Texchange: Is Your Company''s Compensation Strategy In Step With Today’s Marketplace?
With the Technology Economy rebounding, it is imperative that every company reexamine their compensation strategy to make certain it is competitive in light of the current market trends. A sound compensation plan is vital for companies to attract and retain top talent. Texchange is proud to have Wes Hart of Pearl Myer lead this month’s program on compensation trends and strategies. Wes will share with us some of his insights on sound strategies, and discuss the current trends in the Houston marketplace.
Wes Hart is a Vice President in the Houston office of Pearl Meyer & Partners, one of the country’s premier executive compensation consulting firms. His focus has been on the assessment and development of executive compensation programs with an emphasis on long-term incentive planning. Mr. Hart has managed projects in all areas of executive compensation, including competitive pay and performance analysis and the development of annual and longer-term programs. He also has extensive experience in other areas of general and incentive compensation design including private company long-term incentive programs, pre-IPO planning and assessment, equity allocation plans and board compensation.
Mr. Hart has worked for clients in a wide variety of industries including energy, electronics, telecom, software, not-for-profit, education, healthcare, business services and chemicals. Mr. Hart previously was a manager at Buck Consultants in the executive compensation practice and held positions at Mercer and in the KPMG Compensation and Benefits Group. Before entering the consulting ranks, Mr. Hart worked in strategic business development at Engineering Animation (a newly-public software firm) and as an engineer in the Defense Systems and Electronic Group of Texas Instruments. He is a member of WorldatWork (formerly the American Compensation Association) and the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP)
Texchange Event Format:
Meetings start with refreshments and informal conversation followed by a sit-down dinner where attendees can become acquainted with others at their table. After the speaker's presentation, each table discusses a pre-set technology or entrepreneurial topic among themselves. Everyone is encouraged to share their viewpoints and, especially, share knowledge gained through their own unique experiences. Afterwards, there is a moderated "open table" discussion.