Jack Bowling quoted in Kansas City Star story on executive pay
Stinson Leonard Street partner Jack Bowling was quoted in a recent Kansas City Star story on CEO compensation and proposed changes to the way executive compensation is reported at publicly traded companies.
Bowling says that companies have made improvements to the way in which they link executive compensation to performance in light of increased pressure and scrutiny from proxy advisory firms, activist investors, mutual funds and pensions.
The public may debate the levels of pay, Bowling said, but executive compensation is not set arbitrarily and is generally the result of a well-designed and well-informed process overseen by the boards of directors at such companies.
Read the full story: "Here's what Kansas City area CEOs are making"
Bowling is the deputy chair of the firm's Corporate Finance Division and co-chair of the firm’s Capital Markets Practice Group.
He advises publicly-and privately-held companies, and private equity and venture capital funds, with respect to M&A, capital markets, investment and joint venture transactions, securities law compliance and corporate governance in the energy, health care and life sciences, real estate investment trusts, waste management, consumer products, financial services and agriculture industries.