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Redesigning Compensation Plans: “The Perfect Offer” Event Timing: Our agenda is networking and breakfast from 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM. Program will start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 10:00 a.m.

When: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
8:00-10:00 AM
Where: Offices of Goodwin
The New York Times Building, 620 8th Avenue
26th Floor
New York City, NY  10018
United States
Contact: Debbie Lindner

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Redesigning Compensation Plans: “The Perfect Offer”

Does your compensation strategy drive the growth and performance you expect? Do the cross functional objectives align and support the company’s goal? Compensation plans are one of the most powerful tools a finance leader has. With a tightening talent market in one of the most competitive cities in the world, now is a great time to get creative. “Show Me the Money” and hear from a brilliant group of panelists who are navigating this today!


Join our panel of experts on Wednesday, March 6th as we discuss “Redesigning Compensation Plans: “The Perfect Offer.” The panel will discuss compensation strategies, current market conditions in NYC and creative ways to drive performance.


Learning Objectives:

* Salary and compensation packages in support of company strategy and scale

* Current market conditions for top talent and pressure on compensation

* Use of variable compensation plans to drive growth



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To register for this program, simply click on the green tickets button. All CFO Leadership Council members can attend this event for free.

Non-member senior financial executives who are CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Directors of Finance and Controllers (or the like) are welcome to attend this program for $75.

Please note that service providers or any executives who are not senior financial executives (CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Controllers, Directors of Finance, etc.) will not be admitted attendance to this event. The CFO Leadership Council reserves the right to decline any registration.

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For more information about this program or The CFO Leadership Council, please contact Debbie Lindner, Marketing Director, NYC Chapter at

Cancellation Policy

If you would like to cancel your ticket or request a refund, please email Refunds are available up to 24 hours prior to the program.

CPE Information

Instructional method: Group-Live
Recommended CPE Credits: 1.8 CPE credits in Personnel/HR
Experience Level: Basic
Prerequisites/advance preparation: None

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About Our Speakers:

Brad Bauer, Vice President, Tatum

Brad is a founding Partner of Tatum Executive Search and has over 20 years of business and consulting experience. As Vice President of Retained Search, he specializes in c-suite, executive and senior-level search engagements across a broad spectrum of functional areas. Brad's expertise encompasses the fields of private equity and investment banking, manufacturing and distribution, healthcare, the non-profit sector, professional services and technology development. 

Prior to joining Tatum, Brad was the President and founder of the Bird Dog Recruiting, Inc. companies—Bird Dog Executive Search, BDR Healthcare, and Bird Dog Recruiting; a Partner with Tabor Harrison; and a Principal and consultant for Robert Half Executive Search. 

Throughout his career, he has been involved with numerous organizations and charities, his favorite being the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children.

He has been recognized by peers, clients and candidates as a detail-oriented search professional who places a high value on integrity, communication and successful outcomes. He prides himself in gaining an in-depth understanding of both his client’s and candidate’s needs in order to cultivate successful, high quality matches. Brad is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Brad holds a Bachelor's in Economics from Saint Bonaventure University and a Master's in Resource Economics from the University of New Hampshire.



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Michael BrunoPresident and FounderNew Directions for Grads

Michael Bruno is the President and Founder, New Directions for Grads (ND4G).  ND4G is a progressive executive search and advisory services firm.  Michael is viewed as a Leadership expert.  Clients count on him to deliver game-changing results, through the caliber and culture fit of his placements while assembling world-class management teams.  He has over 30 years of business experience in human resources and operations, working closely with CEO’s and Senior Leadership teams.  Prior to ND4G, Michael was the SVP-HR for IAC (NYC).  He also held executive HR positions with GE, PepsiCo, IBM, Rodale, and Buddy Media.  His background also includes assignments in Private Equity with Sterling and Center Bridge Partners.  He also served as the Head of the Board Compensation Committee for several companies.


As a creative, innovative and strategic Chief Human Resources Officer, Michael has extensive experience in leading domestic and international companies towards achieving their strategic and financial targets.  He is viewed as a proactive, results-oriented leader who builds world-class senior leadership teams.  For many years he served as dedicated change agent who orchestrates and leads major change initiatives aimed at improving work-flow efficiency and productivity of human assets.  He is responsible for creating the foundation for long-term prosperity for companies, while breaking down complex business issues into manageable, simple solutions.  Through his leadership efforts, his companies have been named to Fortune’s Best 100 Companies to Work for and Most Admired Company listings.


