John Hammond is an Associate Partner with Aon Rewards Solutions in its Equity Services group. John leads the Communications Practice which focuses on employee education including its EquiTV product line. John was the founder and CEO of bendystraw llc which Aon acquired in 2017. John has been in the equity compensation since 1999, originally beginning with Great Lakes Strategies in 1999, and then with several other providers until forming bendystraw in 2014.
John has a long and active history as a GEO member including attending the 1st Annual conference in Orlando in 2000. John been a speaker at a variety of GEO events, including events on three different continents, as well as other industry meetings and conferences on a wide range of issues surrounding equity compensation, communication, administration, and reporting requirements. John earned his Certified Equity Professional (CEP) designation in 2000 and served on the CEP Advisory Board from 2010 – 2017 and chaired the board from 2013 – 2014. John became a GEO Fellow with the 2019 GEO Fellows class.
John is also known as a published stock plan poet and host of the #1 animated talk show in equity compensation, “Amongst the Shrubbery.”