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Brendan Sheehan

Managing Director at Rivel Research Group

Brendan Sheehan is a business consultant, strategy analyst, business development professional and leading expert in corporate governance, executive compensation, investor engagement and compliance. He engages with boards and management, advising them in the areas of executive compensation, board structure, shareholder engagement, enterprise risk, business strategy and proxy voting issues.

As Managing Director of Corporate Governance at Rivel Research Group he provides detailed insight into the minds of institutional investors and helps companies gain a sophisticated understanding of complex local and global governance issues and how they relate to voting and investment decisions.

In his previous role at GGA Inc, he specialized in the strategic review, valuation and design of compensation and corporate governance programs that support organizational strategy and objectives, as well as shareholders’ interests.

As Senior Adviser with Caliber Corporate he helped guide companies on creating powerful and effective corporate messaging.

He was formerly Editorial Director at NACD Directorship, where he oversaw editorial content for a broad range of publications and website activities. As Executive Editor at Corporate Secretary magazine he created the highly successful Corporate Governance Awards – now in its 8th year.

In addition he created and launched the Canadian Governance Excellence Awards in conjunction with CSCS and founded the highly-regarded Governance Exchange series.

His other professional experience includes being Senior analyst with BoardEx in London and senior capital markets analyst at MCM CorporateWatch, specializing in high-yield bonds and asset-backed securities.

Specialties: Corporate governance, risk management, executive and CEO compensation, shareholder communications, proxy statements, D&O insurance, investment banking, crisis management, CSR and corporate reputation management