CA Firm Unveils Stock Valuation Offering

March 14, 2007 ( - A San Jose, California-based firm has launched a new set of equity compensation valuation services in response to new rules requiring such compensation to be expensed.

A news release from Radford Surveys + Consulting, a unit of Aon Consulting that provides compensation surveys and consulting to the technology and life sciences industries, said its Radford Valuation Services would help companies comply with FAS 123 from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) (See  FASB Hands Down Option Expensing Proposal ).

According to the announcement, the Radford Valuation Services team offers:

  • actuarial modeling to more accurately determine the range of expected expense;
  • financial reporting to create transparency in the audit process and mitigate risk; and
  • advice to align total compensation programs with overall business goals.

“Valuing stock options and other types of equity-based compensation has become critical to a company’s bottom line with the implementation of FAS 123,” said Linda Amuso, senior vice president, Radford Surveys + Consulting, in the news release. “The combination of Radford’s equity plan design services and our new Valuation Services will provide our clients with a holistic approach to developing equity strategies factoring in market trends, competitive pressures and the economic impact to the business based on actual employee experiential data.”

For more information go to , or contact Vice President Terry Adamson, (610) 834-2280 or .