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May 6, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Jody Thelander of J. Thelander Consulting is back with the latest insights and analysis into compensation for US biotech and life sciences private companies. Drawing on new data from the 2021 Private Company Compensation Survey, our expert panel will share trends in base pay, bonuses, total cash and founder/non-founder equity. This can’t-miss session will include practical information for founders on how to navigate legal and financial planning issues pre-exit. There will be time for Q & A about how companies are planning on compensating remote employees and plans for returning to the office. Join us for this special edition of Compensation Confidential highlighting national, regional and market-level data from the nation’s leading life science hubs, including LaunchBio’s newest market in Dallas/North Texas.


Jody Thelander, Founder and CEO, J.Thelander Consulting

Jody Thelander is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of J.Thelander Consulting. Ms. Thelander is a compensation executive with a track record of successful results and nearly two decades of professional experience. She has a keen understanding of business realities through a diversified background in compensation, sales and customer service. Her surveys and resulting reports have become a well-respected and highly desired tool for compensation decision makers in the private business sector.

Brandon Gantus, Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Brandon Gantus is a partner in the employee benefits and compensation practice at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. His practice focuses on the representation of companies in their compensation and employee benefits matters, with a particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions.Brandon advises clients on the design, drafting, and administration of equity-based compensation programs (including stock option, restricted stock, and other equity arrangements); employment, consulting, retention, severance, change in control, and deferred compensation arrangements; and the associated tax (including Section 409A), ERISA, and securities law implications.

David A. Yost, CFP, Vice President, Private Wealth Advisor, Morgan Stanley

A co-founder of The Davis/Yost Group at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, David Yost and his team serve a select clientele of affluent families and individuals, family offices and corporations. David is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ with over 30 years of experience helping entrepreneurial families develop comprehensive wealth plans based on their precise multigenerational goals. He serves on the Board of Trustee for the Catholic Foundation and is a past board member for the Dallas American Red Cross and American Heart Association.


May 6, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


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