Dan Kapinos
Associate Director
Aon Hewitt
United States


Dan Kapinos is an Associate Partner and the East Coast Practice Leader for Aon’s Equity Services Team that provides technical expertise around equity compensation, including plan design, valuation and accounting under ASC Topic 718 and IFRS 2, corporate governance, performance tracking and more.

Specifically, Dan provides industry-leading expertise to companies, covering an array of equity vehicles including Employee Stock Options, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and Performance Awards.  Additionally, Dan has consulted on valuations of compensatory arrangements for purposes of a change-in-control under IRC 280G, valuations and accounting for equity programs in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures under Topic 805, and equity plan designs focusing on maximizing the value delivered to employee while minimizing the associated compensation expense.  Dan also oversees the tracking and communication of performance awards via Aon’s PeerTracker application, providing cross-functional benefits to Human Resources and Financial Reporting, as well Aon’s other technology applications serving the equity compensation community.

Before joining Aon, Dan graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in statistics.  In 2009, he obtained the Certified Equity Professional (CEP) designation through Santa Clara University.  Dan speaks on a variety of equity compensation topics at industry events on both the national and international stage, with organizations like the CEP Institute, NASPP and GEO.  He has also authored a number of articles and whitepapers, focusing on a variety of equity compensation issues.  Dan has served as the President for the NASPP Philadelphia Chapter for several years and is currently a member of the Alumni Board of Directors for the Eberly College of Science at the Pennsylvania State University.  Dan is based in Philadelphia.

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