Incentive Plan Design
An essential foundation for effective executive and employee compensation planning is ensuring that the structure you build for your company’s incentive plans is well-orchestrated to maximize performance based on your company objectives over the short and long term.
Annual Incentive Plan Design
Are your executives and employees supported with an annual incentive plan which ties to your business objectives for this fiscal year? We design annual incentive plans that highlight the key metrics and goals your company wants to attain over the course of the year. We work with you to determine all elements of your bonus plan, including performance measures, funding, individual bonus amounts, pay-for-performance relationships, as well as the timing and frequency of bonus payouts. We design bonus plans that motivate your employees to focus on your company’s strategic and financial goals.
Long-Term Incentive Plan Design
To what extent do your key executives and employees share an ownership mentality? To strengthen the tie between shareholders and executives, we develop motivating long-term incentive plans based on your company’s strategic and financial goals. We appreciate that many factors influence long-term incentive plan design and we guide you through the process from start to finish. We help you navigate through many decision points such as selecting the right equity vehicles, determining share usage and equity grant allocation, analyzing income and balance sheet impact, achieving the desired tax treatment, complying with regulatory requirements and following recommendations from proxy advisory firms. We determine the performance features of the long-term incentive plan, including metrics that drive company value and the appropriate pay-for-performance relationships. We are knowledgeable about all types of equity, such as restricted stock, stock options, stock appreciation rights, performance share plans, as well as synthetic and phantom equity. From planning, design, approval, implementation and communication, we lead you to the appropriate long-term incentive program for your company.