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Preparing for the End of Year: Pay Trends and Techniques for a Seamless Process

  • 12 Sep 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • The Yale Club, Saybrook Room (18th Floor); 50 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 10017


  • Non-member guest fee is $70.00
  • No fee for active NYCA members or substitute. The guest fee is $70.00, payable in advance.

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Dear members of the New York Compensation Association, we hope you had a relaxing and eventful summer! Please join us on Thursday, September 12 as we open our Fall 2019 season with John Trentacoste from Korn Ferry Hay as he discusses:

Preparing for the End of Year: Pay Trends and Techniques for a Seamless Process


No sooner do we pack up our beach chairs does it seem as if we’re headlong into the sprint that is the end-of-year compensation planning process.  Merit pools, variable pay, executive compensation…oh my!  Join Korn Ferry Partner, John Trentacoste, for a presentation aimed at sharing trends, developments, and predictions as you plan for your end of year.  This presentation will cover findings from Korn Ferry’s CEO Compensation study, thoughts on merit pools, considerations for variable pay decisions given 2019 volatility, and predictions for the future.



John Trentacoste is a Client Partner in Korn Ferry’s Executive Pay and Governance group.  He specializes in creating strategically-informed compensation and governance programs that support organization and talent strategies and drive sustainable value creation.  His clients have included large, public, multi-national organizations, sponsor-backed private entities, and pre-IPO organizations. He also has extensive international experience working with companies in the U.K., Europe, Middle East, and South America.

Mr. Trentacoste has been a frequent speaker at the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Council of Institutional Investors, KPMG Board Leadership Conference, and WorldatWork.  He has been extensively quoted in various national and trade publications, including Bloomberg and The Washington Post.  In recognition of his contributions to the boardroom and corporate governance, he was twice-named to the NACD Directorship 100, honoring the most influential people in the boardroom.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Mr. Trentacoste was a partner and chief operating officer of a leading independent executive compensation and performance advisory firm. Capital markets experience was gained through prior work at Citigroup Global Markets and Banking. 

Mr. Trentacoste holds a B.A. from Cornell University and completed a post baccalaureate business certificate program at Columbia University.

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