Chris Dohrmann is a seasoned professional and subject matter expert in the Equity Compensation practice. Chris has almost 30 years of management experience in many different areas of the equity business from systems and product development to sales and client management. He has honed his competitive spirit through a lifelong love of Hockey – a fan of both collegiate and professional hockey, he believes he has learned many a life lesson from action on the ice!
Currently Chris is based in New York and works with Accurate Equity, the leading provider in share based payment accounting and administration services headquartered in Norway. As the Executive Director of Business Development for US and UK, the primary focus of his role is to help the Client Management team to identify the unique needs and requirements from both a US and European perspective, to deepen industry relations, thought leadership and ultimately bring together his global experiences to create new best practices for Accurate Equity’s clients and employees as an international service provider.
Before joining Accurate Equity, Chris was an Executive Director responsible for Client Solutions at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (formerly Citi Smith Barney), where he has spent the last 16 years. During his tenure at MSSB, Chris has worked in various roles including Product Management, where he was responsible for building out the platform to handle FAS reporting (under the 123R regulations). Chris was also responsible for the development of software to build the platforms which support the administration of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney’s approximately 500 corporate clients across 90 countries. Prior to MSSB, Chris spent 10 years at AST, where in addition to systems development; Chris was responsible for managing the Call Centre, the Shareholder Services Group and was part of the Client Management team. Prior to AST, Chris spent 5 years at an independent brokerage firm, Integrated Resources, where he was responsible for the Transfer Agent functions and Limited Partnership businesses.
Due to Chris’ magnitude of experience in his various roles across the Equity Compensation field, he has become known as a key educational and advisory figure and spoken at many key industry forums in Europe and the US. Most recently he presented at the Global Equity Organization’s (GEO) 2011 Conference in Amsterdam with PWC on ‘Unforeseen Challenges in Adopting IFRS for International Issuers’, and on multiple panel sessions at the inaugural GEO National Equity Compensation Forum. Chris has also prepared research for the basis of a number of presentations held at the 2012 GEO Annual Conference in Washington, and has further shown his keen focus on GEO through his support for the re-emergence of the New York Area Chapter in 2011 & 2012 where he contributed to panel material and participated in speaker selection processes. In addition to Chris’ work with GEO, he also supports other thought-leading industry organisations, currently serving as chair on the American Coalition of Stock Plan Administrators' (ACSPA) Challenging Practices subcommittee and in 2011 he served on the Certified Equity Professional Institute’s (CEPI) Advisory Board. Chris has always been closely involved with GEO and looks forward to having the opportunity to bring the benefit of his dedication and experience to his endeavours at GEO.