Join us at the WorldatWork 2021 Total Rewards Conference & Exhibition! At this year’s conference in October, three Equity Methods professionals will be speaking on different panels to discuss various hot topics. The in-person conference will be held in Phoenix, AZ, and the virtual conference will commence the following week. If you’re unable to attend our presentations but interested in any of the content, reach out to our presenters and they’ll be happy to discuss the topics with you.  


Could the Stakes Get Any Higher? Onboarding, Promoting and Exiting Executives with David Outlaw  

In-Person: Tuesday, October 5 at 1:00 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. PDT

Virtual: Tuesday, October 12 at 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. PDT

Managing compensation for senior executives is never easy. It is particularly tricky to set pay levels for employees newly promoted to the senior executive team, executive talent joining from outside the organization or to make pay arrangements for executives as they leave the company. New levels of complexity have been added to onboarding and exiting executive talent due to changes in 162m rules, limitations on asking for salary information from candidates and the increased focus on pay equity for all employees. Our panel will provide participants with a path to navigating these challenging issues and identify pitfalls based on experience.

 Joining David on the panel will be Lisa Coulson (Principal Financial Group) and Eric Hosken (Compensation Advisory Partners).


Cryptocurrency, The Bleeding Edge of Total Rewards with Nathan O’Connor  

In-Person: Tuesday, October 5 at 4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. PDT   

Virtual: Tuesday, October 12 at 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. PDT  

Cryptocurrency is the hottest investment trend in the markets. Employees want to know if they can be compensated with crypto. Professional athletes’ contracts are being negotiated in crypto. Some of the most technically advanced employees in the world are being paid in crypto. How does a total rewards professional respond? 

Joining Nathan on the panel will be Sinead Kelly (Baker & McKenzie LLP) and Fred Whittlesey (Compensation Venture Group SPC). 


The Inside Track on How Private Companies Develop Effective and Sticky Equity Compensation Plans with Takis Makridis 

In-Person: Wednesday, October 6 at 4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. PDT   

Virtual: Wednesday, October 13 at 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. PDT   

Equity compensation within a private company is like a box of chocolates, you never know what flavor you’ll get. Actually, even though the structure of long-term incentives within private companies varies tremendously, this variation is closely linked to the stage of life cycle, nature of the ownership base, and intended exit timing (if any). This session will demystify how equity compensation is used within private companies using case studies and experience from our experienced panel.  

Joining Takis on the panel will be Bertha Masuda (Compensation Advisory Partners) and Bryan McCormick (PetSmart).