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Nov 17, 2009
TechAmerica - Employee Compensation - What Companies are Planning for in 2010
Oregon Zoo

The economic downturn has caused companies to deploy cost-saving strategies such as pay freezes, pay decreases, layoffs, forced vacations and reduced benefits amongst other initiatives. As companies recover from this downturn, many HR professionals are determining how best to address compensation needs given that introducing costs back into the business will be slower than expected while ensuring employee retention and engagement.

Please join us at this networking event to: - Learn what high-tech employers in Portland have implemented regarding austerity measures, and are planning to do with merit awards and compensation next year - Discuss how employers can effectively modify the total rewards package to help the company to survive during the economic downturn - Gain awareness of legal and compliance issues employers may face in modifying compensation plans - Obtain tips and guidelines on constructing a proposal to your company about compensation and incentive plans in the coming year

Panelists: - Bill Erdle, President, William J. Erdle Compensation Consulting, LLC - Bryan Fix, Head of Human Resources, SolarWorld USA - Kirsten Solomon, Director of Compensation and Benefits, FLIR Systems

Moderator: Paul M. Ostroff, Shareholder, Lane Powell PC

Nov 11, 2010
HR Forum: Compensation Today – Anything but Business as Usual
Heathman Hotel

The financial crisis left technology companies experiencing salary freezes, layoffs, shifts in equity compensation, mandatory time-off along with additional cost-cutting measures. Recent economic indicators point to recovery, so where do we go from here? What are the new trends in compensation and what is your company offering to stay competitive in the US and Globally?

Join your peers and special guest, Linda Amuso, President of Radford, as she will share compensation market intelligence and moderate a discussion that will include:

  • Trends in compensation including incentive and equity compensation
  • Effectively engaging your comp committee and board
  • Impact of new regulations on CEO & executive compensation
  • Pressure of wage deflation

Special Guest: - Linda E. Amuso, President, Radford Linda is a highly recognized thought-leader and an expert in the field of executive and employee compensation design for the technology and life sciences industries. For 20 years, Linda has worked directly with senior management and Board of Directors on developing and implementing executive and equity compensation strategies, effectively linking performance management strategies to salary systems, and designing annual/long-term incentive plans.

Please pass this invitation on to your compensation and benefit team members.

Event Details: When: Thursday, November 11, 2010 Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (5:30 – 6:15 Networking, 6:15 – 8:30 p.m. presentation, dinner and Q&A) Where: The Heathman Hotel, 1001 SW Broadway at Salmon, Portland, OR 97205 Cost: $95 TechAmerica members, $125 nonmember Technology Company

To Register: TechAmerica Oregon (503) 624-4871

Nov 15, 2011
BOD Education Panel Discussion: Executive Compensation Trends
Embassy Suites Portland--Downtown

Because Good Governance Matters November 15, 2011 Join Us!

What should Boards know about executive compensation trends in the current environment? Join us at our next Board of Directors Education event where we will discuss the following topics:

  • Say on Pay – Key findings from year one
  • Board Member and other Executive considerations when reviewing a compensation package
  • Trends in share-based compensation
  • Building a compensation package from the ground up

Panelists: - Jack Busch, General Partner, Busch International - Tony Jeffries, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati - David Knopping, Vice President, Radford - David Nierenberg, Founder, D3 Family Funds

Moderator: Carey Wendle, Audit Partner, KPMG LLP

Who is Eligible to Attend? - Directors, CEOs, in-house counsel, corporate secretaries, Vice President and Director level HR Professionals, and CFOs of both publicly traded and privately-held companies.

  • Corporate Board members and executives (as listed above) from both TechAmerica and nonmember companies are invited.

