What I Say on Say-on-Pay Will Pay, I’d Say

Fred WhittleseyPay and Performance: The Compensation Blog0 Comments

OK, maybe I read a few too many Dr. Seuss books to the three little ones over the past 10 years.As we enter what will be an extremely busy November-December executive and equity compensation season, one theme will dominate:  say-on-pay.  This is not just an executive compensation topic. It has impact on every equity compensation plan and professional.  I’ve had … Read More

33 Reasons That Your Company’s Say-on-Pay Vote Might Go Sub-50% in 2013

Fred WhittleseyPay and Performance: The Compensation Blog0 Comments

News of companies that failed their say-on-pay vote is in the headlines almost daily this time of year.  What don’t make the headlines are stories of the companies that barely passed (in the 50% to 70% range) or that passed but plummeted from their 2011 approval levels.  Many in the former category last year failed this year.  Many in the … Read More

Bwaa-hah-hah-hah! Truly Scary Compensation Stories

Fred WhittleseyPay and Performance: The Compensation Blog0 Comments

Yes, Halloween is a favorite holiday of mine and what a gift to have a couple of frightening stories appear in the media in the last few days. Now, I think it’s important that compensation experts continually explore data, testing relationships between executive pay and shareholder value. I also think it’s important that so-called experts have some modicum of ability … Read More