05.08.2014

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Combined Chairman/CEO Roles: Easier Than You Think

In our work with shareholders and boards of directors, one question that has come up more than once in the last few months is “Should the chairman/CEO roles be split?” The common wisdom is that separating the roles serves up a better governance structure for shareholders because it provides…

Read More > 03.11.2014

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Forbes.com – “Combined Chairman/CEO Roles: Easier Than You Think”

CEO of Farient Advisors Robin A. Ferracone discusses whether the chairman and CEO roles should be split. Read on Forbes   About Robin Ferracone Founder and CEO, Farient Advisors/GECN Group New York: (646) 626-6931…

Read More > 03.05.2014

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Forbes.com – “Larry vs. Larry: Oracle CEO Pay vs. Google CEO Pay”

Forbes.com – “Larry vs. Larry: Oracle CEO Pay vs. Google CEO Pay” Robin A. Ferracone discusses why in the say-on-pay contest of Larry vs. Larry, investors have cast their votes in favor of Page over Ellison. Read on Forbes…

Read More > 12.19.2013

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Larry vs. Larry: Oracle CEO Pay vs. Google CEO Pay

There are a number of similarities between Oracle and Google. Both are founder-led companies. Both are icons of technology. Both are highly successful. But when it comes to executive compensation, that’s when the similarity ends. On October 31, 2013, Oracle failed its Say on Pay (SOP) vote, garnering…

Read More > 12.19.2013

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Cisco CEO Pay: All Systems Go

Cisco CEO Pay: All Systems Go infographic –  Click here for a more comprehensive analysis in Farient’s Pay Tracker Cisco CEO Pay: All Systems Go infographic – Click here for a more comprehensive analysis in Farient’s Pay Tracker…

Read More > 11.13.2013

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Success Stories: Say on Pay Turnarounds

It’s hard to believe we are more than halfway through the 2013 proxy season and well into the third year of Say on Pay.  Recently, the Wall Street Journal’s CFO Network section included an interview with three respected pros in the area of Corporate Governance: Pat McGurn, Nell…

Read More > 07.11.2013

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Forbes.com – “How Johnson & Johnson Revamped Its Executive Pay Practices”

In her Forbes.com article, Robin A. Ferracone spotlights how three companies, including Johnson & Johnson, revamped their pay practices for the 2013 proxy season. Read on Forbes…

Read More > 07.10.2013

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