FOR COMPENSATION COMMITTEE MEMBERS ONLY with F.W. Cook & Co. Join fellow Compensation Committee members in a closed-door, candid exchange of ideas and on-the-spot problem solving for the most pressing executive compensation issues, just in time for the 2020 proxy season. This invitation-only, complimentary session will be led by Mike Marino and Joe Sorrentino, leading compensation advisors from F.W. Cook & Co. , and may cover topics such as the new SEC guidance to investment advisors on use of proxy advisory services, shareholder engagement on compensation, including say-on-pay, trends in compensation for both executives and directors, and the relationship between executive compensation and ESG. Attendees are encouraged to raise issues from their own experience as Compensation Committee members. To register, please call Gina Barberio at (732) 698-7771 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Marino consults to organizations on all aspects of executive compensation strategy and design, including tax, accounting, and securities law implications, as well as matters of corporate governance. He joined the firm in 2009, having previously been a senior consultant at Watson Wyatt and, prior to that, an associate at Merrill Lynch. Mike has over 21 years of combined corporate and consulting experience. He has extensive experience working with board compensation committees and generally attends or participates in over 90 committee and/or board meetings annually. A frequent writer and speaker on emerging issues in the field, Mike has consulted with a diverse group of clients ranging from large industrial, financial and service-based companies to small public and private companies. In addition, Mike works with many private equity firms and their portfolio companies across a variety of industries. Mike serves on the advisory board for the National Association of CorporateDirectors (NACD) New Jersey Chapter.
Joe Sorrentino joined the firm in 2018 and has over 20 years of executive compensation consulting experience. His client assignments have been with both public and privately held companies in industries including: chemicals, consumer products, financial services, health care, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, real estate/REITS and utilities. His consulting engagements often focus on the development of executive compensation strategy, design of annual and long-term incentive programs, and ISS equity plan modeling, compensation and governance policies.
Joe serves as the independent advisor to Compensation Committees and works in a supporting consultant role on many of the firm’s large and more complex clients. Examples of companies familiar with Joe’s consulting services include: Chobani, Corning, H&R Block, Johnson & Johnson, Magellan Health, Major League Soccer, Minerals Technologies, Retail Properties of America, Sirius XM and Travelers.
Joe is a frequent author and speaker on issues related to executive compensation. He has spoken at numerous conferences including those held by the Conference Board, the Global Equity Organization, the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals, WorldatWork, and other related trade and educational organizations.
Previously, Joe was employed as an executive compensation consultant with Steven Hall & Partners and Pearl Meyer & Partners.