RoseRyan, along with the Melita Group, is presenting a free breakfast seminar, “Equity compensation: end-to-end strategies for private companies,” on October 30 in Palo Alto.

Your equity compensation plan’s design and execution affects your ability to retain employees, your readiness for exit and your market valuation, as well as other areas of the business. How do you set yourself up for success? If you don’t have an equity compensation plan for an M&A deal or IPO, now is the time to develop one.

“Equity compensation: end-to-end strategies for private companies,” will give you tips on:

  • Real-world (not pie-in-the-sky) equity comp strategies
  • Choosing the right equity comp vehicles
  • Avoiding common stock comp pitfalls
  • Preparing for—and making the most of—a liquidity event

For this seminar, we tapped some of the Bay Area’s savviest equity experts.

Alexander Cwirko-Godycki, senior manager, Radford: Alex supports Radford’s compensation consulting practice by creating new intellectual property and data-driven content. He is co-creator of Radford’s pre-IPO/venture-backed company online portal.

Kelley Wall, Technical Accounting Group, RoseRyan: Kelley leads RoseRyan’s Technical Accounting Group, advising clients on complex accounting matters and assisting with strategic business transactions such as IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and divestitures.

Ellen Sueda, senior counsel, Seyfarth Shaw LLP: Ellen works in Seyfarth Shaw’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation department, advising employers on tax, securities and employment law matters.

Carrie Kovac, director of finance, Symantec: Carrie is responsible for all company operations related to equity, including ASC 718, SOX, SEC reporting, global stock programs and the annual proxy statement.

The seminar takes place 8–10 a.m. at the Westin Palo Alto in Palo Alto. Get details and register here.