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Paul Gryglewicz

Paul Gryglewicz
Paul Gryglewicz is a Managing Partner at Global Governance Advisors. He advises Boards and senior management on Executive Compensation, HR Strategy & Governance.
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2020 Executive Compensation Amid Market Uncertainty

Posted by Paul Gryglewicz on Mar 30, 2020 9:00:00 AM

By: Paul Gryglewicz, Arden Dalik and Peter Landers

With a global pandemic upon us, the world is a very different place, at least right now. However, just like there is no need to hoard cans of tuna and cases of toilet paper, we at GGA believe that it is not advisable at this juncture, to call off your organization’s executive compensation program plans for 2020. In fact, it is times like these that corporate governance, risk management, technology and innovation and board oversight are imperative to preserving shareholder value, while also and most importantly ensuring the health and safety of our employees.

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Canadian Federal Government Announces Updates to Proposed Stock Option Taxation Rules

Posted by Paul Gryglewicz on Aug 5, 2019 9:00:00 AM

By: Paul Gryglewicz & Peter Landers

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Topics: GGA, Canadian Federal Government, Stock Option Taxation

5 Trends for Executive Compensation

Posted by Paul Gryglewicz on Dec 17, 2018 9:00:00 AM

USMCA, cannabis, energy sector, government, say on pay all have an impact

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Topics: GGA, human capital management, Executive Compensation

The Secret to Successful CEO Succession Every Board Should Know

Posted by Paul Gryglewicz on Aug 15, 2018 10:00:00 AM

“Tim Hortons is hiring -- Canada's No. 1 coffee chain is looking for a new leader after the abrupt departure of its CEO. The company announced Wednesday that Don Schroeder, 65, no longer serves as president and CEO after three years at the helm and two decades as an employee.” 1 [i]said in a 2015 press release.

The board’s number one responsibility is CEO succession planning, yet so many boards ignore the criticality of proactively discussing the senior leadership succession plan.  While industrial psychologist researchers have identified that some of the most successful CEO successors are those that have been hired from within,  most organizations do not have the depth of talent necessary to identify the new captain of the team. 

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Topics: board of directors, GGA, CEO Succession

Four Steps a Board Should Follow When Determining Executive Compensation

Posted by Paul Gryglewicz on Jul 9, 2018 8:35:26 AM

This year’s FIFA World Cup highlights the importance of using defense to create a top-notch offense. The same can be said for Boards of Directors. The board’s best offense is a good defense, and good defense starts with a great fundamental base.  That base, in the world of compensation, is the Compensation Philosophy, and that philosophy needs to mirror the business strategy of the company. 

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Topics: board of directors, GGA, Executive Compensation

How to Adopt a Dynamic Approach Towards CEO Compensation and Governance

Posted by Paul Gryglewicz on Jul 5, 2018 3:08:05 PM

CEO compensation governance is fast paced, and it can be seemingly impossible to stay ahead of the ever-changing industry trends. The industry tends to move so quickly that a seasoned executive may not even be aware that they are at risk for creating a Board that is non-compliant when creating dynamic incentive plans for the CEO and other key senior managers.

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Topics: compensation governance, risk mitigation, GGA