Theodore Simmons


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Chicago, IL
P: 312.894.0076

Ted Simmons has over five years of experience in executive compensation consulting. His consulting experience encompasses public and private companies including a wide variety of sizes and industries. Representative projects include designing annual and long-term incentive plans, developing new hire, retention and other special compensation arrangements, implementing change-in-control severance protections, and evaluating non-employee director compensation.

Ted is a frequent contributor and author to the firm’s client alert letters and research reports, including authoring the firm’s 2015 Aggregate Share-Based Compensation Report. He also 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 Theodore 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, Theodore Simmons

Event | March 21, 2012
Chicago, IL

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


Alert | November 8, 2016
Institutional Shareholder Services Rebrands and Releases Updated Governance “QualityScore” Model
By David Yang, Theodore Simmons
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Research Report | January 1, 2015
Aggregate Share-Based Compensation Report
By Theodore Simmons, Principal
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Alert | November 3, 2014
Institutional Shareholder Services Releases Governance QuickScore 3.0 Updates
By David Yang, Theodore Simmons
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Alert | August 18, 2014
ISS Announces Equity Plan Data Verification Portal for Issuer Review
By Theodore Simmons, David Yang
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