Dates: September 27 - 29, 2023
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
For the past eight 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.
This advisory group of leading executive compensation practitioners drafted the Agenda and personally nominated all invitees to the Forum.
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.
"The Forum provides an invaluable and unique setting for sharing very practical advice and useable information. The extent to which the participants are willing to share a broad array of experiences in confidence is truly unmatched in other networking groups. Also, the ability to build networking relationships between practitioners, consultants, lawyers and regulators have a sustainable long-term benefit which is needed in an ever increasingly complex environment."Kevin Sweeney Head of Global Compensation Colgate-Palmolive Company New York, NY
“The Forum provides an unusual opportunity to discuss the timeliest issues in executive compensation on a very high level. The participants are experienced, thoughtful, and open to discussion about how their organizations are addressing these important issues."Mims Maynard Zabriskie Partner Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Philadelphia, PA
“One of the few conferences that provide real learning opportunities for senior experts in the field.”Eric Hosken Partner Compensation Advisory Partners New York, NY
This is my favourite professional conference, hands down. It is unlike any other professional conference out there. The results that come from the free exchange of ideas between issuers, compensation consultants and advisers are tangible and invaluable. When I leave the Forum , I come back to my office with a renewed sense of purpose and a wealth of knowledge and ideas."Ekaterina (Kate) Napalkova Partner Proskauer Rose LLP Los Angeles, CA / New York, NY
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