Radford Welcomes Craig Laviano to Its Talent Consulting Practice

The talent consulting practice at Radford is excited to announce the addition of Craig Laviano to the team. Craig joins Radford as an associate partner in our San Francisco office.

Source: Radford Press Release

Radford Welcomes Patricia Averett to Its Talent Consulting Practice

The talent consulting practice at Radford is excited to announce the addition of Patricia Averett to the team. Patricia joins Radford as an associate partner in our San Francisco office.

Source: Radford Press Release

Salary Boost Seen for Tech Sector in Singapore

Brooke Green is quoted in this article, which highlights Radford's Quarterly Trends Report that shows robust salary increases for Singapore and other Asian markets.

Source: Human Resources Director Singapore magazine

Companies Move to Reprice Employee’s Stock Options

Brett Harsen is quoted in this article about how technology companies are repricing their employee stock options in an environment where stock values have been mixed.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Radford Welcomes Nora McCord to its Executive Compensation Consulting Practice

The executive compensation consulting practice at Radford is excited to announce the addition of a new senior leader, Nora McCord, to our team. Nora joins Radford as an associate partner in our San Francisco office.

Source: Radford Press Release

Retaining Employees During Down Rounds

Radford's Kyle Holm outlines approaches for keeping employees at pre-IPO companies engaged during a down round.

Source: Startup Nation

Radford Welcomes Mark Davis to its Sales Compensation Consulting Practice

The sales compensation consulting practice at Radford is excited to announce the addition of a new senior leader, Mark Davis, to our team. Mark joins Radford as an associate partner based in Aon Hewitt's Newport Beach, Calif. office.

Source: Radford Press Release

San Diego's Top Paid CEOs

As in past years, the San Diego U-T published its annual report on compensation for publicly traded company CEOs in San Diego County. Alongside CEO pay trends, you’ll find commentary from Radford's Ken Wechsler on retention and total shareholder return.

Source: San Diego U-T

Four Ways to Keep Pay Groups Relevant During Unstable Markets

Radford's Rachel Cohen provides tips for refreshing your peer group when the market is volatile and your industry is changing rapidly.

Source: Agenda

It's the Equity, Stupid: Compensation Package Focus at BIO 2016 Moves Beyond Cash

Radford's Rob Surdel and Ken Wechsler, and other industry leaders, addressed compensation plans and the hyper-competitive biotech job market at BIO 2016.

Source: BioSpace.com

Radford Welcomes Aria Glasgow to its Employee Compensation Consulting Practice

The employee compensation consulting practice at Radford is excited to announce the addition of a new senior leader, Aria Glasgow, to our team. Aria joins Radford as an associate partner in our Boston office.

Source: Radford Press Release

Aon Hewitt and Radford Welcome David Eaton and Susan Choe to our Governance Services Practice

The Governance Services Practice at Aon Hewitt and Radford is very excited to announce the addition of two new colleagues to our team: David Eaton joins our practice as an associate partner based in San Francisco and Susan Choe joins our practice as a senior consultant based in Philadelphia.

Source: Radford Press Release

Local CEOs Ride Stock Gains to Higher Pay

Radford's Ken Wechsler speaks with the San Diego Union-Tribune about the importance of offering employee equity in the technology sector to retain talent in a competitive jobs environment.

Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

Party Like a Rock Star: Chinese Tech Firms' Edition

Radford's Nina Xiao, who heads our Asia-Pacific office, explains in this Wall Street Journal article why some Silicon Valley technology firms are losing talent to Chinese competitors.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Shareholders Meeting Spotlights the New Microsoft

Radford's say-on-pay research is highlighted in The Seattle Times article recapping Microsoft's first shareholder meeting with CEO Satya Nadella.

Source: The Seattle Times

Microsoft's Satya Nadella Set to Lead First Shareholders Meeting

The Seattle Times Microsoft Prio blog outlines the first shareholder meeting with Microsoft's Satya Nadella at the helm. Radford's research provides insight say-on-pay trends in the tech industry.

Source: The Seattle Times

CEOs: What the Top 1 Percent Earn

The San Diego U-T published its annual CEO compensation report. With CEO data focused on the local market, this article contains commentary from Radford's Ken Wechsler on the impact of say-on-pay.

Source: San Diego Union Tribune

CEO/Worker Pay-ratio Regulation Riles Critics

Radford's Ken Wechsler provides commentary in the San Diego U-T's article on CEO-to-median employee pay ratio.

Source: San Diego Union Tribune

Radford and Aon Hewitt Welcome Dan Coleman

Please join us in welcoming Dan Coleman to our equity valuation services practice. Based in Chicago, Dan will serve as the practice's Midwest and Canadian market leader, assisting clients with the design, valuation, and accounting of equity award instruments.

Source: Radford Press Release

Ask the Experts: What is the Biggest Challenge Sales Compensation Professionals Face Today?

Radford's Scott Barton recently spoke with WorldatWork to share his thoughts on the growing complexity of sales compensation plan design, including pay-for-performance issues, managing multi-person deal, and handling incentives for products vs. services.

Source: WorldatWork Sales Compensation Focus

CEO Pay Shifts to Long-Term, Performance-Based Equity

Radford's David Knopping and other leaders address executive compensation trends at a Corporate Directors Forum event.

