David Yang

Managing Director

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Chicago, IL
P: 312.894.0074

David Yang began his career as a benefits consultant prior to joining the firm in 1999. Since then, he has advised numerous public and privately-held companies on all aspects of executive and board compensation. His experience covers a wide range of industries, including healthcare, financial services, retail, consumer products, transportation, and technology among others. He is a frequent speaker on executive compensation topics and a regular author of the firm’s alert letters.

Relevant Experience

  • Compensation Committee Advisor
  • Management Advisor
  • Executive Pay Reviews
  • Board of Director Pay Reviews
  • Incentive Plan Design
  • Compensation Governance Issues
  • Proxy Advisor Voting Guidelines
  • CD&A Preparation
  • Proxy Pay Tables Preparation
  • Say-on-Pay Proposals
  • Equity Plan Proposals
  • IRC Sections 280G & 4999 Analysis
  • Stock Option Exchange & Repricing

Speaking Engagements and Presentations

Event | October 11, 2022

SEC Pay versus Performance Disclosure
By David Yang, Andrew R. Lash

Event | February 2, 2022
Online or In-Person - New York, NY

A Review of Private Company Compensation Trends and Compensation During the Pandemic
By David Yang, Managing Director

Event | November 19, 2020

Compensation & Employment Update
By David Yang, Michael J. Kenney

Event | October 8, 2015
Chicago, IL

CEO Pay Ratio: Now What?
By David Yang, Michael J. Kenney


Blog | November 29, 2022
Glass Lewis Issues Updates to 2023 Policy Guidelines
By David Yang, James Lutz, Andrew Platt
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Alert | September 7, 2022
SEC Finalizes Pay Versus Performance (PVP) Disclosure Rule, Requiring Complex Calculations for 2023
By David Gordon, Kenneth H. Sparling, Dina Bernstein, Andrew R. Lash, Samantha Nussbaum, David Yang
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Article | January 10, 2022
Delivering on Diversity
By Corporate Board Member with FW Cook Thought Leadership By David Yang and Elaine Yim
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Blog | November 15, 2021
ISS’ Peer Group Submission Window Now Open
By Fiona Blumin, Rebecca Jordan, David Yang
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