Brian Foley has more than 30 years of experience in providing independent advice on executive compensation and related corporate governance matters to boards of directors, compensation and other board committees and senior managements of major publicly-traded and privately-owned corporations, as well as potential acquirers of, major investors in, and individual senior executives at such companies, and other interested parties.
That experience includes 9+ years as a tax attorney and executive compensation and benefits specialist with the law firm of Lord, Day & Lord in New York; 8 years as a principal and senior U.S. executive compensation and M&A/restructuring consultant – first with Handy Associates in New York and then with the New York office of The Wyatt Company (now Towers Watson); and 20 years as the head of Brian Foley & Company.
Since 1985, Brian has been an outside advisor on executive compensation matters to boards, board committees, senior managements and individual CEOs and other senior executives and investors at Fortune 500 and other large manufacturing and sevice companies across more than 30 industries.
In addition to providing advice with respect to a number of major publicly-traded corporations, Brian has also advised with respect to key employee annual, retention and equity-based incentives in privately-held companies, joint ventures, partnerships, and REITs, and in various professional, consulting and other business service firms, as well as in a variety of special contexts including special investigations, bankruptcy trustee, crisis manager and management compensation, and not-for-profit entity key employee compensation.
Brian has also provided advice as a consulting expert, and/or testified as a testifying expert, on executive compensation issues in a number of major lawsuits (in various Federal and state courts) as well as various arbitration and settlement proceedings. He has also spoken before a number of professional, business and academic groups on a wide range of strategic, design, disclosure and technical issues and corporate governance concerns relating to executive compensation.