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Executive Compensation

September 25 - 27, 2024 Atlanta, Georgia
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For the past nine years, the Forum has brought together 48 corporate executive compensation leaders, lawyers and consultants representing the largest corporations and renowned firms from across America, to exchange ideas, share experiences, and validate strategies on the evolving shareholder, business, and regulatory pressures on executive pay.​

Using candid, peer-driven discussion, this Forum explores key trends and developments in executive compensation demands, design and disclosure, to discern best practices that balance stakeholder interests.

2024 Steering Committee

This advisory group of leading executive compensation practitioners drafted the Agenda and personally nominated all invitees to the Forum.

Committee Co-Chairs

  • Yonat Assayag Partner ClearBridge Compensation Group LLC New York, NY
  • Kristen Roby Dimlow Corporate Vice President, Total Rewards, Performance and HR Business Insights Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

    Kristen is responsible for Total Rewards, Performance, Global Talent Acquisition and HR Business Insights at Microsoft. This includes the global strategy and execution of employee compensation, benefits, relocation, performance management, global talent acquisition, M&A, stock design & administration and HR Business Insights. Kristen is a 20-year Microsoft veteran who spent the first half of her career in corporate finance controller positions in Office, Windows, Server and Xbox. She moved to HR in 2002 to lead University Recruiting and transitioned to Engineering Line leader roles in the Windows, Platforms and Services Division, Online Services and Devices organizations.

Committee Members

  • Irv Becker Vice Chairman, Executive Pay & Governance Korn Ferry New York, NY

    Mr. Becker is a Vice Chairman in our Executive Pay & Governance business. He partners with boards and management teams to create sustainable organizations and enhance the effectiveness of the board/CEO relationship. As part of this effort, he works with these groups in the design and development of reward programs to align executive efforts and results with the success of the company.


    His financial background provides him with a grounded perspective on performance measurement and performance management. Since 2008, Mr. Becker has been included almost every year on the Directorship 100, a list published by NACD Directorship magazine recognizing the most influential people who are shaping agendas and corporate governance issues in boardrooms across America.


    Mr. Becker has worked with major public and private corporations across multiple industries. His clients range the spectrum from Fortune 100 companies to  pre-IPO start-ups. He has worked with companies involved with initial public offerings, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as helped organizations develop new reward philosophies and approaches to support a major change in business direction.


    Mr. Becker is a frequent speaker on executive compensation topics and has been quoted in numerous notable publications. He is often asked to contribute opinion pieces to the various Board magazines. He is also the co-author/editor of one of the most highly regarded books on Executive Compensation: Understanding Executive Compensation and Governance: A Practical Guide – Fourth Edition.


    Mr. Becker received his Master’s of Business Administration in finance from Columbia Business School and has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in accounting from the University of Massachusetts. He is a licensed CPA in New York State.

  • Nathan Brake Vice President, Executive Compensation & Financial Well-Being Cardinal Health Dublin, OH

    Nathan is the Vice President of Executive Compensation & Financial Wellness for Cardinal Health. He is responsible for Cardinal Health’s financial wellness approach for its 50,000 employees as well as ensuring the company’s senior level pay is market competitive and internal equity is appropriately maintained. He also owns preparation of all materials used
    for the Board of Directors’ HR & Compensation Committee meetings. Nathan’s team is responsible for designing and administering strategic solutions for the organization’s equity compensation program, financial benefit plans, global assignment program, and providing mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures due diligence support for compensation & benefits

  • Chris England Managing Director, Deputy General Counsel TPG Inc. Fort Worth, TX
  • Vijay S. Iyer SVP, Associate General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary Booking Holdings Norwalk, CT

    Vijay Iyer is SVP, Associate General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Booking Holdings Inc. Vijay has been with the company for 8 years, including serving as General Counsel of its KAYAK & OpenTable brands. He was previously with Sullivan & Cromwell for 8 years, in its New York and Tokyo offices.

  • Blair N. Jones Managing Director Semler Brossy Consulting Group, LLC New York, NY
  • Dan Laddin Founding Partner Compensation Advisory Partners New York, NY
  • Jean M. McLoughlin Partner Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP New York, NY
  • Betsy Oliphant SVP and Managing Counsel, Global Human Resources and Governance State Street Corporation Charlotte, NC

    Betsy Oliphant is senior vice president and managing counsel of State Street Corporation’s global human resources legal team. She leads a team of attorneys and legal professionals to advise State Street on employee relations, human resources, compensation, and benefits matters.

  • Erica Schohn Partner, Executive Compensation and Benefits Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP New York, NY
  • Marc Treviño Partner Sullivan & Cromwell LLP New York, NY

    Marc Treviño is the co-head of Sullivan & Cromwell’s corporate governance practice and the managing partner of its executive compensation group. He joined the Firm in 1993 after graduating from Yale Law School (J.D., 1993) and summa cum laude from Princeton University (A.B., Phi Beta Kappa, 1990).


    Mr. Treviño is a recognized leader in structuring and counseling senior executives and boards in significant matters involving reputation, overlapping regulatory regimes, fiduciary conflicts and multiple jurisdictions, with a particular emphasis on matters involving financial institutions. Mr. Treviño teaches Corporate Crisis Management at the Yale Law School and is a co-author of The Public Company Deskbook (The Practising Law Institute), which has been hailed as “the bible for securities lawyers” by Fortune.


    For over twenty years Mr. Treviño has represented prominent institutions and individuals in their most public and challenging transactions. His clients have included AIG, Anthem, Bank of Butterfield, Bank of New York Mellon, Barclays, Cheniere, CIT Group, The Clearing House Association, Evercore, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Fortress, Goldman Sachs Group, ISS, JPMorgan Chase, Kodak, Lending Club, Microsoft, Moody’s, New York Stock Exchange, Priceline, RBS Citizens Financial Group, SandRidge Energy, Sotheby’s, UBS, UNFI, Vector Group, Verily Life Sciences, Volkswagen, Waymo and Wells Fargo & Company. Many of his most important matters are resolved without public attention.

Forum Director

  • Emma Phillips Senior Forum Director, Global Capital Markets Cambridge Forums Toronto, ON [email protected] M: +1 437 216 3119

    Emma is Senior Forum Director and Financial Services Lead at Cambridge Executive Connections (CEC), a subsidiary of Cambridge Forums, Inc. Naturally curious and a lifelong learner, Emma has developed and managed a variety of meetings in both the profit and non-profit sectors. Before joining Cambridge, Emma was Assistant Vice President, Global Marketing at State Street in Canada, where she spent close to two decades of her career, offering her a great depth of knowledge and understanding of the financial and investment sectors. In Emma’s current role, she leads CEC’s Financial Services portfolio, including programs for institutional investors, banking, private funds, risk, and governance professionals.

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