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What We Do
Since 1993, Brian Foley & Company has been providing frank advice at a fair price on executive compensation and related corporate governance matters to major public and private companies' boards of directors, compensation and other board committees, senior managements, individual senior executives, potential acquirers and major investors. Our areas of specialty include: Executive compensation issues involved in M&A, IPO, spin-off, ramp-up, down-sizing, turnaround and other restructuring/transactional situations Governance, process and disclosure issues involved in compensation committee supervision and review of executive cash and equity compensation programs and other executive compensation/benefit arrangements Structure and negotiation of CEO and other senior executive employment and termination arrangements Design, implementation and review/redesign of annual and long-term incentive compensation programs
Who We Are
Brian T. Foley
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.
Director of Research & Senior Consultant
As Director of Research, Mark has been in charge of the firm’s data collection, extraction and analysis efforts, performing and monitoring a wide range of comparative and other data analyses. He also co-directs the firm’s media relations, client relations and marketing efforts. In the last 10 years, Mark has worked on a wide range of significant client engagements involving executive compensation matters at numerous large public and privately held companies in a wide variety of industries. These efforts have supported the firm in its Board of Director and Compensation Committee consulting assignments as well as the wide range of other projects and initiatives the firm is involved in, including, e.g., the negotiation of CEO and other executive officer new hire, stay-put or exit arrangements. Those efforts have also provided litigation support for the firm’s expert witness activities, research for special investigation and other special situation matters, background for the firm’s speaking engagements at numerous executive compensation and corporate governance conferences and seminars, as well as analysis in support of the firm’s commentary in national print, broadcast, cable news, radio and online news media. Mark has also spearheaded the firm’s ongoing general research projects and developed monitoring efforts relating to legislative, regulatory and market practice trends and events. Prior to joining Brian Foley & Company in 2002, Mark held a variety of senior issues-management as well as marketing and communications positions, including more than 9 years at Burson-Marsteller (Young & Rubicam) where he worked on a variety of significant issues-management projects, many of which dealt with highly sensitive matters including crisis management, corporate reputation, reorganizations, investor relations and policy advocacy. Prior to joining Burson-Marsteller, Mark worked for more than 10 years as a senior sales productivity consultant (focusing on sales productivity and sales incentive issues), and as a regional and national sales manager in the publishing and manufacturing industries. Mark is also Brian's brother.
Where We Appear
Brian’s views on executive compensation have been frequently cited by major news outlets, including: ABC News BBC News Bloomberg CBS News CNBC CNN The Financial Times Fox News The International Herald Tribune The Los Angeles Times NBC News The New York Times NPR PBS NewsHour The Times (London) The Wall Street Journal The Washington Post
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