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John Roe

ISS Corporate Solutions
Head of Advisory and Client Services
Rockville, MD, USA


John Roe is Managing Director and Head of ISS Analytics at Institutional Shareholder Services.  John is responsible for ISS’ quantitative analytics, including ISS Governance QuickScore and ISS’ quantitative pay-for-performance alignment tests.

Previously, John was Head of Advisory at ISS Corporate Solutions (ICS), where he led ICS’ team of governance and executive compensation experts focused on advising corporate boards, executives, and the advisors that support them.

John regularly speaks and writes on executive compensation and corporate governance topics, including areas such as shareholder engagement, shareholder activism, corporate disclosure, executive compensation, governance trends, and equity compensation. He has spoken at conferences hosted by the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals, the Society for Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, the Canadian Society for Corporate Secretaries, the National Association of Corporate Directors, the New York Stock Exchange, and many more.

John’s background gives him perspectives from both the institutional investor and corporate viewpoints. Prior to ICS, John was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of a registered investment advisor and asset manager. In that role, he was intimately involved in shareholder engagement and investor-side governance conversations.  John also spent years as a consultant with McKinsey & Company, working with corporations and governmental agencies struggling with strategic decisions with strong governance implications.

John also served on the White House staff in the wake of September 11 and participated in the formation of the Office of Homeland Security. He also served as a military officer. In his off time, he is a licensed pilot, plays piano, and tries desperately to keep up with his two children.

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