Ed is a Senior Advisor with Exequity, and is located in our Libertyville, Illinois office. Prior to joining Exequity, Ed was a Principal at a large, national HR consulting firm where he led the Technical Solutions and Innovation Team, which was responsible for technical matters impacting compensation (financial accounting, securities, tax, corporate governance, and institutional shareholder issues).
Ed has extensive experience in all areas of executive and director compensation, including equity and cash incentive plans, Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. (ISS) modeling, institutional investor analysis, accounting for equity awards, tax implications of compensation awards and plans, director pay issues, corporate governance issues related to compensation, proxy disclosure of compensation matters (including pay-for-performance analyses), and corporate restructurings (mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, spin-offs, and divestitures). Ed’s clients include both public and private companies (with revenues ranging from several million dollars to multi-billions of dollars) from a variety of industries, including business services, energy, financial, hospitality, insurance, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, retail, and technology. Ed has also worked extensively with family-owned companies, majority owner-controlled companies, and controlled subsidiaries.
Ed serves on CompensationStandards.com’s Executive Compensation Task Force, maintains a blog focused on equity compensation, EdwardHauder.com, as well as another on say-on-pay developments, Say-on-Pay.com, and is a practical thought leader on compensation matters.
Ed is a frequent speaker at national, regional, local, and industry-specific conferences, seminars, and meetings, including The National Association of Stock Plan Professionals’ (NASPP) annual conferences and local chapter meetings, the Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) seminars, and various chapters of the American Bar Association. Ed also has written numerous articles on executive compensation matters for professional publications, including Workspan, the Journal of Compensation and Benefits, The Corporate Board, the Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal, and the Bureau of National Affairs’ (BNA) Executive Compensation Library. In addition, Ed is frequently quoted on executive compensation issues by publications such as Fortune, HR Magazine, and Business Finance.
Ed received a B.A. from Juniata College, a J.D., cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law, and an LL.M. (Tax), with honors, from IIT-Chicago-Kent College of Law. Ed is an attorney and an active member of the Illinois State Bar and U.S. Tax Court.