Ross is a founding Partner and Senior Advisor with Exequity, and is located in our Libertyville, Illinois office. Prior to co-founding Exequity in 2006, Ross was a Principal and a leader in a large, global consulting firm’s Executive Compensation Practice and Corporate Restructuring and Change group. Ross has consulted in the executive compensation and corporate restructuring arenas for over 25 years, and before that specialized in tax and securities law for a major accounting firm and a law firm.
Ross consults on all aspects of executive compensation, including incentive design, establishing appropriate market benchmarks and pay levels for all forms of pay, and all technical issues impacting executive compensation (tax, securities law, and accounting implications). In addition, Ross provides executive compensation-related advisory services to companies undergoing restructuring events, including mergers, acquisitions, IPOs, spin-offs, and similar restructurings. Ross has worked with clients from a wide range of industries, including media and entertainment, retail, technology, energy, gaming, and professional services.
Ross is a frequent speaker, having delivered speeches to WorldatWork, the American Compensation Association, The National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP), The Conference Board, and the Edison Electric Institute. In addition, Ross has published articles in several professional publications, including Directorship magazine, the Journal of Compensation and Benefits, and People & Strategy Journal. Ross is frequently quoted on executive compensation and corporate restructuring matters by such publications as CFO magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Directorship magazine, USA Today, HR Magazine, and the London Times.
Ross received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Illinois and a J.D. from the University of Illinois Law School. Ross is a member of the Illinois and Wisconsin State Bars.