John Hammond, CEP
John Hammond is the founder of Bendystraw LLC. John has been in equity compensation for 15 years and has spent 25 years total in financial services. John has served in strategy, management, sales, consulting, product, and relationship roles in his industry tenure and frequently had marketing and industry relations responsibilities. John has been on the vendor side for the entire 15 years, originally beginning with Great Lakes Strategies in 1999 and then with several vendors until forming bendystraw in 2014. Prior to stock plans, John spent 10 years in financial services focusing on financial planning and retirement plans.
John earned his CEP designation in 2000 and has served on the CEP Advisory Board since 2010, including holding the role as Chair from 2013 – 2014. John served on the CEP Curriculum Committee from 2002-2004 and 2007-2009 and also volunteered for other CEP activities over the years. John is been a long-term member of NASPP and currently serves on the board of the Philadelphia Chapter and has held roles as President of both the Philadelphia and Carolinas Chapters in the past. John is also currently a member of the NASPP Executive Advisory Committee. John is a frequent speaker at a variety of stock plan meetings and conferences on a wide range of issues surrounding equity compensation, administration and reporting requirements.
John received his B.A. from The University of Michigan.