Compensation Committee Services


We offer a variety of independent and objective services for compensation committees: Our analysis includes:

  • Review of management proposals
  • Compensation risk review
  • Education and on-board training of new members
  • Review of various compliance disclosures
  • Company specific impact analysis of new releases and regulations
  • Peer Group design, selection and modeling
  • Compensation philosophy development
  • Grant type and mix analysis
  • Employment contracts, severance agreements, change-in-control agreements, and other special plans, including retention bonus plans
  • Technical assistance with compliance and process matters
  • Guidance to accommodate plans from mergers or assimilate plans from acquisitions
  • Board of Directors’ compensation
  • Change-in-control analysis and planning
  • Assistance with the design and ultimate negotiations for recruits, including preparation of term sheets and assistance with review of employment contracts

We welcome your inquiries about Cowden Associates, Inc. and look forward to introducing you to our services and professionals.