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Top 10 Things Private Companies Do With Equity, But Shouldn't

From Our Equity Compensation Webinar Series

Each one-hour Webinar features an experienced authority in the field and discusses a requested topic.

This replay was recorded on June 26, 2013.

About This Meeting

In some industries, equity compensation has become as expected as other standard employment benefits. Private companies, especially start-ups and early stage companies, often don't have the resources or insight to fully grasp what it means to offer equity compensation to their employees, directors and consultants. Even those companies that were careful enough to have a plan properly drawn up by corporate counsel don't generally have an understanding of accounting and tax consequences and how those consequences can affect their bottom line and their employees. This webinar will talk about the most common risks faced by private companies and provide understanding and resources to ensure the success of your equity compensation program.

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Achaessa James

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National Center for Employee Ownership

Achaessa is a product manager at the NCEO, where she works on broad-based equity compensation projects, writes on current regulatory and administrative issues, and advises NCEO members on equity compensation planning. She also maintains an active consulting practice to provide longer-term administrative, audit, and corporate transaction support for private companies. Achaessa is a Certified Equity Professional through the CEP Institute at Santa Clara University. She has worked in the venture capital and start-up community since 1999, supporting private stock placement transactions, IPO registrations, and administering non-public and micro-cap company equity compensation plans for several companies.

Joe Kunecki

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Joe joined EASi's Sales Department in January 2013 as Manager, Private Markets, having spent 9 years providing equity compensation solutions to privately held companies. Prior posts include several years as Director, Private Markets Sales at Transcentive, and Director of Sales at CompIntelligence, where he provided various option plan services to publicly and privately held companies. Joe is a member of NASPP and is a magna cum laude graduate of Sacred Heart University with an AA in Business Administration.