2022-08-18 14:00 - 2022-08-18 15:00



Profile - Brett Herand Brett Herand Principal Pearl Meyer Brett Herand is a principal in the Chicago office of Pearl Meyer. Specializing in executive compensation, he works with boards and management on issues related to performance measurement and value creation, incentive plan design, and technical advisory work with respect to tax, accounting, and SEC regulatory issues. Herand works with public and private companies across many industries, including financial and diversified services, technology, and manufacturing. He has been quoted in various media outlets, including Workspan and NACD Directorship magazines, Agenda, and Bloomberg.
Profile - Joe McNeal Joe McNeal Managing Director Pearl Meyer Joe McNeal is a managing director in Pearl Meyer’s executive compensation consulting practice. McNeal advises management teams and compensation committees on a broad range of issues and has deep expertise in the high technology and life-sciences sectors. His clients range from early-stage start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. With more than 15 years of experience, McNeal specializes in developing executive pay strategies, short- and long-term incentive plan design, and broader human capital management matters. He has supported clients dealing with disclosure/regulatory issues, technical accounting issues, equity award valuation, and say-on-pay considerations. As an advisor to high-growth companies in the knowledge economy, McNeal has significant experience guiding companies to and through a public transition via IPO and SPAC transactions.
Profile - Gaurdie Banister Jr. Gaurdie Banister Jr. Chair, Russell Reynolds Associates; Director, Dow Inc; Director, Enbridge Inc. Retired Gaurdie E. Banister Jr. is the founder and CEO of Different Points of View, a private firm that provides advisory services in the areas of leadership and safety. He is the former president and CEO of Aera Energy LLC, one of California’s largest oil and gas companies. Banister was recently named the first independent chair of Russell Reynolds Associates and also serves on the boards of Dow Inc. and Enbridge. He has served on the boards of Tyson Foods (where he spent five years as lead director), Marathon Oil, and the Bristow Group. He also writes for Corporate Board Member magazine. Banister serves on the board of trustees of American University in Washington, DC; the foundation board of his alma mater, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; and the board of the Houston Fund for Social Justice and Economic Equity.