Some key accomplishments include:


  • Moved Rodale from a book/magazine publisher to brand-oriented content company based on strategic plans.  Replaced business heads of books/magazines groups through hiring new Editor-In-Chiefs and Publishers responsible for building brand extensions in branded books, licensing, website services, subscription services, iPhone apps, international editions, etc.  Worked with the CEO to grow the revenue from $300M to $650M.  Recruited and hired new CEO from Disney.

  • Designed and implemented a Talent Management Strategy, including comprehensive succession plans for senior leadership and technical roles.  Identified the top 15% performers (Shooting Stars) for promotion/retention strategies, enhancing overall depth charts for IAC (Interactive Corporation). 

  • Moved the leadership model at PepsiCo-KFC from a command-control model to one of empowering the leadership through installing well-defined MBO’s and defined incentive plans to attain financial results.  Hired new regional staff who had graduated from the academies (West Point and Naval Academy).  This staff brought in a new level of business discipline and attention to detail that our restaurants required.

  • At all of my companies, managed compensation matters across the Company, including the annual merit program, bonus/commission plans, and equity across all businesses.  Compliant with corporate guidelines while providing incentives to create a high-performing work environment. Served on the Board Compensation Committee.

  • As a C-Suite executive, recruited and hired a Chief Revenue Officer; Chief Digital Officer; CRO; Chief Human Resources Officer; Chief Operating Officer, etc.  Consistently built world-class leadership teams.



Michael is on the Board of Directors for Ticket Monster (ticket broker for major events); New York Theatre Barn (nonprofit organization acting as an incubator for aspiring musicals); and TKJ Associates (executive search/coaching firm).  In addition, he was an elected official as a School Board member for the Hopewell Valley School District.


Michael has a Master’s degree in Human Resource Administration from Columbia University, New York and a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Rider University.  Michael was recruited to join GE’s Global Human Resources Program which he successfully completed.


Michael Levine, CFO, Payoneer

Michael G. Levine is the Chief Financial Officer of Payoneer Inc., a global commerce enablement platform that has helped millions of businesses around the world grow and transact with less friction, lower cost and more options.  Prior to Payoneer, Mr. Levine was President of Xact Technology LLC, a manufacturer and developer of hardware and software solutions for the Internet-of-Things (IoT) industry.  Prior to joining Xact, Mr. Levine was CFO of Health Systems Solutions, a publicly-traded software and technology company.  Previously, Mr. Levine was Executive Vice President at IDT Telecom, a global telecommunications carrier where he was in charge of Corporate Development and Finance.  Mr. Levine has also served as First Vice President at HSBC Bank (and previously Republic National Bank of New York) in charge of M&A for the Americas.  Mr. Levine also held positions at TIAA-CREF and PaineWebber.  Mr. Levine received his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

David Wynne, CFO, WINFertility

David Wynne is Chief Financial Officer of WINFertility, the pioneer of fertility benefit management. For over 20 years WIN has delivered family-building benefit solutions to employers, health plans and individual patients. Prior to joining WIN, David served as the Vice President of Finance & Strategy at Boxed where he led finance & strategy, accounting, business operations, and payroll. At Boxed, David helped increase profit margins by double digit percentage points and achieved $110 million of new equity capital raised. Before Boxed, David served as VP of Operational Finance at American Apparel where he led global FP&A and major restructuring activities through the course of two Chapter 11 bankruptcies. In addition to delivering over $70 million of operating cost savings, David played a critical role in the eventual sale of the company to Gildan. Before American Apparel, he served as Director of Sales at Pressed Juicery, a national cold pressed juice manufacturer and retailer. David led and developed 200 team members across retail operations, technology, product, ecommerce, corporate sales, marketing, analytics and customer service.

David spent almost a decade in management consulting (Mars & Co.) and private equity (The Riverside Company) advising, investing in, and supporting companies across a diverse range of industries. Early in his career, he consulted with Navistar (NAV) and holds four patents for products he helped design for the company.

David earned an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a Master’s degree in Product Development and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering both from Carnegie Mellon University.

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