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Science and Mother Nature as a Guidepost for Compensation Setting

  • 29 Sep 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Webinar


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A recent academic study calculated the exact amount of wind drag in every position of a traditional cycling peloton. Geese fly in a V formation, and fish swim in schools to help with dynamics and efficiency. What does this have to do with LTI and compensation setting? Can the resistance as calculated by science be extrapolated to your total rewards? Learn more about how this new academic study can be leveraged across traditional organizational hierarchies, and as a validation for your rewards process. Should the scientific data be inclusive of base pay, STI, LTI, or the full rewards equation? Learn more about this innovative new study with the researchers.

Presenter Bios: 

Terry Adamson:

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Terry Adamson is a Managing Director for BDO, and a Fellow of Global Equity with domain expertise on employee stock programs, specifically LTI design, corporate governance, and stock based compensation accounting.   As a strong proponent for performance equity, he has a mission to tighten the alignment of pay for performance.  Terry is on the Advisory Board for the Certified Equity Professional Institute (CEPI) and is the Chairperson of the Society of Actuaries taskforce on stock option valuation. Terry was on the FASB Round Table on Employee Share Options and was formerly on the Advisory Board for the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (and won an Individual Achievement Award).  Prior to joining BDO, Mr. Adamson was the Global Practice Leader for Aon Equity Services in which he oversaw all of their Equity and Governance services, with over 1,000 public and private companies.    Terry studied Mathematics at Georgetown University where he also was Captain of the Hoya tennis team.

Arnaldo Ulaj:

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Arnaldo Ulaj is a Principal at ClearBridge Compensation Group. Mr. Ulaj has seven years of experience as an adviser to boards of directors and senior management on executive compensation and governance-related matters.

Mr. Ulaj advises clients across a range of industries, both publicly-traded and privately held, including Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Ulaj has extensive experience in all areas of executive and board of director compensation, including designing incentive plans that support the company’s short- and long-term strategic vision, aligns pay and performance outcomes, and drives long-term shareholder value creation. Mr. Ulaj is also experienced in navigating complex compensation related matters during various types of transactions (e.g., M&A, IPO, SPAC).

Prior to joining ClearBridge, Mr. Ulaj worked for FW Cook and prior to that he worked for Merrill Lynch – Wealth Management where he held his Series 7 and Series 66 licenses.

Mr. Ulaj received a B.S. in Finance from the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University.

Jonathan Brooks:

In his role as Senior Business Development Manager, Jonathan is responsible for engagement and ongoing relationships with the strategic market prospective clients across the U.S. Prior to rejoining E*TRADE in 2018, Jonathan was Director of Strategic Accounts at UBS Equity Plan Advisory Services. Before his tenure with UBS, Jonathan spent 10 years at E*TRADE Corporate Services, as a client manager, then managing the Eastern U.S. relationship management team, and later as an Account Executive in sales. Jonathan began his career in equity compensation at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup (now Morgan Stanley), overseeing implementation and relationship management with corporate clients. Jonathan received his bachelor’s degree from Davidson College, perhaps better known as the college Steph Curry attended.

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