Dates: September 22 - 24, 2021
Location: Washington, D.C.
For the past six years, the Forum has annually 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.
This advisory group of leading executive compensation practitioners drafted the Agenda and personally nominated all invitees to the Forum.
Stephen M. Eliseo is Director, Executive Compensation for Johnson & Johnson. In this position Steve is a member of Global Total Rewards Leadership Team. Steve brings to this position 30 years experience in compensation, including designing annual and long-term compensation plans and benchmarking executive and director compensation.
Steve has worked with compensation design and benchmarking throughout his years with Johnson & Johnson. During his time with Johnson & Johnson, Steve has had additional responsibilities including supporting the Medical Devices and Diagnostics and Corporate Groups. Prior to working for Johnson & Johnson, Steve worked briefly at
a dot-com related company leading the compensation function and for many years as an executive compensation consultant at both Mercer and KPMG. Steve graduated from the Columbia College with a major in Economics. He earned a Masters of Business Administration from the Columbia Business School concentrating his advanced studies
in Corporate Finance.
Kristen is responsible for Total Rewards, Performance and HR Business Insights at Microsoft. This includes the global strategy and execution of employee compensation, benefits, relocation, performance management, 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
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
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.
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.
The Forum brings together leaders from three key domains in the field, corporate, legal and consulting, to exchange perspectives and gain guidance on complex matters while building a diverse and meaningful network of connections.
"If you are looking for deep insights & practices around current issues from some of the best advisors & companies, look no further than the Forum on Executive Compensation."Chris Brunson Senior Director, Total Rewards The Hershey Company Hershey, PA
"An exceptional opportunity to discuss compensation and governance issues with professionals functioning at the highest level. Nice mix of industry professionals, lawyers and consultants. All sessions are well moderated and result in engaging and informative discussion. "Kenneth J. Laverriere Partner Shearman & Sterling LLP New York, NY
"The Forum offered me time to spend with others who offered valuable perspectives. At the Forum, we learn from all participants, rather than designated speakers. The free-flowing and candid conversation is invaluable".Robin A. Ferracone Chief Executive Officer Farient Advisors LLC New York, NY