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Compensation Advisory Services

Take a strategic approach to investing in people

Sequoia is the partner of choice for companies looking to influence business outcomes with a compensation strategy that controls costs and maximizes retention. Our expert advisors partner with your team to deliver a program that reflects the value you place in your people while ensuring your business thrives in any economic climate.

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IPO Planning

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Guidance + Service + Technology

We apply the same key ingredients to every client engagement. Powered by the Sequoia People Platform, our expert advisors and service team set the standard for what people-driven companies should expect from their total people investment partner.

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Designed to help you win with people 

When it comes to compensation, Sequoia leverages our platform to deliver the expertise and execution you need to activate a total people investment strategy that serves your people and your business well.

Forming an equitable pay philosophy that delivers on your people promise

Our compensation advisors have seen the market in times of boom and bust and will help you execute a strategy that contains costs while maximizing retention. We use predictive modeling, real-time benchmarking insights, and your own program data to help you articulate your approach:

  • The purpose of your compensation program
  • Where you stand competitively in the bid for talent
  • How to target your pay and equity relative to the market

Using executive comp to strategically reward high-profile stakeholders

Our team has extensive experience advising both management and compensation committees on a wide variety of executive compensation and severance matters:

  • Overall program competitiveness and affordability
  • Founder refresh awards
  • Performance equity award design

Guiding an equity program that’s affordable and sustainable

We’ll be your partner in roadmapping your company approach to equity and help you:

  • Develop equity guidelines for employees and new hires
  • Request new share pool approvals from the board
  • Define how to split shares for different roles

Getting smart about IPO planning

Should your private company become a publicly-owned and operated entity, we’ll provide the guidance and support to:

  • Address governance requirements
  • Set up public company equity grant guidelines
  • Establish a new equity incentive plan and ESPP
  • Define the board structure and compensation

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Complete compensation management for people-driven companies

With the power to see, measure, and understand the impact of your program, and the ability to course correct at a micro level or at scale, you can align your comp strategy with your evolving business goals, people needs, and economic situation.

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