Emily Cervino, CEP, FGE
Head of Industry Relationships and Thought Leadership
Fidelity Stock Plan Services
As head of Fidelity Stock Plan Services' Industry Relationships and Thought Leadership, Emily drives connections with the stock plan industry and focuses on developing data-driven insights on equity compensation plan design, usage, and effectiveness based on quantitative and qualitative research to help plan sponsors make more informed decisions about their equity plans and processes.
Emily has spearheaded work to develop deep understanding of Employee Stock Purchase Plans and the impact of design on participation, conducted analysis on the relationship between Performance Award payouts and corporate performance, and shared extensive data on employee selling behavior, participant perceptions, and participant communications and engagement.
In her former role as executive director of the Certified Equity Professional Institute (CEPI) at Santa Clara University, Emily was involved in all aspects of certification, research, and program marketing. She also managed all the equity compensation programs at National Semiconductor, and held various roles at E*TRADE/ShareData.
With over 20 years in the industry, Emily is recognized for deep knowledge of and enthusiasm for equity compensation. She is a frequent speaker and author on topics to help educate employers, advisors, and the media. Emily is a board member for the Certified Equity Professional Institute, member of the NASPP Executive Advisory Committee, recipient of the NASPP Individual Achievement Award, a Fellow of Global Equity, and a representative on GEO’s Partner Alliance Council. She is a Certified Equity Professional and holds Series 7 and 63 securities registrations.
Plan Management Corp.
Elena Thomas heads operations for Plan Management Corp.| OptionTrax. In this capacity, she works closely with both private and public company clients to ensure delivery of best practice plan administration software and services. Areas of expertise include performance award administration and financial reporting. She also currently serves as a Board Member of the Philadelphia chapter of NASPP and is a Certified Equity Professional. Elena was previously with McKinsey & Company in the Philadelphia, Paris, and Mexico City offices. Elena was a Project Manager and strategy practice member, focusing on financial technology and access to capital for micro, small and medium enterprises worldwide. Prior to pursuing her M.B.A at the University of North Carolina, Elena worked with CGI-AMS, Inc. as a Project Manager and client relationship lead for software design and development projects.