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Compensation Committee Consulting

Board of Directors / Compensation Committee Consulting
With our full range of services, we help Compensation Committees perform regular and special functions in overseeing executive and Board compensation.

With both subject matter and industry expertise, we comprehensively support Compensation Committees in performing regular and special functions to carry out their role of administering and overseeing executive and Board compensation. We also assist these committees in ensuring compliance with applicable regulations and regulatory reporting.

Executive and Board Compensation Design and Monitoring

  • Developing and monitoring of the continued relevance of peer companies for guiding determination of executive compensation levels
  • Designing executive compensation programs, from base salaries to equity to perquisites
  • Designing and updating short-term executive incentive plans
  • Designing and updating equity or long-term incentive plans
  • Designing deferred compensation programs
  • Designing and monitoring Board of Directors compensation plans

Support to Board of Directors Compensation Committees

  • Conducting independent, market-based assessments of current executive compensation programs
  • Performing independent reviews of employment agreements/contracts
  • Assessing and monitoring the risks of executive compensation programs, particularly incentive plans
  • Supporting regulatory and legislative compliance and policy development in response to new regulations, including in-depth support on 409(A) issues and regular legislative updates and alerts
  • Supporting the drafting of the CD&A section of proxy statements
  • Reviewing and monitoring all elements of CEO compensation
  • Developing and making regular presentations on trends and emerging issues in executive compensation in relevant industries; conducting special compensation surveys, as needed
  • Conducting regular material review sessions with the compensation committee
  • Supporting negotiations related to hiring executive officers

Our Qualifications

Croner offers decades of experience in executive and Board compensation. Since our founding in 1978, we have advised over one hundred public companies at the Board level, showing particular expertise in assisting Boards of Directors in technology companies. We have written several of the most well-respected books in the field of executive compensation, with an emphasis in tech start-ups going public.

Here is what we offer your company:

  • Wholly independent advice and counsel
  • Thorough understanding of compliance and regulatory requirements and how to address a company’s unique issues in this complex environment
  • Advice specifically calibrated to meet your environment and business needs, in contrast to the “politically correct” notions of executive compensation put forward by some activist shareholder groups
  • Data-driven analyses enhanced by our deep industry knowledge

Board Advisory Laws & Guidelines

To help you stay current and compliant with federal and state guidelines, Croner offers news on the latest rulings that affect you.

With the ever-changing playing field established by the SEC and others, staying compliant to regulations and guidelines isn’t easy. Croner offers the following white papers to help you stay current.

Boards Should Manage ‘Desert Island’ Risks
Planning for Equity in an Early Stage Company

SEC Becomes Active in Executive Compensation
Monsanto Shareholders Reject Recommendation for ThreeYear SOP Frequency
SEC Promulgates Guidance on “Say-on-Pay”
Say on Pay Shareholder Votes