Henry Ford said, “You can take my factories, burn up my buildings, but give me my people and I’ll build the business right back again.” How do you design retention plans to attract, reward and retain the top executives who are helping you grow your successful business? What are the best options that are most suited for your objectives? Join James "Jim" Erben as he explores strategies to take care of the impact players who are vital to your company. Discover what other small to mid-sized companies are doing in this space. How do you choose between phantom stock and other types of executive benefit options? How do these plans align and affect your company business continuity plan? Don’t lose one of your key right-hand people just because you didn’t know the most suitable options to reward and retain them while attracting others.
Founder and President
James “Jim” Erben is the Founder and President of Erben Associates, LLC, an advisory firm dedicated to serving the complex needs of privately held business owners, corporate executives and high net worth individuals. With more than 24 years of experience in succession, continuity and private wealth planning, Jim’s passion is for helping clients solidify their lifestyle and legacy goals. He is a nationally recognized speaker in succession planning, advanced wealth issues and best practices, and managed asset strategies for privately held business owners. Jim earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing with honors from The University of Texas at Austin, and a Master’s Degree in Financial Services at The American College in Bryn Mawr, PA. Jim is also an Accredited Estate Planner (AEP) by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils. Jim’s community involvement is extensive, including serving on the Board of Directors for the Texas Association of Business, and membership in Vistage International, Business Executives for National Security, the President’s Associates of the University of Texas at Austin, the Wine and Food Foundation of Texas, the Carry the Load foundation, and Past President of the Austin chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Jim, along with his wife, Kathy, and their son, Jess, call Austin home.