Event Details: When: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Time: 7:30 – 10:00 AM Where: Embassy Suites – Downtown, 319 SW Pine St., Portland, OR 97204 Fee: $100 Members, $150 Nonmembers To Register: TechAmerica Oregon, (503) 624-5715

Series Founding Sponsors:
KPMG LLP and Stoel Rives LLP

Event Sponsor: Moss Adams LLP

HR & Finance Forum: A Discussion on Compensation with Radford
Embassy Suites Portland--Downtown

Over the last few years employees have had to accept some unpopular alterations to their pay and total compensation. The continued unstable economy leaves many to wonder how much more will change. What updates should you consider making to your compensation programs in order to remain competitive?

Please join your finance and human resource peers on Thursday, November 15th for a dinner forum. Special guest David Knopping, Vice President, Radford will share compensation market intelligence and moderate a discussion that will include

  • IPO—compensation considerations
  • Market trends for the West Coast including merit budgets, hiring (move to position of strength for candidates) & turnover
  • Differences between Portland and Silicon Valley markets

Guest Speaker: - David Knopping, Vice President, Radford David has 10 years of compensation consulting experience on a variety of issues. Areas of focus include executive and broad-based compensation strategies, employment contract development, Board of Director pay, and short- and long-term incentive plan design.

Event Details: When: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM Where: Embassy Suites – Downtown, 319 SW Pine St., Portland, OR 97204
Fees: $95 Members, $120 Nonmembers To Register: TechAmerica Oregon, 503-624-5715

Thank you AKT LLP and Ball Janik for sponsoring!

Apr 25, 2012
OEN Webinar: Tax Issues Around Compensation
Online (Portland)

Many small (and even large) businesses struggle with structuring the compensation of key employees. This webinar will focus on the some of the common ways to compensate key employees and the tax and other legal issues that are often implicated by such arrangements. Topics will include equity and quasi-equity arrangements, deferred compensation and how to comply with or be exempt from the grasp of Internal Revenue Code Section 409A, and common missteps in structuring key employee compensation.

Speaker: Ryan Nisle Ryan R. Nisle, a partner in the business department, joined Miller Nash in 2001. Ryan focuses his practice primarily on tax and business law, with an emphasis on partnership and corporate tax, state and local taxation, international taxation, executive compensation, and tax incentives related to energy and affordable housing.

Dec 18, 2013
Executive Compensation Trends: TAO HR & Finance Forum Event
Multnomah Athletic Club (MAC)

The landscape for compensation and corporate governance has been changing at a dramatic pace of the past several years, driven by a combination of greater public attention to governance practices over compensation combined with significant new regulations and increased calls for accountability from both boards management alike. Our panel will discuss some of the key trends that are critical for public companies as they navigate this rapidly changing landscape, and for private companies contemplating an IPO in their future.

Topics will include: Impact of recent "say on pay” results and how it is shaping decisions for public companies as well as those companies looking to go public Best practices in executive cash compensation and performance based equity design that will enable corporations to align compensation to business results and shareholder interests ISS and Glass Lewis major policy updates covering realizable pay and peer group selection methodology SEC policy and governance news including the implementation of Dodd-Frank, CEO to worker pay ratios and pay for performance disclosures An update on what is required to include in your proxy CD&A

Panelists: Tracy Bean, Partner, Mercer David Knopping, Partner, Radford Brit Wittman, CCP, CECP, Director of Executive Compensation, Intel Corporation Moderator: Aliza Scott, Vice President of Human Resources & Organizational Development, Tripwire, Inc.

Jan 11
Radious Rad Workday with TAO & Techworks
Sellwood area of Portland. More information on event website.

Oregon Techworks and Technology Association of Oregon have teamed up for a one-of-a-kind event to help your business thrive. At this pop-up coworking day you’ll not only have a change of scenery for your workday and opportunities to meet other like-minded entrepreneurs in the tech space, but you’ll hear practical solutions that will drive business success while empowering your workforce’s journey. Plus, you’ll get a chance to meet Techworks and TAO partners whose services can save your company time and money and streamline human capital management. At 12pm, we’ll have a conversation with industry leaders about how compensation, benefits, and learning & development contribute to your human capital management and impact your employees’ experience. Bring all your burning questions about strategically integrating: -Compensation -Benefits -Career advancement