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Compensation Across the Pre and Post-IPO Life Cycle

December 12, 2019

Breakfast and Registration 7:30 A.M., Meeting 8:00 to 9:00 A.M.


UNFI Corporate Offices
11840 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MNĀ  55344
Twin Cities NASPP Chapter Meeting 12/12/2019

Speaker Information

James Sillery, Principal and Founder, The Sillery Group which specializes in consulting that is focused on insight and creativity, information and advice, and solutions that work.  Jim has extensive experience working with domestic and global companies in the areas of executive compensation, corporate governance, equity compensation and workforce engagement.
Jim is an Adjunct Professor at John Marshall Law School at the University of Illinois at Chicago and was awarded a lifetime achievement award by WorldatWork. 
He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Scranton and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management.
Jim has spoken at domestic and global conferences and has been published in a number of magazines and periodicals, including workspan and WorldatWork Journal.

Event Details

Date: December 12, 2019

Time: Check-In & Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Meeting 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Location: UNFI Corporate Offices, 11840 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN  55344

Program Description: As companies enter their start up phase, their planning contemplates both their business strategy and future life cycle as they seek out investor interest.  While there are many factors that go into their future success, the right compensation programs for each development stage can be a critical factor.
In this presentation, we will start with compensation programs put in place for the dynamic environment at the earliest stages of growth.  We will follow this cycle with the changes in compensation programs needed as a company anticipates an Initial public offering (IPO).  Once the IPO has been successfully executed, compensation once again changes in the years that follow, as the company transitions from an “emerging growth company” to emerge as a true publicly traded company.   Today, we also see many companies being acquired by private equity firms.  As a final phase, we will consider the new series of changes that this type of transaction triggers.
Because equity plays a major role in compensation design and effectiveness throughout the life of a company, we will also focus on the role that it plays in each stage, including:
  • What role does the ownership structure play in how equity is used in a pre-IPO company?
  • How does equity compensation change as a company prepares for and then launches its IPO?
  • What are the 10 things that a post-IPO publicly traded company should consider to maximize the effectiveness of their equity compensation programs?
  • What are the 5 things that a company should consider if it is acquired by a private equity firm?
This presentation will provide attendees with information that they can bring back to their workplace, regardless of the stage for their current company.
To Register, send an RSVP email to  This program is free of charge.

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