James F. Reda & Associates, LLC is an independent compensation and corporate governance consulting firm. Our principal consultants have over 50 years of combined experience in providing compensation advisory services. In 2009, James F. Reda & Associates was ranked by The Conference Board Task Force on Executive Compensation as one of the top independent executive compensation firms. Our firm was formed in 2004, and is based in New York City with a satellite office in Atlanta. We assist Boards of Directors and/or Management with executive compensation issues. We do not offer any other consulting services, nor do we have relationships with affiliated firms that offer other services. Our leadership team, Jim Reda and Kim Glass, have over thirty-five years of experience working with Board Compensation Committees and/or Management on executive compensation issues. Our extended team includes consultants with specific areas of expertise such as competitive market reviews, change-in-control 280G issues, compensation data resources, equity valuation techniques, and methods of increasing board and company effectiveness. Direct service is provided by Jim Reda, an acknowledged expert, leader and resource in the field of executive compensation. Jim is the author of the Compensation Committee Handbook, which has been in continued publication for over ten years and is in its third edition. He is a free thinker who does not hesitate to take positions that may not be aligned with current market practices provided that those positions are rooted in thorough research, discussions and experience. Many of Jim's suggestions throughout the years have become best practices. Because our firm's focus is solely within the executive compensation arena, our clients do not need to question the independence of any advice we provide. We emphasize original research and are committed to 24x7 availability, response, and support. We have experience handling difficult and unusual assignments such as non-compete valuations ( including non-compete research ), option exchanges, valuation of consulting agreements involving equity grants, and assessments of relative company performance. We also have a high degree of technical competence in 280G analysis, equity valuation, ISS Compass modeling, RiskMetrics/ISS performance vs. pay analysis, Monte Carlo simulation, and 162 ( m ) analysis.