The Certified Equity Professional Institute (CEPI) at Santa Clara University and the Global Equity Organization (CEO) are hosting the 2019 CEPI and GEO Symposium, focusing on equity compensation plans.
Mark Cuban, the billionaire entrepreneur who founded two companies and is a regular on the television show Shark Tank, said, "We as entrepreneurs have got to make a point to give stock to everybody that works for us. Period. End of story.
Davey Tree, one of the largest tree service companies in the U.S., became employee-owned. Since then, its employee count has grown from 2,800 to nearly 10,000, and its stock from 12 cents to $21, a compound annual growth rate close to 14%.
A Rutgers University-led team of researchers conducted a qualitative study of the asset-building impacts of employee ownership. The team conducted 195 interviews with employee-owners at 21 ESOP companies from June 2015 through August 2018.