Dan Walter, FGE, CECP, CEP, is a Managing Consultant at FutureSense, a holistic human capital consulting firm. He has worked in the field of compensation since 1994 and was previously the Founder and CEO of Performensation. His expertise includes equity compensation, incentive pay, executive compensation, and talent management issues. Dan is an industry thought leader for all forms of equity, including stock options, restricted shares and units, stock purchase plans, and performance-based programs. In addition to his focus on plan design, he has been the architect of software solutions and administrative and technological best practices used by many companies. Dan has coauthored several books on compensation and is a popular blogger on the topic. He is also a popular speaker and does dozens of presentations every year.