Eric Winikoff

Managing Director

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Los Angeles, CA
P: 310.954.0231

Eric Winikoff joined FW Cook in May 2005. Since joining the firm, Eric has consulted with various organizations across a broad range of industries on executive and non-employee director compensation issues. He serves as the lead advisor to the Compensation Committees of mostly mid-cap clients and works in a co-consultant role on many of the firm’s largest and most complex engagements.

During his tenure at FW Cook, Eric has worked with both publicly-traded and privately-held companies as well as pre-IPO companies. Eric is a frequent speaker and writer on various executive and director compensation topics and attends more than 50 compensation committee meetings annually.

Prior to joining FW Cook, Eric worked at Amgen, Mercer and Hewitt and thus has prior experience in both corporate and consulting environments.

Relevant Experience

  • Compensation Committee Advisor
  • Total Compensation Reviews
  • Strategic Incentives
  • Specific Plan Reviews
  • Competitive Comparisons
  • Ownership Programs
  • Director Compensation
  • Executive Recruitment/Retention
  • Severance Packages
  • Equity Incentives
  • Regulatory Services
  • Private Companies/Pre-IPO
  • Restructurings
  • Shareowner Voting Issues
  • Corporate Governance

Speaking Engagements and Presentations

  • May 15, 2014 | San Antonio, TX
  • E*Trade Directions Conference
  • Lowering Equity Expense While Maintaining Value
  • Eric Winikoff, Managing Director
  • November 15, 2013 | New York City, NY
  • New York Compensation Association
  • Hot Governance Topics in Executive Compensation
  • Eric Winikoff, Managing Director
  • July 30, 2009 | New York, NY
  • ORC Worldwide - HR Leaders' Network
  • Executive Compensation Trends & Developments
  • Eric Winikoff, Managing Director


  • Research Report | November 30, 2016
  • 2016 Director Compensation Report
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  • Research Report | August 20, 2010
  • Evolution of Change-in-Control Practices: 2007 vs. 2010
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  • Research Report | September 30, 2009
  • Changes in Change-in-Control Practices
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  • Alert | March 5, 2008
  • IRS REVENUE RULING 2008-13 Planning Considerations for Reducing Loss of Treatment as Performance-Based Compensation Under Section 162(m)
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