Senior Managing Director – Corporate Governance Consulting Group
Morrow Sodali Global LLC
William Ultan is a Senior Managing Director at Morrow Sodali Global, LLC and a member of the firm’s Senior Leadership Team. As manager of the Corporate Governance Consulting Group, he and his team advise clients on compensation, anti-takeover, and governance issues.
With 30 years of experience in the field, Mr. Ultan has guided companies through a wide range of governance and takeover challenges, including contentious shareholder proposals and compensation-based initiatives, proxy fights, tender offers, and other corporate control matters. He previously was a senior member of the firm’s Stock Surveillance and Proxy Solicitation departments.
Mr. Ultan’s vast experience has been gained through years of observing shareholders and proxy advisory firms, assessing compensation practices and governance policies, and analyzing voting results and solicitation strategies. He prepares many strategic assessments and counsels officers as well as directors of public companies across a diverse range of industries and market capitalizations. In many instances, he is retained to work throughout the year assisting companies with ongoing shareholder outreach programs and governance management efforts.
Mr. Ultan is a frequent speaker at law firms and industry group meetings, including the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, National Investor Relations Institute, Northwestern University School of Law’s Corporate Counsel Institute, The John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware, The Conference Board, Corporate Board Member, and The Millstein Center for Corporate Governance.