Webinar | 2020 Is Terrible; Should Incentive Compensation be Terrible Too?

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Thursday, August 27, 2020
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM CST

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Pacific)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Mountain)
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM (Eastern)

Zoom Invitation Will Be Shared the Day of the Event



Events of 2020 have seemingly blown-up the incentive plans for a lot of companies. Be encouraged to salvage some “incentive value” of your near-dead 2020 performance metrics. We will take you back to the core reasons why you have incentive plans in the first place and explore actions you can take now to support a drive behind your new strategic initiatives.





Julie Jacobs
Founder and Principal 
Ironside & Associates

Ironside & Associates specializes in Organizational Development, Human Resource Business Strategy and Talent Acquisition of Non-Family Executives.  Julie’s business experiences ranges from managing partner of a Inc 500 Staffing and Consulting firm, to leading the people department of a family held group of businesses as their Human Resources and Organizational Development leader, sitting on each companies executive teams and reporting to the COB.  Julie is a certified Marshall Goldsmith Executive Coach.  She is part of the Loyola Family Business Center facilitating their Peer Advisory Groups and Coaching Next Generation Leaders. The firm’s main focus is the development of a strong leadership team, organizational structure and succession planning   Julie holds and Bachelors of Science in Education from Iowa State University and a Masters of Human Resources and Organizational Development from Loyola University Chicago. 


Jude Rake
Founder and Principal 
JDR Growth Partners

Jude has a 35-year track record of building businesses to create economic value, from well-known consumer packaged goods companies such as Clorox, PepsiCo, and SC Johnson, to smaller family-owned and private equity-backed businesses such as Fellowes and Recycled Paper Greetings. He also serves on the board of directors of Wall Family Enterprise (Chair of Compensation Committee) and of A Safe Place, a center for the prevention of domestic violence in Lake County, Illinois. He is an active member of the Theta Chi Fraternity Alumni Board, the Advisory Council for the School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University, and the President’s Council at Purdue.  Jude holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Purdue, and he received an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.



Scott Hippen
Executive Compensation Advisor
Willis Towers Watson

Scott Hippen is an executive compensation consultant in Willis Towers Watson’s Minneapolis office, focusing on developing and implementing effective compensation programs for clients. A particular focus of Scott’s is advising privately held clients, and he is North American leader for our “Closely Held Businesses” consulting group. Scott provides executive compensation advisory services to a wide variety of public and privately held businesses. Common topics are short- and long-term incentive program design, benchmarking of pay levels, risk assessments, severance and change-of-control agreements, and board of director remuneration. The focus of his work is interpreting and presenting the findings of our analysis to clients’ senior executives and board members to ensure alignment between corporate strategies and compensation programs.