Robert Purser is a Partner in PwC’s People & Organization practice. He assists clients with broad-based compensation matters, including executive compensation, equity based compensation plans, and benefit programs regarding accounting, reporting and tax compliance. Robert also supports clients with corporate transaction services as it relates to stock-based compensation issues and conversions. Additionally, he supports companies with the design, implementation and internal controls review of HR processes to improve process efficiency and risk mitigation. Robert started his career as an auditor with a “Big 4” accounting firm and has more than 20 years of accounting and compensation experience working with both public and private companies. Robert holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Georgia State University, and is also a Certified Public Accountant. Robert is a frequent speaker on equity based compensation topics at financial conferences and industry events, including the CFO Forum, CFO Rising, Global Equity Organization (GEO) International, National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP), National Equity Compensation Forum (NECF) and E*TRADE Directions.
Susan Lennon has over twenty five years of experience in the practice of employee benefits, counseling clients on qualified retirement plans, nonqualified plans, stock-based compensation and health and welfare plans. Susan is a leader for PwC's efforts regarding the impact of the 2017 Tax Act on compensation planning. She advises clients on structuring and administering deferred compensation plans, equity arrangements, and cash compensation arrangements, including the application of Sections 409A and 457A. Susan frequently advises asset management firms on designing compensation structures for owners and for employees. She advises partnerships on designing incentive compensation arrangements and equity ownership programs. Susan makes presentations to corporate officers and human resource departments on deferred compensation and executive compensation and fringe plan benefit design and administration. Susan represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service for a variety of issues. Prior to joining PwC, Susan served as a Senior Attorney in the Office of the Chief Counsel, IRS, Employee Benefits and Exempt Organizations Division. Susan also practiced employee benefits law where she advised taxable and tax-exempt clients on planning and compliance issues relating to qualified and nonqualified plans. Prior to attending law school, Susan was a senior accountant at Coopers & Lybrand. Susan received her Bachelor of Science in Public Accounting from Fordham University and her Juris Doctor from Duke University Law School. She is a member of the District