Understand SPACs and Equity Compensation

POSTED ON June 9, 2021 BY Bill Dillhoefer

By Barbara Baksa, NASPP The term SPAC stands for special purpose acquisition company, which is an accurate description of what the company is. A SPAC is a company that exists solely for the purpose of acquiring a private company (or part of a public company that is being spun off) and taking it public. A […]


5 Trends in Stock Ownership Guidelines

POSTED ON April 28, 2021 BY Bill Dillhoefer

By Barbara Baksa, National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP) Stock ownership guidelines for executives are now de rigueur at publicly held companies, as a result of considerable pressure from investors, proxy advisory firms, and the media. But there are many nuances in how stock ownership guidelines can be implemented. For today’s blog entry, I […]


Fidelity Study: Financial Planning Helps Employees Get More Value Out of Their Stock Awards

POSTED ON April 27, 2021 BY Bill Dillhoefer

According to newly released research from Fidelity Investments, the top four reasons employers should want their employees to include their company stock in their overall financial planning are: 1) They are twice as likely to take proactive steps to manage their stock awards, such as accepting awards, exercising options or selling shares; 2) they are twice […]


Elevator Pitch for Engaging Corporate Executives

POSTED ON February 15, 2021 BY Bill Dillhoefer

Financial advisors who work with or are targeting corporate executives need to be able to explain how they can provide value in a quick and succinct manner.  Here are some ideas that will help you to be more effective at engaging executives. Corporate executives have one key financial issue that other types of clients don’t have: equity compensation grants (i.e. employee stock […]


5 Things Firms Need to Know About Implementing Executive Services Programs

POSTED ON January 15, 2021 BY Bill Dillhoefer

For over 20 years, Net Worth Strategies has been helping financial advisory firms of all sizes to develop programs to generate business by assisting corporate executives with their company stock and options. Here are the top 5 things we’ve learned regarding successful executive services programs…. Generating revenue via executive services is a function of volume […]


Outline for Implementing Executive Services

POSTED ON December 22, 2020 BY Bill Dillhoefer

Overview: This list of tasks is designed to assist financial advisory firms to implement an Equity Compensation Assistance program using StockOpter.com. For additional information contact Bill Dillhoefer at bdillhoefer@networthstrategies.com or 541-383-3899. Tasks: 1. Establish detailed project plan (e.g. tasks, dates, responsibilities, costs) 2. Define the Executive Services Offering (questions that need to be answered): a. […]


Press Release: StockOpter Redesigned to Simplify Equity Compensation Planning

POSTED ON December 1, 2020 BY Bill Dillhoefer

Bend, OR, December 1, 2020 – StockOpter.com, the industry leading application for equity compensation valuation and risk analysis has been completely redesigned and enhanced. This new version of StockOpter is now available making it easier than ever for advisors to analyze client company stock and option holdings and provide professional guidance. Initially released in 2008, StockOpter.com […]


Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPPs) Trends

POSTED ON November 17, 2020 BY Bill Dillhoefer

Trends in ESPPs: Four Facts and a Myth By Barbara Baksa at the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP) Spoiler alert: ESPPs are both common and generous, but participation rates are disappointing. In today’s NASPP Blog entry, I discuss these and other ESPP trends from the NASPP/Deloitte Consulting 2020 Domestic Stock Plan Administration Survey. […]


Preview Video: StockOpter.com v10

POSTED ON October 27, 2020 BY Bill Dillhoefer

StockOpter.com version 10 was released on November 9, 2020. This video provides an overview and first look at a completely new version of StockOpter.com. First released in 2008, StockOpter enables financial advisors to attract high net worth corporate employees and generate fees by providing equity compensation guidance. Unlike general financial planning applications designed specifically for […]