Louis C. Taormina


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New York, NY
P: 212.299.3717

Louis C. Taormina has worked for over 15 years directly with corporate board of directors and senior-level executives providing executive compensation consulting services. His advice and counsel to clients focuses on performance-based compensation programs which help companies attract and retain key employees, motivate and reward them for improved performance, and align their interest with shareholders.

During his career at FW Cook, Lou has worked with a broad collection of clients in a variety of industries, as well as start-up organizations. References are available upon request. Lou has also authored numerous research reports and articles on compensation-related topics and is a frequent speaker at compensation forums throughout the country. In addition, Lou serves as a Trustee of the Florida State University Foundation, whose members are committed to building successful partnerships with the university and its many generous supporters.

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
  • Shareholder Voting Issues
  • Corporate Governance

Speaking Engagements and Presentations

Event | April 19, 2017
New York, NY
Equilar - Compensation Committee Forum
A Balanced Approach to Pay for Performance
By Louis C. Taormina, Principal
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Event | November 17, 2016
New York, NY
New York Compensation Association
Pay Versus Performance: SEC Proposed Disclosure Rules
By Louis C. Taormina, Principal
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Event | July 8, 2015
The Corporate Board
The Changing World of Director Pay
By Eva Gencheva, Henry Paulin, Louis C. Taormina

Event | February 18, 2015
Connecticut NASPP Chapter - Panel
Post Vest Holding Periods
By Louis C. Taormina, Principal


Alert | June 24, 2015
Pay-Versus-Performance Disclosure - SEC Comment Letter
By Samantha Nussbaum, Louis C. Taormina
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Alert | May 1, 2015
SEC Proposes Pay-for-Performance Disclosure Rules
By Samantha Nussbaum, Louis C. Taormina
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Research Report | August 1, 2010
The 2010 Director Compensation Survey
By Louis C. Taormina, Principal
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Alert | December 18, 2009
SEC Approves Amendments to Proxy Disclosure Rules Relating to Compensation and Corporate Governance
By Louis C. Taormina, Principal
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