Building Up Your VC Firm's Talent: Keys to Crafting Winning Compensation Packages

9/5/2008

Banking + Financial Services, Corporate, Emerging Companies + Venture Capital, Private Equity Funds, and Private Equity Investments + Buyouts

Webinar

Ken W. Muller

Ken W. Muller

Speaking Engagement

In an industry renowned for its well-compensated professionals, venture capital firms are beginning to reexamine their pay packages. With exits in short supply and deal-making slowing in many sectors, firms must balance fewer liquidity events with the need to retain and incentivize professionals through the market's downturn.

To offer unparalleled insight into how VC firms can deal with this issue, Private Equity Analyst will hold an informative 90-minute webinar. Featuring leading compensation experts as well as in-depth salary, bonus and carry data from the latest Private Equity Analyst-Holt Compensation Study, this webinar will detail how industry compensation is changing and discuss what you can do to attract and retain the best staff while still toeing the bottom line.

Sharing their insights and taking your questions will be:

  • Ken Muller, partner, Morrison & Foerster, who represents clients, including private equity funds, venture capital funds, and emerging growth companies, in all aspects of their enterprises.
  • Solveigh K. Marcks, founder and managing director, The Denali Group, an executive search firm focused on the recruitment of financial services professionals in private equity, hedge funds, and investment banks. Ms. Marcks has represented both large and mid-sized private equity firms in identifying and recruiting staff.
  • R. Michael Holt, founder of Holt Private Equity Consultants and participating partner in the Private Equity Analyst-Holt Compensation Study, who is a highly regarded compensation consultant.
  • Joseph Fletcher, partner, Morrison & Foerster, advises clients on all aspects of corporate and partnership taxation as well as advising on significant international tax issues.
  • Aaron Lapat, managing director, J. Robert Scott, who built the executive search firm’s high tech practice and leads senior level search assignments across a range of industries including software, communications, semiconductors, specialty materials and clean technology.
  • Dave Barry, editor, Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst and the session's moderator.

Topics to be discussed in-depth include:

  • How compensation and hiring is changing in the wake of the credit crunch & other factors
  • Techniques for creating attractive, but sensible, compensation packages
  • What's now industry standard in terms of salary, bonus and carry
  • How the current environment is affecting firms' ability to recruit professionals and what can be done
  • If the importance of performance in determining compensation levels should be adjusted in the current market
  • Carried interest considerations for investment professionals located abroad
  • What you can do to anticipate and minimize interference from Washington
  • Key tax regulations and corporate governance rules you need to keep in mind
  • Compensation options for board members

Register online or call 1-800-775-7654 to reserve your spot for Building Up Your VC Firm's Talent: Keys to Crafting Winning Compensation Packages on Friday, September 5. Remember, you'll save $50 when you register by September 2.

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