Customizing Long-Term Incentives for Your Bank

Human Resources & Staff Training

In this webinar, explore different long-term incentives utilized in the banking industry, including real and “synthetic” equity vehicles. Learn about three case studies that demonstrate how a closely held bank, a widely held private bank, and a public bank might utilize equity-based awards. For each case study, the presenters cover strategy, types of equity used, granting methodologies, and discuss how each bank customizes long-term incentives to best fit their organization.

Who Should Attend: Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Human Resources Officer, Engagement Specialist

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the pros and cons of using real equity (stock) and “synthetic” equity (phantom stock)
  • Explore best practices in long-term incentive plan design including vesting and the use of performance-based grants
  • Discover how both public and private banks can use equity-based long-term incentives


Mike Blanchard
Blanchard Consulting Group

Mike Blanchard is the CEO of Blanchard Consulting Group. He has extensive experience in the human resources field and has conducted or supported over 500 compensation planning, market research, and organizational development projects over the past 25 years, with over 19 years specific to the banking industry. Mike has presented to various national and state banking associations including the American Bankers Association, the Bank Director Annual Compensation Conference, and the Western Bankers Association on a variety of compensation and board governance topics. With a master’s degree in advanced industrial and organizational psychology, Mike’s experience includes advising clients on assessing total compensation, incentive planning, and performance appraisals. 

Matt Brei
Blanchard Consulting Group

Matt Brei is the president of Blanchard Consulting Group.  He has been a compensation consultant since 2000 and has been exclusively focused on the banking industry since 2002. Prior to founding Blanchard Consulting Group, he worked at Blanchard Chase, Amalfi Consulting, and Clark Consulting. Matt started his career at Arthur Andersen. He serves in a lead role with his client engagements and focuses on identifying the unique compensation needs and concerns of each individual client. Matt’s areas of expertise encompass multiple disciplines within executive, director, and staff compensation. Matt frequently speaks at banking conferences on various topics and has written several published articles within banking specific publications. Matt received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in accounting and business management from Luther College in Decorah, IA.

Webinar Fees

Pricing For Price Season Pass
Bank Member $195 $0
Bank Nonmember $249 $0
Affiliate Member $195 $0
Affiliate Nonmember $249 $0

Season Pass Members receive 4 individual logins to every webinar

Additional Info

Participants will earn 1.0 CPE credit

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Refunds and Cancellations: Webinar registrations are non-refundable. If the registrant is unable to attend the designated time and date of the webinar, a playback link and any written materials will be provided within 2 business days following the conclusion of the webinar

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