Louis C. Taormina

Managing Director


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New York, NY
P: 212.299.3717

Lou Taormina’s career as an executive compensation consultant spans almost 20 years, exclusively at FW Cook where he has risen to the level of Managing Director.  Lou works directly with corporate board of directors and senior management providing executive compensation consulting services, particularly as it relates to the design and ongoing administration of compensation programs.   

During his career at FW Cook, Lou has worked with a broad collection of clients in a variety of industries, as well as start-up organizations.  His legal background is of added value on matters relating to employment agreements, severance and change in control arrangements, SEC reporting and disclosure requirements, and equity incentive plan design and disclosure.

Lou has also authored numerous research reports and articles on compensation-related topics and is a frequent speaker at compensation forums throughout the country.  In addition, Lou serves as a Trustee of the Florida State University Foundation, whose members are committed to building successful partnerships with the university and its many generous supporters.  References are available upon request.

Relevant Experience

  • Banking
  • Building Products
  • Consumer Products
  • Industrial Machinery
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Materials
  • Media/Interactive Home Entertainment
  • Retail
  • Technology
  • Utilities
  • Total Compensation Reviews
  • Incentive Plan Design
  • Director Compensation
  • Severance Packages
  • Transaction Issues (IPO, Merger, Spin-off)
  • Shareholder Voting Issues/Outreach
  • CD&A Drafting/Review

Speaking Engagements and Presentations

Event | September 20, 2018
Tallahassee, FL

An Introduction to the World of Executive Compensation
By Louis C. Taormina, Managing Director

Event | July 17, 2018
Chicago, IL

Trends in Employee Equity Plans: What’s New, What’s Hot, What’s Next
By Louis C. Taormina, Managing Director
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Event | September 21, 2017
Tallahassee, FL

An Introduction to Executive Compensation
By Louis C. Taormina, Managing Director

Event | June 14, 2017
Chicago, IL

Utilities Industry Roundtable
By Louis C. Taormina, Managing Director
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Publications

Alert | June 24, 2015
Pay-Versus-Performance Disclosure - SEC Comment Letter
By Samantha Nussbaum, Louis C. Taormina
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Alert | May 1, 2015
SEC Proposes Pay-for-Performance Disclosure Rules
By Samantha Nussbaum, Louis C. Taormina
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Research Report | August 1, 2010
The 2010 Director Compensation Survey
By Louis C. Taormina, Managing Director
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Alert | December 18, 2009
SEC Approves Amendments to Proxy Disclosure Rules Relating to Compensation and Corporate Governance
By Louis C. Taormina, Managing Director
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