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

  • April 19, 2017 | New York, NY
  • Equilar - Compensation Committee Forum
  • A Balanced Approach to Pay for Performance
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  • November 17, 2016 | New York, NY
  • New York Compensation Association
  • Pay Versus Performance: SEC Proposed Disclosure Rules
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  • February 18, 2015 | Webinar/Webcast
  • Connecticut NASPP Chapter - Panel
  • Post Vest Holding Periods
  • Louis C. Taormina, Principal


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