Aon Equity Services

Aon Equity Services is a division of Aon Hewitt’s Talent, Rewards and Performance Practice, which is a division of Aon plc. Aon Equity Services provides global consulting services and products to both public and private companies surrounding all aspects of equity compensation. The team maintains equity compensation expertise in many regions across the globe, including the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia. The team’s services cover a wide variety of topics, including the valuation and accounting of equity compensation under ASC Topic 718 and IFRS 2, plan design consulting, proxy advisor compliance, employee education and communication and more. Please visit our website for more information.

Aon Corporate Governance Services

Aon Corporate Governance Services is a division of Aon Equity Services, providing industry-leading consulting around executive compensation and corporate governance. Specifically the team assists with share requests, shareholder outreach, managing Say-On-Pay voting, Pay-For-Performance analysis, proxy advisor compliance and public disclosure. This team maintains experts all over the United States helping all public companies manage shareholder perspectives on their compensation plans. Please visit our website for more information.


Season 4 - Episode 2 (Q2 2020) - John Hammond hosts a special virtual episode with our special guests; Seth Bohart, Landy Tam, and Robyn Shutak, from Computershare Employee Plan Services. Though the discussion centers on the impact of Covid-19 on global plan administration, the discussion ventures into some great personal anecdotes on new age parties and other unexpected turns.

Season 4 - Episode 1 (Q1 2020) - Amanda Benincasa Arena hosts our 2nd annual episode celebrating International Women's Day with our special guests Cherie Curry and Elena Thomas. Great insights into the quest for gender parity in management levels, board levels and equity compensation.

Season 3 - Episode 2 (Q2 2019) - On this Episode of Amongst the Shrubbery, John Hammond interviews Aaron Shapiro of Carver Edison about ESPP Loan Programs. Aaron teaches John how any participant can max out their ESPP with a free loan that doesn't require any special handling from the IRS or company shareholders.

Season 3 - Episode 1 (Q1 2019) - On this special Women's Day Episode of Amongst the Shrubbery, Amanda Benincasa sits down with three powerful women, Barb Klementz, Sarika Shah, and Barb Baksa and discusses how they got to where they are now and what they see for their future, and how important embracing being a woman was to their journey.

Season 2 - Episode 4 (Q4 2018) - On this episode, Marcos Lopez, CEO of Solium, talks global administration, the great outdoors, and even takes a nap...further endearing him to host, John Hammond, who is pretty famous for taking naps during presentations.

Season 2 - Episode 3 (Q3 2018) - On a special Gameday episode, guest host Terry Adamson sits down with Lou Taormina of FW Cook, and talks about some of the qualities that make a great Executive Compensation consultant, along with a regulatory update on new tax changes occurring in incentive programs today.

Season 2 - Episode 2 (Q2 2018) - John manages to get redemption and sits down with E*TRADE leader, Scott Whatley, to learn about E*TRADE's business and marketing initiatives.

Season 2 - Episode 1 (Q1 2018) - On this episode of Amongst the Shrubbery, Jon Burg fills in as host for John Hammond who is still in animated prison. The show's guest, Danyle Anderson of GEO, discusses the Global Equity Organization's upcoming annual conference at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando Resort.

Season 1 - Episode 3 (Q4 2017) - On this episode of Amongst the Shrubbery, Dan Kapinos fills in as host for John Hammond who is trapped in his own zombie world. The show's guest, Mitan Patel of Equatex, discusses global share plans and how PeerTracker and Equatex are working together to assist with the obstacles in today's equity compensation environment. The discussion is interrupted though by a surprise appearance.

Season 1 - Episode 2 (Q3 2017) - Guest Emily Cervino, Vice President at Fidelity Stock Plan Services, discusses broad-based employee equity and ESPPs.

Season 1 - Episode 1 (Q2 2017) - Guest Terry Adamson, Global Practice Leader of Aon Equity Services, discusses building great teams and announces a surprising acquisition.


Amongst The Shrubbery
Amongst The Shrubbery is an animated talk show by Aon Equity Services, discussing the issues and challenges facing companies and people in today's world of equity compensation, with a not-so-subtle touch of humor. Each quarterly episode features a new guest from the industry discussing a topic that is important to them.

Your Host, John Hammond
John Hammond is the founder and CEO of bendystraw, now a part of Aon Equity Services, where he leads the team's communications practice, focusing on solving perceived value problems companies face with equity compensation through creative and entertaining educational content. John also leads the team's marketing initiatives, including the #1 animated show in equity compensation, Amongst The Shrubbery.

Aon Equity Services
Aon Equity Services is the compensation consulting practice of Aon Hewitt focused on all issues within equity compensation, from effective plan design to meaningful employee education. The global team of 55+ employees specializes in a variety of topics, including valuation and accounting under ASC Topic 718 and IFRS2, corporate governance consulting, pay-for-performance testing, performance tracking, tax consulting and more. To learn more, please visit our Aon Equity Services homepage or contact us.

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Whether you need help deriving educational content, want to explore more effective solutions in video education, or just want to learn more about new ways to communicate with your participants, we're here to help:

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    John Hammond
    Philadelphia, PA
    +1 (215) 255-2010

    Harrison Celone
    Chicago, IL
    +1 (312) 381-1949