Michael R. Marino

Managing Director & Head of New York Office

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New York, NY
P: 212.299.3598

Mike Marino is a Managing Director with over 25 years of compensation consulting and corporate experience. Prior to joining FW Cook in 2009, Mike was a senior executive compensation consultant at another leading consulting firm. He began his career in the investment banking division of Merrill Lynch.

Mike works with a broad range of clients spanning most industries and across a wide spectrum of market cap and revenue, with considerable experience advising large, complex organizations. He provides advise on all aspects of executive compensation, including transformational business transactions and CEO employment negotiations. In addition, Mike works closely with private equity firms, their portfolio companies, and family-owned businesses.

Mike is a thought leader in the executive compensation field and most recently co-authored an executive compensation article in Harvard Business Review titled “Compensation Packages that Actually Drive Performance.” He has authored numerous research reports, blogs and alert letters on compensation-related topics and is a frequent speaker at compensation forums including the Conference Board, National Association of Corporate Directors, the Practicing Law Institute, Harvard Business School and Stanford University.

Mike serves on the Board of Directors of FW Cook. He is a member of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and chapter sponsor for New Jersey. Outside of work, Mike is actively involved in youth sports and serves on a women’s youth lacrosse board and is a swim official for the Lakeland Hills YMCA.

Relevant Experience

  • Comp Committee Advisor
  • Total Compensation Reviews
  • Spin-off / M&A Transactions
  • Strategic Incentives
  • Specific Plan Reviews
  • Competitive Comparisons
  • Peer Group Development
  • Director Compensation
  • Executive Recruitment/Retention
  • CIC and non-CIC Severance
  • Equity Incentives
  • Regulatory Services
  • Private Companies/Pre-IPO
  • Corporate Governance

Speaking Engagements and Presentations

Event | May 29, 2024
Summit, NJ

Compensation Committee Roundtable
By Michael R. Marino, Marco Pizzitola

Event | April 10, 2024

Consulting & Compensation Forum: Insights from Industry Leaders
By Michael R. Marino, Managing Director & Head of New York Office

Event | December 5, 2023
Florham Park, NJ

The Challenge of Managing Culture and Talent with 5 Generations in the Workplace
By Michael R. Marino, Managing Director & Head of New York Office
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Event | March 16, 2023
Summit, New Jersey

Compensation Committee Roundtable
By Michael R. Marino, Stephen Hom
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Article | March 1, 2021
Compensation Packages That Actually Drive Performance
By Michael R. Marino, Metin Aksoy, Boris Groysberg, Sarah Abbott
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Blog | May 4, 2020
Incentives in the Pandemic
By Michael R. Marino, Arthur H. Kohn, Michael Albano, Caroline F. Hayday, Howard Pianko, Ben Conley
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Blog | April 14, 2020
The Executive Pay Dilemma
By Michael R. Marino, Arthur H. Kohn, Caroline F. Hayday
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Blog | October 22, 2018
ISS Seeks Comment on Draft 2019 Policy Updates
By Joe Sorrentino, Michael R. Marino
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