Ted Simmons


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Chicago, IL
P: 312.894.0076

Ted Simmons has over ten years of experience advising public and private companies on all aspects of executive compensation strategy and design. He partners closely with his clients’ Compensation Committees and management teams to arrive at effective solutions for the organization that appropriately balance the interests of all key stakeholders. Ted’s clients encompass a wide range of industries, sizes and ownership structures. He has also worked on various corporate transactions such as initial public offerings, spin-offs, mergers, etc.

Ted is a frequent contributor to the firm’s alert letters and research publications. In 2020, he has managed the firm’s research efforts on the pandemic’s impact on executive compensation. Ted serves as an internal financial expert within the firm and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst ® (CFA) designation.

Relevant Experience

  • Total Compensation Reviews
  • Competitive Comparisons
  • Incentive Plan Design
  • Ownership Programs
  • Director Compensation 
  • Equity Incentives
  • Shareholder Plan Proposals
  • Performance Measurement
  • Corporate Governance
  • Regulatory Services
  • Severance Protections
  • Private Companies/Pre-IPO

Speaking Engagements and Presentations

Event | April 26, 2017
South Bend, IN

Trends and Special Cases in Executive Compensation
By Ted Simmons, Principal

Event | May 25, 2016
Chicago, IL

FASB Developments in Stock Compensation and Latest Market Research on Executive Severance and Change-in-Control Practices
By Thomas M. Haines, Lanaye Dworak, Ted Simmons

Event | March 21, 2012
Chicago, IL

Evaluating Compensation Practices Under ISS GRId 2.0
By David Yang, Ted Simmons


Blog | October 5, 2020
Lessons Learned from Early Filers: Insights into Incentive Compensation Decisions in the COVID-19 Environment
By Ted Simmons, Tyler Janney
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Research Report | November 6, 2019
2019 Director Compensation Report
By Andrew Platt, Ted Simmons, Robert Leasure, Tahmid Ali, Sara Salzbank
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Alert | November 8, 2016
Institutional Shareholder Services Rebrands and Releases Updated Governance “QualityScore” Model
By David Yang, Ted Simmons
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Research Report | January 1, 2015
Aggregate Share-Based Compensation Report
By Ted Simmons, Principal
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