Michael J. Kenney


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Chicago, IL
P: 312.894.0075

Michael Kenney joined the firm in 2008. He has served public and private companies of varying sizes and industries. Michael consults directly with the compensation committees and executive management teams of his clients and the clients of managing directors and principals he supports. Experiences and responsibilities include participating in compensation committee meetings, designing and preparing analytics that support compensation decision-making processes, managing consulting teams responsible for the preparation of client deliverables, and developing ongoing relationships with client human resources teams.

Michael has spoken on the subjects of the CEO pay ratio and ISS’ governance risk model, and authored the firm’s 2011 Top 250 Report on Long-Term Incentive Grant Practices for Executives.

Michael joined FW Cook after seven years of experience managing a team of analytical and statistical consultants with Nielsen.

Relevant Experience

  • Banks
  • Food & Beverage
  • Health Care Equipment & Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Public Companies
  • Private Companies
  • Initial Public Offerings 
  • Competitive Comparisons
  • Long-Term Incentive Grant Guidelines
  • Shareholder Voting Issues
  • Say-on-Pay
  • Executive Recruitment
  • Performance Measurement

Speaking Engagements and Presentations

Event | November 19, 2020

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

Event | September 10, 2019

Pay Ratio, Proxy Disclosure and Say on Pay: Looking Back and What’s Ahead
By Michael J. Kenney, Principal
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Event | November 2, 2016
Chicago, Il

Best Practices for Executive Compensation Committee Management
By Michael J. Kenney, Principal

Event | October 8, 2015
Chicago, IL

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


Blog | September 29, 2020
ISS Publishes Policy Survey Results
By Michael J. Kenney, Principal
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Research Report | October 1, 2011
The 2011 Top 250 Report
By Michael J. Kenney, Edward D. Graskamp
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