The Effective Equity Blog will provide realtime commentary linked to effectiveequity.com (coming in 2013), an online toolkit for evaluating and designing equity compensation programs that work.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Welcome to Effective Equity: The Equity Compensation Blog
Welcome to Effective Equity Fred Whittlesey Compensation Venture Group, Inc. This
blog is dedicated to improving the processes by which equity compensation
programs and awards – stock options, restricted stock, performance awards,
stock purchase plans, employee stock ownership plans and simulated equity programs – are considered,
designed, implemented, and operated.
Effective Equity approach to compensation design has been developed by
Compensation Venture Group, Inc. and used successfully for many years with our
clients to resolve challenging equity compensation issues in the face of
volatile equity markets, ongoing regulatory change, and global changes in the
business environment. What is Effective Equity? Effective
Equity is the delivery of ownership to employees in a manner that optimizes the
interests of all stakeholders, not just shareholders or political activists.We believe that Effective Equity is central
to the success of capitalism and the free market system.
compensation design process has been dominated for several years by competing interests
of accountants and self-appointed corporate governance advisers. For many
years, we have known that the measures and standards being imposed on equity
design are inappropriate and destructive to both shareholder value and employee
As this blog and the accompanying website are launched, there is timely new evidence of the shareholder value
destruction issue and this directly supports the employee ownership premise.