Michael P. Chavira

Principal


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Los Angeles, CA
P: 310.277.5070

Michael Chavira has over 20 years of executive compensation consulting experience. He joined the firm’s New York Office in 2001, and has worked out of the Los Angeles Office since 2003. Prior to being employed by FW Cook, Michael was an executive compensation consultant with Pearl Meyer & Partners from 1995 to 2001.

Michael regularly advises Board Compensation Committees and executive management teams on executive and non-employee director pay in both public and private companies. His experience covers small and large companies in a variety of industries, including aerospace and defense, banking, biotechnology, consumer products (including apparel and footwear), home building, industrial machinery, oil and gas, food and restaurants, technology (including hardware and software), telecommunications, and utilities. He has also worked on various corporate transactions such as initial public offerings, spin-offs, mergers, etc.

Michael authors technical letters and other publications covering developments in executive and director compensation and has spoken on the topic of executive pay at compensation related events.

Relevant Experience

  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Banking
  • Biotechnology
  • Consumer Products
  • Home Building
  • Industrial Machinery
  • Oil and Gas
  • Food and Restaurants
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Utilities
  • Public and Private Companies
  • Transaction Issues (IPO, Merger, Spin-off)

Speaking Engagements and Presentations

Event | September 13, 2017
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Expanding Pay-for-Performance Assessment Beyond TSR: Reasons, Implications, and Best Practices
By Michael P. Chavira, Principal
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Event | May 3, 2017
Scottsdale, AZ

Equity Compensation Trends: Designing Thoughtful Long-Term Incentive Programs
By Michael P. Chavira, Principal
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Event | October 24, 2012
San Diego, CA

Executive Compensation Trends & Say On Pay Debrief
By Michael P. Chavira, Principal

Event | April 11, 2002
Boston, MA

Stock Option Grant Guideline Dilemmas - Old and New Approaches
By Beverly Aisenbrey, Michael P. Chavira

Publications

Research Report | August 17, 2010
Current Recapture Policies and the Dodd-Frank Act
By Michael P. Chavira, Principal
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Alert | May 19, 2009
Designing a "Repayment" Policy May Be Harder Than You Think: Issues that a Company Should Consider
By David Gordon, Michael P. Chavira
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Alert | December 29, 2006
Google Announces New Transferable Stock Option Program
By Michael P. Chavira, Principal
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Research Report | November 1, 2005
The 2005 Change-In-Control Survey
By Louis C. Taormina, Erin Bass-Goldberg, Michael P. Chavira, David M. Cole, Cimi Silverberg
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