For over 40 years, McLagan has specialized in providing compensation consulting, surveys and performance studies to the financial services sector. McLagan’s client base includes the leading global financial service firms, regional/community banks, investment banks, securities firms, investment management organizations, private equity firms and other specialized financial service providers. McLagan emphasizes a balanced, analytical approach developing and implementing total rewards solutions that focus on board governance assessments, business strategy, financing, tax and accounting considerations to guide clients in their decision making. McLagan has successfully completed thousands of compensation advisory, planning, design and benchmarking assignments for its clients. For more information, visit www.mclagan.com.
AST and its affiliates are leading providers of registry services and technology to financial market participants around the globe. AST and its affiliate, CST Trust Company (CST), provide comprehensive stock transfer and employee plan services to more than 8,000 public issues and over 5.5 million shareholders. The organization provides fully integrated services that include employee plan services, information agent, mutual fund and corporate proxy solicitation and advisory solutions, shareholder identification, asset recovery and investment management offerings. For more information, visit www.amstock.com.
Bank Compensation Consulting specializes in assisting financial institutions with the evaluation of their compensation programs by identifying deficiencies in their current programs and creating customized plans and offsetting the cost with Bank-Owned Life Insurance (BOLI). BCC has completed SAS70/SSAE16/SOC certification and provides ongoing administrative support and guidance on these plans. For more information, visit www.bcc-usa.com.
The Barack Ferrazzano Financial Institutions Group has 30 bank lawyers representing over 250 financial institutions, addressing the entire spectrum of industry-related legal issues. They formulate creative solutions, emphasizing relationships, service and stability. They are consistently ranked as a top law firm in bank mergers and regulatory issues. For more information, visit www.bfkn.com.
Blanchard Consulting Group is a national compensation consulting company with offices in Atlanta, GA and Minneapolis, MN. The firm’s mission is to deliver independent compensation guidance to community banks to help them attract, motivate, and retain their key employees. With an exclusive focus on the banking marketplace, the firm’s lead consultants have a unique industry perspective and expertise to offer its clients. The firm works directly with board of directors, executives, and human resources on all facets of director, executive and staff compensation programs to ensure they comply with current regulations and provide the greatest return on their investment in employees. For more information, visit www.blanchardc.com.
As thought leaders since 2005, Compensation Advisors has exclusively served the community banking industry providing guidance on the latest compensation and hiring developments; as industry experts they convey insightful strategies and solutions. Compensation Advisors works with financial institutions across the United States delivering: Executive and Director Compensation Reviews, Pay-for-Performance Incentive Plan Structures, Equity Allocation Plans, Benefit Plan Design Structures, Base Salary Reviews (company-wide), Risk Assessments, Regulatory Updates and Compensation Committee Governance. For more information, visit www.compensationadvisors.com.
Crist|Kolder Associates is a high-end boutique executive search firm with a particular focus on Bank Board of Directors, CEOs, CFOs, and Chief Risk Officers. For more information, visit www.cristkolder.com.
Executive Benefits Network (EBN) specializes in the design, administration and informal financing of customized deferred compensation plans and the procurement of Bank Owned Life Insurance (BOLI) programs. EBN offers the highest quality carriers and works to improve investment yields. EBN is a leading industry advisor, helping banks to recruit, reward and retain top talent. For more information, visit ebn-design.com.
Hogan Lovells US LLP is a global legal practice helping corporations, financial institutions and governmental entities across the spectrum of their critical business and legal issues. Hogan Lovells has over 2,500 lawyers operating out of more than 45 offices in the United States, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. For more information, visit www.hoganlovells.com.
Hovde Group, LLC, a leading financial advisor for over 25 years, provides a full suite of investment banking, capital markets and financial advisory services focused exclusively on the banking industry. They assist clients with all phases of M&A transactions, asset purchases/dispositions, restructurings/recapitalizations, FDIC transactions, capital raises and other strategic options. For more information, please visit www.hovdegroup.com.
Kaplan Partners is a retained executive search and talent advisory firm headquartered in Philadelphia. Kaplan Partners advises boards, CEOs and investors on the dynamics of CEO succession, and assists with the process of identification, assessment and selection of new banking leaders and directors. Kaplan Partners is the country’s only retained executive search firm member of the ABA and ICBA. For more information, visit kaplanpartners.com.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP is a full-service law firm with nearly 650 attorneys. The lawyers in their financial services practice group represent banks and other financial institutions on a wide variety of matters. They offer a great depth of knowledge and experience in the areas of employee benefits and director and executive compensation, mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt offerings, holding company reorganizations, enforcement and director/officer liability matters, consumer law issues, financial privacy and electronic banking. Their lawyers understand the business impact of their clients’ legal matters and work with them to develop solution-oriented approaches. For more information, visit www.kilpatricktownsend.com.
Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC is an independent executive compensation firm providing trusted counsel to boards and management at hundreds of companies and financial institutions across North America. Meridian’s dedicated consulting team “lives and breathes” the issues facing the banking industry, consulting exclusively on executive and board compensation matters. Meridian’s dozens of consultants have decades of experience in pay solutions that are responsive to shareholders, reflect good governance principles and align pay with performance. The partners at Meridian average 25 years of executive compensation experience and collectively serve over 450 clients, primarily at the board level. Meridian operates from 9 offices across North America. For more information, visit www.meridiancp.com.
Pearl Meyer is the leading advisor to boards and senior management on the alignment of executive compensation with business and leadership strategy, making pay programs a powerful catalyst for value creation and competitive advantage. Through knowledgeable consultants focused exclusively on the financial sector, their Banking Industry Group has helped hundreds of financial institutions achieve their objectives. The firm has offices in New York, Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Houston, London, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. For more information, visit www.pearlmeyer.com.
Founded in 1897, Troutman Sanders has 600+ lawyers in 16 North American and Asian offices. Its lawyers advise clients on the firm’s core areas: Corporate, Energy and Industry Regulation, Finance, Financial Institutions, Litigation and Real Estate. For more information, visit www.troutmansanders.com.