Noah T. Kaplan

Managing Director & Head of San Francisco Office

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San Francisco, CA
P: 415.659.0212

Noah Kaplan has over 18 years of experience advising compensation committees and senior management teams on all aspects of their executive pay programs.  He joined the firm in 2007, having previously been a senior consultant at Towers Perrin.

He advises clients across a diverse range of industries and at various stages of the business life cycle, covering smaller private/pre-IPOs up to mature Fortune 500 companies.  This includes work with technology, life sciences, media, gaming and hospitality, restaurant, engineering and construction, REITs, and specialty finance companies.

Areas of expertise include compensation strategy development, incentive plan design, IPO planning, equity valuation, corporate governance, severance, recruitment, CD&A disclosure, equity share plan authorizations, and non-employee director pay.

His work focuses on providing independent advice to compensation committees and working collaboratively with management to develop compensation programs that support his clients’ unique business and human capital strategies.

Relevant Experience

  • Compensation Committee Advisor
  • Short- and Long-Term Incentive Plan Design
  • IPO Planning
  • Corporate Governance
  • Leadership Transition
  • Equity Valuation
  • CD&A Drafting/Review
  • Equity Plan Proposals
  • Competitive Pay Benchmarking
  • Non-Employee Director Compensation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Severance Plan Design
  • Executive Recruitment
  • Private Company Long-Term Incentive Design
  • Shareholder Outreach
  • Stock Ownership Guidelines

Speaking Engagements and Presentations

Event | November 18, 2021

Real-Time Compensation Trends
By Noah T. Kaplan, Alec Lentz

Event | May 13, 2021
Virtual invitation-only exclusive meeting for members

Roundtable: Incentive Plan Design Post-Covid
By Noah T. Kaplan, Managing Director & Head of San Francisco Office
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Alert | October 21, 2022
Shareholder Proposals to Limit Severance Aim to Improve Governance But May Have Unintended Consequences
By Cimi Silverberg, Daniel J. Ryterband, Noah T. Kaplan
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Research Report | October 1, 2009
The 2009 Director Compensation Survey
By Noah T. Kaplan, Managing Director & Head of San Francisco Office
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Alert | February 22, 2008
2007 - The Year In Review
By Noah T. Kaplan, Managing Director & Head of San Francisco Office
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