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2/12/18| Kansas City: Executive Compensation Trends Peer Exchange

February 12, 2018
Kansas City, MO



Reception, Networking, and Peer Exchange

A special offering for directors of public, private, and non-profit organizations


Executive Compensation Trends 


Michael J. Halloran, Senior Partner

Mercer, LLC


Program Overview

If your company is on a calendar year basis, you’re likely in the midst of finalizing approval of 2017 results and putting the final touches on 2018 plans.  The robust discussion on Executive Compensation Trends covered the following points: 

-Trends in plan design

-Legal & Regulatory landscape – anticipating the impact of the Trump administration

-Tax Reform impacts on Executive Compensation

-Proxy Advisory Focus Areas

-Institutional Investor Focus Areas

Mike Halloran, Sr. Partner - Mercer, LLC will lead the discusion.  Enjoy the opportunity in a small group setting to ask compensation questions on topics that are relevant to your board room.


Michael J. Halloran, Senior Partner – Mercer LLC

Mike Halloran is a Senior Partner specializing in executive compensation based in Dallas.  He has consulted on executive compensation and benefit issues for over 25 years, with a focus on linking executive compensation to business strategy and enhanced performance for shareholders, working with company management and board compensation committees.  Key areas of focus include:

Providing advice and direction to compensation committees on the levels, design and administration of total compensation packages for executives.

Strategizing with management teams on critical compensation issues, including the use of equity and design of total compensation programs

Designing executive incentive plans, with an emphasis on performance metrics and goal setting, and aligning pay and performance.

His clients include major publicly-traded companies (primarily in the Fortune 250), located in North America and in Europe, as well as a number of private companies.  These clients include many leading multinational companies and their subsidiaries in a wide variety of industries.

He joined Mercer in the Fall of 2001 when his prior firm, SCA Consulting, was acquired by Mercer.  At SCA, he was a Senior Partner with responsibility for the firm’s Dallas office.  Before moving to Dallas, he was the managing partner of the New York office.

Mike received a BA degree in Mathematics from Northwestern University, and an MBA degree from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, specializing in accounting and finance.  He is a frequent speaker on executive compensation, and is often quoted in leading publications on this topic.  He has also been a guest lecturer at Northwestern’s Kellogg School and SMU’s Cox School of Business. In 2014, he was named one of the Top 25 Consultants in the US by Consulting Magazine.

Location and Time


Sterneck Capital Management LLC
4510 Belleview Ave - Suite 204
Kansas City, MO 64111

5:15 p.m.: Registration and Networking Reception

5:45 p.m. - 7:15p.m.: Formal Program



Question about this Event?

Contact Heartland Chapter C/O Sharon Allison, 7033 N. Campbell, Gladstone, MO, 64118 phone: 816-210-3308 email: