About Hugessen Consulting

We offer a broad range of Board-focused advice and support to clients across North America.

Founded in 2006 in response to a rapid growth in demand from Boards to receive truly independent advice, Hugessen has since become the dominant provider across Canada of Board-side advice on executive compensation and its governance. In expanding its presence in the US, Hugessen has developed a close working partnership with leading NYC-based executive compensation consulting firm, Steven Hall & Partners.

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150+

Board-side mandates per year
Strong relationships with the major institutional shareholders across North America, including active investors
A track record of helping our clients maintain high or improve low Say-on-Pay results (increasing year-over-year results by as much as 20-55%)

Shareholder Engagement Support Services

The power and influence of the shareholder community in boardrooms across North America has grown immensely. Institutional shareholders are increasingly seeking direct access to board members and demanding directors be accountable against a higher set of governance expectations. Hugessen supports boards and their members in understanding and engaging with this community.

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Supporting Boards of Public Companies with an Active Investor(s)

Our firm is experiencing first hand the growing influence of active investors in publicly-traded companies. Hugessen offers boards and their representatives strong analytics and unique capabilities - in situations that require sensitivity and prudent judgement.

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In recent years, institutional shareholders and the proxy advisors have become much more demanding on executive compensation and related pay and performance issues; understanding their perspective on pay and performance, particularly when a company is working to strengthen its relationships with shareholders, is essential.  For the past ten years, Hugessen has provided the SNC board with timely, well-informed advice on our executive compensation plans and the likely response from shareholders, allowing us to anticipate and proactively address their concerns, and providing us with detailed information on the shareholder community to support a constructive dialogue with our largest shareholders.

Larry Stevenson,
Chair of the Board, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc

Managing Director of Callisto Capital LP. Former CEO of PEP Boys; former CEO of Chapters Books. Other Board membership: Town Shoes Ltd, Logistik Unicorp Inc