Joe Sorrentino


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New York, NY
P: 212.299.3659

Joe Sorrentino joined the firm in 2018 and has over 20 years of executive compensation consulting experience.  His client assignments have been with both public and privately held companies in industries including: chemicals, consumer products, financial services, health care, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, real estate/REITS and utilities. His consulting engagements often focus on the development of executive compensation strategy, design of annual and long-term incentive programs, and ISS equity plan modeling, compensation and governance policies.

Joe serves as the independent advisor to Compensation Committees and works in a supporting consultant role on many of the firm’s large and more complex clients.

Joe is a frequent author and speaker on issues related to executive compensation.  He has spoken at numerous conferences including those held by the Conference Board, the Global Equity Organization, the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals, WorldatWork, and other related trade and educational organizations.

Previously, Joe was employed as an executive compensation consultant with Steven Hall & Partners and Pearl Meyer & Partners.

Relevant Experience

  • Compensation Committee Advisor
  • Corporate Governance
  • Director Compensation
  • Executive Compensation Accounting & Tax Issues
  • Executive Compensation Benchmarking
  • Executive Compensation Strategy
  • Equity Incentives
  • Incentive Plan Design
  • Performance Measurement
  • Private Companies/Pre-IPO
  • Shareholder Voting Guidelines
  • Strategic Incentives
  • Total Compensation Reviews
  • Transaction Issues (IPO, Merger, Spin-off)

Speaking Engagements and Presentations

Event | March 14, 2019

The New CEO Pay Ratio Rule: Developments and Updates in 2018
By Joe Sorrentino, Principal

Event | February 13, 2019
Video Presentation

Using Sustainability Metrics in Incentive Compensation Plans
By Joe Sorrentino, Principal
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Event | November 8, 2018
Naples, FL

Designing Incentive Compensation Plans that Attract, Motivate and Retain Employees
By Joe Sorrentino, Principal


Research Report | January 26, 2021
Retaining the C-Suite After CEO Turnover
By Marco Pizzitola, Joe Sorrentino
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Blog | December 29, 2020
ISS Publishes 2021 FAQs on Compensation Policies and Equity Plans
By Joe Sorrentino, Dana W. Etra
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Blog | October 20, 2020
ISS Publishes FAQs on the Impact of COVID-19
By David Yang, Joe Sorrentino
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Blog | April 10, 2020
ISS Publishes Policy Guidance on the Impacts of COVID-19
By Stephan D. Bosshard, Joe Sorrentino
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