Daniel J. Ryterband is President of Frederic W. Cook & Co., where he consults to organizations on all aspects of executive compensation strategy and design, including tax, accounting, and securities law implications, as well as matters of corporate governance.
Dan has 23 years of consulting experience and his clients include U.S. and overseas multinationals in a variety of industries, as well as smaller start-up organizations. Representative clients include Eastman Kodak, Sprint Nextel Corporation, Automatic Data Processing, Merck, The Travelers Companies, General Electric, Thomson Reuters, Goodyear, Clorox, OfficeMax, Macy's, MillerCoors, H&R Block, Whirlpool and Colgate-Palmolive. Dan also works with smaller companies and private equity financed companies in a variety of industries. Dan has extensive experience in working with Board Compensation Committees and generally attends or participates in over 100 Committee and/or Board meetings annually.
He is a frequent writer and speaker on emerging issues in the field. He has spoken at numerous conferences including those held by the Conference Board, the Harvard Business School, the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals, the American Society of Corporate Secretaries, the American Bar Association, Northwestern University's Kellogg School, WorldatWork, the Association of Executive Search Consultants, Financial Executives International, and other related trade and educational organizations. He is frequently quoted in publications including the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Newsweek, Fortune Magazine, CEO and CFO Magazines and industry trade publications such as Board Alert. He has also been a commentator on executive compensation issues on CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight and the BBC News, as well as Bloomberg Radio.
Dan has been a guest speaker in the graduate program at the Harvard Business School and a member of the teaching faculty at WorldatWork, in which he taught courses on executive compensation to industry professionals. Dan is a frequent presenter at the Conference Board's Directors' Institute, which provides intensive interactive educational sessions for corporate directors on executive compensation and other governance issues, as well as other Conference Board educational programs. Dan recently served as an advisor to the Conference Board's Task Force on Executive Compensation. He has also served as a special advisor to the New York Stock Exchange in shaping the shareholder approval rules applicable to equity compensation plans. He also served as a Commissioner on the National Association of Corporate Directors' Blue Ribbon Panel on the role of the Compensation Committee.
He is a graduate of Rutgers University (BS, economics and finance) and New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business (MBA, finance and management). He is also a certified employee benefit specialist.