Sorrell Johnson, CEP

Stock & Option Solutions, Inc.
Michael Mauro

Certent, Inc.

Tue, Feb 27, 2018 11:00 AM PST

SOS Educational Webcast: IPO Success Strategies
An IPO is one of the biggest events in equity. But there are so many areas where something could go wrong at a time of high visibility. However, with the right preparation, an IPO can be a seamless event for the company/employees and time for the equity department to demonstrate preparedness and professionalism.
Looking for tips on how to prepare? Join SOS’s Sorrell Johnson and Certent’s Michael Mauro to hear them discuss the strategies employed in successful IPOs and how you can use them to make your IPO a smashing success!

(One hour of Certified Equity Professional continuing education credit is available for attending. See the CEPI website for more information on CEP continuing education requirements.)

So Quotable:"Preparing for a successful IPO starts at least a year before the company starts trading publicly. Waiting until a couple of months prior to the IPO date will put you behind the curve. Make sure you aren’t caught out at this time when all eyes are on the equity department!" - Sorrell Johnson, CEP, Stock & Option Solutions, Inc.

Speaker Bios:

Sorrell Johnson, CEP, Stock & Option Solutions, Inc.
Sorrell began working in equity compensation in 1997 and has held equity management positions at NetApp, Redback Networks and Ariba, an SAP company. She currently works for Stock & Option Solutions as a Senior Equity Compensation Consultant. Sorrell speaks at various events including industry webinars, the NASPP national conference, GEO and NASPP University. Her areas of expertise include employee stock purchase plans, spin transactions, mergers and acquisitions and she also has experience in global equity compliance in over 50 countries. Sorrell received her Certified Equity Professional designation in 2003 and she is member of the professional services group at SOS.

Michael Mauro, Certent, Inc.
Michael Mauro is a consultant in the Professional Services Group at Certent.  Michael brings over 15 years of equity compensation experience to his role, with extensive experience in corporate actions, process and procedure review, training, and all things financial reporting. Although he is based in Florida, Michael travels to wherever our clients need him, and enjoys working onsite to help each client streamline their processes.  Michael is also a paramedic, and spends his free time fly fishing and hiking.

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