Eric Henken

Managing Director

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Atlanta, GA
P: 404.439.1012

Eric Henken has over ten years of executive compensation consulting experience and works with companies from a diverse mix of industries, company sizes, and life-cycle stages. He has experience partnering directly with compensation committees in the development of executive compensation programs that align the interests of executives and stakeholders.

He has recently worked with over 30 organizations on the calculation and communication of their CEO pay ratio disclosures. He is a featured speaker at national industry conference events.

Prior to joining FW Cook in 2018, he served as a director in Willis Towers Watson’s Executive Compensation practice.

Relevant Experience

  • Competitive Pay Benchmarking
  • Compensation Philosophy Development
  • Annual & Long-Term Incentive Plan Design
  • Executive Compensation Planning in Advance of an IPO
  • Review of Compensation Trends & Regulatory Issues
  • Merger & Acquisition Compensation Integration
  • Outside Director Remuneration Review
  • Pay-for-Performance Analysis
  • Employment Contracts and Severance Termination Provisions

Speaking Engagements and Presentations

Event | November 9, 2022

Key Trends in 2023 Incentive Plan Design: The Evolution of ESG and the Balancing of Performance Alignment With Retention
By Eric Henken, Managing Director

Event | May 23, 2022
Atlanta, GA

LTI Design Trends in Today’s New Equity Compensation Landscape
By Eric Henken, Managing Director

Event | November 10, 2021

Incentive Plan Design and Redesign
By Eric Henken, Managing Director

Event | September 24, 2021
Live, Online

Aligning incentive plans with a Company’s ESG journey
By Eric Henken, Managing Director


Article | April 10, 2024
Post-Pandemic LTI Design Trends
By Corporate Board Member with FW Cook Thought Leadership By Eric Henken and Alec Lentz
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Research Report | November 11, 2021
2021 Director Compensation Report
By Jose Furman, Alex Swan, Eric Henken
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Article | September 30, 2020
Prepping for a Post-Pandemic Proxy Season
By Corporate Board Member with FW Cook Thought Leadership By G. Steven Harris and Eric Henken
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Alert | January 3, 2019
CEO Pay Ratio: Year 2 Planning
By Eric Henken, Jose Furman, Bindu M. Culas, David Gordon
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