Nathan O’Connor (Equity Methods)
Nathan O’Connor is a Managing Director at Equity Methods, a consultancy in Scottsdale, Arizona that helps hundreds of public and private companies model, value and account for equity compensation and other complex securities. As the first point of contact for prospective clients, Nathan brings over a decade of quantitative consulting experience to bear in collaborating with the Valuation, Reporting, and HR Advisory practices within Equity Methods to ensure that prospective clients’ needs are met. As a liaison between the company and the broader compensation community, he shares best practices at industry events throughout the country and through publishing technical articles. Prior to his current role, Nathan served as the national valuation practice leader at Equity Methods, where he oversaw all client delivery, operations, and R&D in support of more than 400 public and private clients, in addition to directly serving the compensation consultants and senior executives of several Fortune 50 companies. A technician at heart, Nathan is a Certified SAS Base Programmer who has taught financial management in the University of Arizona’s MBA program and internal derivatives workshops at Equity Methods. He previously served on the boards of the Las Vegas and Phoenix chapters of NASPP. He currently serves on the board of the Arizona chapter of Financial Executives International and the advisory board of the Certified Equity Professionals Institute at Santa Clara University.
Arjun Sathya (Equity Methods)
As a Manager at Equity Methods, Arjun supports clients with a wide variety of design, analytics, and ASC 718 reporting solutions for their stock-based compensation plans. His main areas of specialization include M&A and spin-out transactions, equity award modifications, employee share purchase plans (ESPPs), IFRS reporting, and international equity recharges. Arjun is known by his clients his dexterity in designing and managing complex equity compensation reporting processes, as well as superb project management in high-stakes and high-complexity engagements.
Since joining Equity Methods in 2013, Arjun has played a key role in initiating task forces for training, risk management, and process improvement initiatives. Arjun holds an MBA in finance from the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University, and earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science.