Eric Winikoff

Managing Director

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Los Angeles, CA
P: 310.954.0231

Eric Winikoff joined FW Cook in May 2005. Since joining the firm, Eric has consulted with various organizations across a broad range of industries on executive and non-employee director compensation issues. He serves as the lead advisor to the Compensation Committees of mostly mid-cap clients and works in a co-consultant role on many of the firm’s largest and most complex engagements.

During his tenure at FW Cook, Eric has worked with both publicly-traded and privately-held companies as well as pre-IPO companies. Eric is a frequent speaker and writer on various executive and director compensation topics and attends more than 50 compensation committee meetings annually.

Prior to joining FW Cook, Eric worked at Amgen, Mercer and Hewitt and thus has prior experience in both corporate and consulting environments.

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
  • Shareowner Voting Issues
  • Corporate Governance

Speaking Engagements and Presentations

Event | May 15, 2014
San Antonio, TX

Lowering Equity Expense While Maintaining Value
By Eric Winikoff, Managing Director

Event | November 15, 2013
New York City, NY

Hot Governance Topics in Executive Compensation
By Eric Winikoff, Managing Director

Event | August 1, 2013

The New Director Compensation Paradigm
By Daniel J. Ryterband, Eric Winikoff
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Event | July 30, 2009
New York, NY

Executive Compensation Trends & Developments
By Eric Winikoff, Managing Director


Research Report | November 30, 2016
2016 Director Compensation Report
By Eric A. Graves, Thomas Kohn, Eric Winikoff
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Article | August 1, 2013
The New Director Compensation Paradigm
By Daniel J. Ryterband, Eric Winikoff
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Research Report | August 20, 2010
Evolution of Change-in-Control Practices: 2007 vs. 2010
By Stephan D. Bosshard, Eric Winikoff, Jeffrey M. Kanter
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Research Report | September 30, 2009
Changes in Change-in-Control Practices
By Louis C. Taormina, Eric Winikoff, Stephan D. Bosshard
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