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Katie Gaynor

  • Managing Director
  • T: +1 704 972 4145
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    • 214 N. Tryon Street
    • Suite 1900
    • Charlotte, NC, 28202
    • United States
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Katie Gaynor is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ms. Gaynor is a member of the Real Estate & Infrastructure Solutions group and co-heads the firm’s Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance practice.

Ms. Gaynor has over 10 years of executive and corporate governance consulting experience. During this time, her responsibilities have included competitive assessment of executive and director pay, short-and long-term incentive plan design, drafting proxy statements and shareholder outreach materials, conducting corporate governance reviews, compensation planning for public and private companies initial public offerings and for mergers and acquisitions and developing industry-related compensation surveys.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Ms. Gaynor worked in the internal compensation department for Cox Enterprises, a $15 billion diversified communications, media and automotive services company with more than 50,000 employees worldwide. At Cox Enterprises, she worked on equity compensation plan design and administration for both public and private entities, conducted annual benchmark reviews for over 1,000 different positions, administrated the employee stock purchase plan and performed compensation services relating to the privatization of a public subsidiary, which included the conversion of outstanding stock awards into a new private company equity instrument and the payment of special transaction-related bonuses.

Ms. Gaynor has been a speaker at seminars and also contributes to articles on executive and director pay, appearing in publications such as Crain’s Chicago Business and Real Estate Forum, among others.

Ms. Gaynor holds a B.S. in Human Resources Policy and Development from Georgia State University. She is a Certified Equity Professional and Certified Compensation Professional. Ms. Gaynor is a member of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals and World at Work.

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