Program Start: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration Begins 30 minutes prior.
A Board’s Compensation Committee- as a best practice – is integral to working with management to ensure the company is using all levers to maximize the company’s human capital – the company’s brand, the structure of the business, executive development, leadership and succession, the culture of the organization and yes, rewards.
We’re taking a slightly different approach to this year’s Compensation Committee breakfast. We’re assembling a panel of experienced Compensation Committee members and CHROs to look at the practicalities of helping the company drive innovation with executive talent, focusing on:
Sourcing talent – identifying what companies need
Management development – Selecting and developing leaders
Leadership – Assessing leaders and succession planning
Rewards – bringing it to the bottom line of the company and the executives
Chuck Farkas - Mr. Farkas has spent the past 38 years at Bain & Company. Mr. Farkas became an Advisory Partner effective July 1, 2015. Prior to this, Mr. Farkas was Senior Partner at Bain & Company, served as the Global Co-Head of Bain's Healthcare Practice. Prior to working at Bain, Mr. Farkas received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
He serves on the Boards of ConMed, Harvard Medical School and the John A. Hartford Foundation and is a Corporator of Partners Healthcare, as well as a Director at several private companies.
Kathleen Harris - Kathy is an accomplished senior human resources leader with more than 25 years of diverse global management experience, much of it from the telecom and technology sectors.
Kathy is currently the Chief Human Resources Officer, Sr. Vice President at Northern Bank and Trust where she is responsible for providing leadership in developing and executing human capital strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization.
Kathy was the EVP, Chief Talent and Administrative Officer at Comverse, later rebranded as Xura, from 2012 to 2017. Comverse was a leading provider of telecom business solutions that enabled communication service providers success through service innovation and smart monetization. In her role as Chief Talent and Administrative Officer, Kathy was responsible for global human resources, real estate, travel and stock administration. Prior to 2012, she worked at Sonus Networks, a leading provider of wireless and wireline voice over IP and multimedia solutions, where she was the Vice President of Human Resources and Real Estate. Previous experience includes various HR management positions at Lightbridge, a provider of technology services and software managing customer transactions and key HR management positions at Trend-Lines, Lily Transportation and Mark-Burton, Inc. Kathy received her MBA from Suffolk University.
Carol McMullen - Over the past thirteen years Carol has been elected as a Non-Executive Director to seven public, private, and non-profit Boards of Directors in wealth management, property & casualty insurance, healthcare, real estate, and executive relocation services. She currently works for Slalom Consulting and serves on the AB Funds Board. Carol currently serves as the Boston Managing Director of Leadership Development, Strategy, & Employee Engagement at Slalom Consulting, a high growth global firm focused on business and technology advisory services. Slalom has $1.5 billion in revenues, 29 offices and 6600 employees globally. Carol’s mission at Slalom Boston is to build leaders across the organization and to initiate innovation and organization transformation. In 2016 she was elected to the AB Funds Board (approximately 100AB mutual funds), advised by Alliance Bernstein L.P., a publicly traded investment and research firm with approximately $600 billion in AUM.. This represented an opportunity for Carol to leverage her considerable background in wealth management and add public company experience to her professional portfolio. Carol holds a Bachelor of Arts from Wellesley College and an M.B.A from the Harvard Business School. Among Ms. McMullen’s many honors, she has received the YWCA of Boston’s Academy of Women Achievers Award (2009) and the George L. White Award for Outstanding Leadership and Commitment to the Mission of Newton-Wellesley Hospital (2013).
Ted Buyniski - Moderator - Mr. Buyniski is a Partner in the Boston office of Radford, an Aon Hewitt company. He serves clients across the US and globally. He specializes in incentive and equity compensation and corporate governance issues for technology and life science companies. He has more than 30 years of tax, legal and human resources experience, as a tax attorney and consultant. He also serves as a director of a private software company.
Ted is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist. He received a JD from Boston University School of Law and a BSFS from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.