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2018 Year-end Summary to clients, partners and friends

Strategic Incentives - Leadership, Ownership, Stewardship
Leadership - How Do We Scale
  • Long Term Incentive Plans
  • Synthetic Equity
  • Change in Control Bonus Plans
  • Nonqualified Deferred Comp

  • Qualified/401(k) Plans

Ownership - How to Be Resilient
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Entity/Ownership Structure
  • Profits Interest
  • Restricted Stock & Options
  • Sales to Insiders/ESOP
Stewardship - How to Harvest
  • Succession Planning
  • Retirement Planning
  • Estate/Charitable Strategies

  • Risk Management

  • Investment Planning

We Are Proud to Share Two of our High-Impact Assignments for 2018

M&A Growth Platform

A founder of a $200M IT services firm sought a talent- magnet incentive program to facilitate aggressive growth on the pathway to a high-value exit.

  • We presented a dynamic value-sharing scenario model building confidence in the business expansion and overall growth plan.
  • We crafted leading and lagging metrics to incentivize enduring performance along with an upside sharing platform of accretive grants, vesting & payout provisions.
  • The flexible incentive structure enabled a strong balance of organic and M&A growth across legacy and new executives over a five-year period.

RESULT | Grew 5X followed by a near billion dollar exit

Holistic Succession Roadmap

Founders of a $100M GovCon sought a stand-alone incentive design. With our help, they realized the need to lay a comprehensive succession pathway to prioritize long term capital priorities.

  • Via strategic exploration, we guided the founders to zoom in on their preferred ultimate succession goal: a high value change in control.
  • We crafted a proprietary Value Band model leveraging over two dozen customized features in alignment with the well-orchestrated succession plan.
  • We also designed a business continuity trust to integrate owner estate planning, leadership succession strategy and company viability in event of founder incapacity.

RESULT | Succession roadmap leading to revitalized team focus on growth

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