About the Webinar

Providing the right executive compensation is a tricky issue for any company, but it can be especially challenging for an ESOP company. Fiduciary rules require the ESOP trustee to make sure that executive pay is reasonable. S ESOP corporation rules require special care be paid to the form in which executives receive equity compensation and how much they get. Corporate philosophies about compensation may emphasize a flatter pay and rewards scale than in similar conventional companies. These and other issues make this webinar especially timely. Learn from the experts what works, what doesn't, what other people do, and what the laws require.

You will learn:

  • What executives make in other ESOP companies?
  • What are the various ways to compensate executives in the ESOP context and what works best?
Presenter(s)

Cara is a partner at BKD, LLP. Cara leads the firm's national ESOP practice. Her experience with ESOPs includes transaction structuring, providing financing assistance, tax planning, and coordinating transaction closings, as well as ongoing plan consulting and administration. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants. Cara is a 2001 graduate of Campbellsville University, Kentucky, with a BS in accounting, and a 2003 graduate of Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, with an MBA.

Mark is considered a national go-to advisor on essential benefit and compensation matters. He has deep experience in the creation and operation of employee stock ownership plans; deferred, equity, and non-equity incentive compensation; employee retirement plans; and health and welfare plans. Mark advises owners of privately held businesses in developing succession plans. His guidance includes helping clients identify financial and non-financial succession goals, assessing options for meeting those goals, and executing the chosen alternative. His accomplishments in the area of benefits include more than 100 successful ESOP transactions since 1986.

Thank You to Our Sponsors