John Bagdonas, CEP
SVP Business Development | Global Shares
Based in Jersey City, John is a member of the North American new business development team at Global Shares. As the leading independent provider of outsourced stock plan administration services, Global Shares offers global employee equity plan and related consulting and software services to both public and private companies around the world. John’s background and experience as an industry expert continues to help feed the growth of Global Shares’ client base, currently representing companies headquartered on six continents, trading on 23 global exchanges, with participants in over 100 countries.
John is a frequent speaker and author on industry topics, and has participated on many share plan related panels and conferences, both internationally and in the US. John is a member of The Global Equity Organization (GEO) Board of Directors and serves on the Cyber Security and GEO Awards Committees of the Board. He has also previously served as Chair of the Election Committee and as CFO and Treasurer. John was the recipient of the 2012 Pioneer Award for Outstanding Contribution in Support of GEO.
John is a past member of the Advisory Board of Santa Clara University’s Certified Equity Professional Institute (CEPI) and earned his CEP credential in 1999. He is also a member of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP), the Global Equity Organization (GEO), the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) and has participated in ifs ProShare sponsored events in the UK. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and was awarded (with distinction) an M.B.A. in Finance from Adelphi University.
Jon W. Burg, CEP, FSA
Partner | Infinite Equity
Jon is a Partner and practice leader at Infinite Equity. Jon has a passion for equity compensation with over 20 years of experience guiding companies from initial idea to full execution with the ability to maximize the value of the programs offered. Jon leverages an extensive actuarial background to apply an added rigor and discipline to the design, valuation, and implementation of employee equity compensation programs. Jon previously held roles leading global equity compensation teams and recently served as the Vice Chairman of the Global Equity Organization’s (GEO) Board of Directors. Jon has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Economics from University of Washington, is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, and is a certified equity professional. He is based in San Francisco.