Source: San Diego Source

It's Hard to Slice and Dice CEO Paychecks

Radford's Ted Buyniski discusses the global implications of the SEC's newly proposed CEO to worker pay ratio disclosure rules with The Wall Street Journal.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Fatter Paychecks Expected at Tech Firms

Radford's David Knopping recently connected with The Wall Street Journal to share his thoughts on compensation trends for key executives at venture-backed and pre-IPO technology companies amid new data pointing to higher pay for sales and technology function leaders.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Biopharma Job Outlook Bleak through Mid-Decade

With a number of layoffs planned in the next year at big pharma companies in both the US and Europe, GEN News connected with Radford's Linda Amuso to discuss the overall hiring environment at life sciences companies. Leveraging Radford's comprehensive database, Linda provided insights on the differing prospects for employees at small, mid- and large-sized firms.

Source: Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

What do San Diego's CEOs make?

Keeping with past tradition, the San Diego U-T published its annual CEO compensation report today. Inside you'll find the latest updates on pay trends in the region along with commentary from Radford's Ken Wechsler on the growing importance on Say-on-Pay votes.

Source: San Diego Union Tribune

Start-Up Staff Getting More Cash

Leveraging new data from Radford's Pre-IPO/Ventured-Backed Survey, The Wall Street Journal explores the shrinking compensation gap between private and public companies in Silicon Valley as the war for talent heats up.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Boards Assail Proxy Advisors' Peer Groups

Radford Associate Partner David Knopping provides commentary on the contrasting approaches used by ISS and Glass Lewis to develop peer groups when conducting pay for performance assessments. With key advisory firms revising their methodologies ahead of Say-on-Pay votes, companies are now racing to understand the implications of these policy changes.

Source: Agenda Week

A New Vehicle Cruises Slowly Into LTI Plans

Radford's Terry Adamson provides commentary in this article explaining market stock units.

Source: Agenda Week

Executive Compensation: Getting Philosophical

In this contributed article, Radford's Ken Wechsler and Alexander Cwirko-Godycki discuss many of the important decision points executives and Boards of Directors face when developing a compensation philosophy.

Source: Vistage Connect

Wealth After an IPO Can Cause Employees to Go

Radford Associate Partner Brett Harsen provides commentary on the challenges faced by recently public companies as they seek to retain key employees after an IPO. Beyond compensation, companies should also plan ahead for post-offering management training, career path development and HR systems.

Source: Workforce Management

For Tech's Elite, Mobile Gaming Is a Big Play

As mobile and social gaming grow in prominence, hiring in the sector is also gaining steam. In this Wall Street Journal story on the rising tide of gaming company investments, Radford provides new data on the hiring outlook for gaming and entertainment companies in the technology sector.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Leveling Pay on a Global Scale

Radford Associate Partner Brett Harsen discusses the challenges of implementing global leveling systems for job titles and compensation on the heels of a new study showing more companies are moving to adopt such global standards.

Source: Human Resource Executive Magazine

GCs Find Options Never Go Out of Style

Radford Associate Partner Brett Harsen discusses the latest trends in equity compensation at pre-IPO firms in Silicon Valley, particularly the move by a few large companies to consider the use of restricted stock while still private.

Source: The Recorder

What About the Rest of Us? - Beyond CEO Pay

Radford President Linda Amuso and other industry leaders discuss trends in executive compensation below the CEO level, addressing issues like internal pay equity, corporate culture and investor scrutiny of pay programs.

Source: The Conference Board Review

Talent-Poaching Revs up Among Tech Firms

Radford data is highlighted in this article about talent poaching among technology companies.

Source: SFGATE

Underwater Stock Options: What Have We Learned?

Written by Radford Associate Partners Jon Burg and Brett Harsen for WorldatWork's Compensation Focus. The article examines lessons learned in the aftermath of the numerous underwater exchanges that took place in 2009, looking at both shareholder and employee responses to the programs.

Source: WorldatWork

Is It Time to Change Pay Metrics?

Radford Partner, Valuation Business Executive Terry Adamson is interviewed for Agenda's article regarding pay metrics.

Source: Agenda

Valley Takes a New Look at Stock Options

Associate Partner Brett Harsen is interviewed for this front page San Jose Mercury News article that discusses the current state and future of stock option use by technology companies in Silicon Valley

Source: San Jose Mercury News

Option Exchanges Stall Amid Criticism Of RiskMetrics' Rules

Associate Partner Brett Harsen discusses how Risk Metrics' changing guidance caused some companies to cancel or revise their repricing plans

Source: Agenda

Plenty of Options

Associate Partner Jon Burg gives a consulting perspective of the current state of underwater exchange programs for The Recorder, a California legal publication

Source: The Recorder

Opinion: How Boards Can Address Underwater Stock Options

Associate Partners Jon Burg and Brett Harsen discuss how Boards can address underwater options in today's environment with this comprehensive by-lined article for Agenda

Source: Agenda

Employers Give Underwater Options New Life

Associate Partner Brett Harsen is interviewed for this article discussing the growing number of employers that are allowing employees to exchange underwater options via underwater exchange programs

Source: Workforce Management