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Brent Longnecker

Chairman & CEO
CAC, CBP, CCC, CCP, GRP, CECP

Brent Longnecker, Chairman and CEO of Longnecker & Associates, has over 35 years of experience in strategy governance and remuneration consulting for public, private and not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Longnecker has built one of the country’s leading, privately-held executive management consultancies, serving both domestic and international markets, with additional corporate litigation support in which he has provided expert witness testimony for over 100 compensation-related cases. For three decades, he has consulted with a wide variety of companies in multiple industries. Further, he has authored 15 books on compensation, governance, and human resource – including the release of his 15th book, The Power of Restricted Stock, 3rd Edition. Mr. Longnecker has authored and/or been featured in more than 600 articles nationwide and Consulting Magazine selected Mr. Longnecker as one of the Top 25 consultants in the U.S. For the tenth year in a row, Longnecker & Associates was named one of the 2020 Best Companies to Work for in Texas. Out of the 100 companies given this distinction, L&A took the number one spot two prior years. He has both his bachelors and masters from the University of Houston.

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SEC’s New Rule on Human Capital Disclosures

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In all businesses, the single largest asset and investment are the people. As any company leader knows, the biggest cost of doing business is most oftentimes the cost of labor; inclusive of wages, benefits, payroll, or other related taxes. This investment of organizational funds has been a rising hot button topic amongst lawmakers, politicians, and organizational employees. This general traction...

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Industry Consolidation and Its Effects on Compensation

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The corporate structure over the past 30 years has been predicated mainly around the regulations necessitated by actions taken by corporations that have ultimately resulted in negative consequences. A constant balancing act of an open-market economy vs. necessary regulation has seen corporations combat the forces of what they can and cannot do. Now, as we endure yet another macro-economic financial...

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Pre-Petition Retention Awards: Important Tools or Excuses for Excessive Compensation?

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/ BANKRUPTCY COMPENSATION The concept of excessive executive compensation is a seemingly frequent topic that garners significant reaction regardless of personal viewpoints. The essence of the topic is intended to elicit a moral response, asking us to question fairness in the context of our own situations. Everyone seeks what is fair (not to be confused with equal) believing that a...

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COVID-19 and Compensation: What to Think About

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According to a recent survey by Willis Towers Watson, in mid-February some 15% of participant companies expected material impacts from COVID-19 to persist over the next six months. As we all know, the situation has continued to evolve around the world, injecting increasing levels of uncertainty in the corporate world, sending financial markets into disarray and adding to our worries...

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L&A Original Article: Executive Compensation Across Industries

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MAJOR COMPONENTS (OR "BUCKETS") OF EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION ARE FUNDAMENTALLY SIMILAR IN PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANIES ACROSS ALL INDUSTRIES. We at L&A understand that although similar in function, there are certainly unique characteristics in every company’s respective compensation philosophy and pay programs. It is, however, worth mentioning that no matter how unique a company may be (i.e. industry), L&A has found more...

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L&A Original Article: The Discussion on Director Pay

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.. Not to be left out of the transformative world we are living in today, corporate governance norms, board compositions, and board compensation are undergoing material change. As many companies are entering the time of year where they review their director pay programs, we thought it timely to touch on this topic, review some trends taking hold and put forth some...

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Key Takeaways from TPH’s Proxy & Governance Conference

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Recently, some of the team at L&A was afforded a great opportunity to participate in TPH’s Energy Roundtable discussion with multiple constituents involved in the corporate governance landscape within the industry. TPH (Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.) is an integrated investment and merchant bank providing high quality advice and services to the energy industry and L&A was honored to participate. We...

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L&A Original Article: Process for Pay in “BK” (Bankruptcy)

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FINANCIAL RESTRUCTURINGS, WHILE NOT AN ENJOYABLE PROCESS, ARE SOMETIMES A NECESSARY STEP TO ENSURE FUTURE FINANCIAL SUCCESS. In order to achieve a successful restructuring, companies need to deploy the right compensation strategies in this volatile environment that will retain and motivate key talent to see the process through. In this article, we review the tools available to companies going through...

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L&A Original Article: Timing Long-Term Incentives

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Introduction We are now in the 8th year of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”). Among other things, the implementation of Dodd-Frank meant the majority of public issuers had to learn to navigate the waters of shareholder advisory votes on executive compensation, better known as “Say on Pay”. Every year, management teams, boards of directors, outside...

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L&A Original Article: The Full Picture with Gender Pay Equity

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Is gender pay equity gap as big of an issue in 2018 as it has been in previous years? We are all told that gender pay equity is measured on the same scale, but in reality the gap virtually disappears when analyzing the same level, company, and function. Most articles cite “The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap” graph...

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