Executive Compensation

OCG provides clients with innovative, performance-based approaches for evaluating, designing, and implementing executive compensation programs.

There are over one million business enterprises in the U.S. having annual revenues of $1,000,000 or more.  In a national population of 300 million, there is naturally considerable competition for the best executive talent, whether for the CEO and C-level officers, or for executives lower within the organization.

OCG is pleased to serve not only large, publicly-traded companies, but also small, closely-held firms. Often we serve as the compensation consultant of choice for our clients’ boards, where we help them to offer their executives the most appropriate combinations of:

  • Salary
  • Annual incentive
  • Long-term incentive

to spur the company’s long-term success.

Although stock options have witnessed considerable abuse in their usage, we believe that options, carefully deployed, still have a place in our clients’ long-term compensation plan design, as do:

  • Restricted stock
  • Stock appreciation rights
  • Phantom stock
  • Founder’s stock
  • Performance shares
  • Performance units

In addition to compensation programs, OCG provides guidance in:

  • Employment contracts, including “stay packages” in the event of a business turnaround or a bankruptcy proceeding
  • Change-of-control agreements
  • Severance agreements

Questions? Contact us, and we’ll be glad to discuss your organization’s executive compensation concerns in light of its business model.