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.
Matt Gabrielson is a Senior Consultant within Equity Methods’ financial reporting group, where he works with both public and private companies to help solve their equity compensation problems. Matt supports ongoing reporting, develops internal processes to drive efficiency and risk management, and leads new client implementations. Matt uses his SAS programming expertise to tackle complex client reporting issues including assumed awards, award modifications, international tax recharges and difficult ESPP plans. In addition, he is involved with internal training and mentoring programs, as well as thought leadership publications. Matt graduated from Northern Arizona University with an undergraduate degree in finance and a certificate in investments.