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Top 10 Financial Blunders of Plan Participants

Sep 12,2019 | Stephanie Kelly, Raymond James & Associates

Stephanie Kelly of Raymond James & Associates on the worst mistakes she's seen participants make with their stock compensation.


Small Companies, Big Decisions: Compensation Design and Disclosure

Sep 10,2019 | Chelsea Mason, ClearBridge Compensation Group

Chelsea Mason of ClearBridge Compensation Group on why the reduced compensation disclosure requirements for smaller companies can still be challenging.


Making Your Equity Plan Audit-Ready

Sep 05,2019 | Scott Schwartz, Armanino LLP

Scott Schwartz of Armanino LLP explains why your stock plan audit doesn't have to be "Us vs. Them." Plus his side gig in arts and crafts.


Networking Tips for Introverts

Sep 04,2019 | Barbara Baksa

Eight tips for networking at events when networking isn't your thing. Number 1 is surprisingly effective.


Debunking DTAs: Tracking, Proving, Supporting, and Surviving the Audit

Aug 29,2019 | Susan Garvin, GoPro, Inc.

Susan Garvin of GoPro, Inc. on on proving your deferred tax assets and liabilities to your auditors.


Stock Market Basics to Optimize Your Equity Plans

Aug 27,2019 | James Kuzmich, Bank of America

James Kuzmich of Bank of America on why stock plan administrators need to understand how the stock market works.


Will Machines Take Over? 3 Ways AI Will Change Stock Admin

Aug 22,2019 | Robert Slaughter, E*TRADE Financial Corporate Services

Robert Slaughter of E*TRADE Financial Corporate Services on why stock plan professionals need to be thinking about AI. Plus, why an "unapologetic Terminator fanboy" thinks robots are getting too much attention.


10 Tips from Private Companies for Evaluating Equity in Public Companies' M&As

Aug 21,2019 | Amanda Parsons, Equity Plan Solutions, LLC

Amanda Parsons of Equity Plan Solutions, LLC highlights one mistake to avoid when acquiring other companies and how to make the process run smoother.


What Women Want: Bridging Equity Comp, Investing and the Pay Gap

Aug 20,2019 | Sara Shoaf, Charles Schwab

Sara Shoaf of Charles Schwab why now is the time to start thinking about women and equity awards and one action companies should be taking with their stock plans.

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