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Robin A. Ferracone

Robin A. Ferracone

Farient Advisors LLC
Chief Executive Officer
New York, NY, USA

Executive Chair, Farient Advisors LLC

Ms. Ferracone is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Farient Advisors.  Farient Advisors helps clients make performance-enhancing and defensible decisions that are in the best interests of their shareholders.  Ms. Ferracone provides executive advisory services to public and private companies, including private equity firms.

From March 2005 to March 2007, Ms. Ferracone was President of the Human Capital business of Mercer, a business which includes talent and compensation consulting, software, and data services globally.  Prior to that, Ms. Ferracone was Chairman of the U.S. West Region for Mercer’s parent company, Marsh & McLennan Companies, market leader and Worldwide Partner at Mercer, and President and Chairman of SCA Consulting, a firm she co-founded in 1985 and sold to Mercer in 2001.

With over 30 years of consulting experience, Ms. Ferracone has advised clients in the areas of business and talent strategies, executive compensation, organization, value management, and performance measurement. She is the author of the book entitled, “Fair Pay Fair Play: Aligning Executive Performance and Pay”(2010 Jossey-Bass).  In addition, Ms. Ferracone has authored numerous articles and has been quoted often in national publications.  She currently writes a weekly blog for Forbes.com and is a frequent contributor to Directorship Magazine. She has been a frequent presenter for prominent organizations, such as the Council of Institutional Investors and The Conference Board, and testified before a Congressional sub-committee in Washington, D.C. regarding the salary of the President of the United States. In 2003, Ms. Ferracone received the World at Work Distinguished Service Award.  She is a Certified Executive Compensation Professional (CECP), designated by WorldatWork.

Ms. Ferracone is currently a Trustee of the Duke University Board, a Trustee of the American Realty Capital Real Estate Fund, a member of the PayScale Board, Women Corporate Directors, NACD, The Committee of 200, and the World Presidents’ Organization.  In 2011 and 2012, Ms. Ferracone was named to the NACD Directorship 100, the prestigious list of the most influential people in corporate governance and the boardroom.  Ms. Ferracone chairs a number of HR/Compensation Committees, and led a special Task Force on Governance for one of her boards.

Ms. Ferracone received an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, where she was a Baker Scholar and a B.A. summa cum laude in Management Science and Economics from Duke University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.


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