Stock & Option Solutions - Meet the Team

Stock & Option Solutions has assembled a team rich in equity compensation experience and industry expertise. Our management team has a successful track record in developing, implementing and administering stock plan solutions for some of the biggest companies in the United States. In turn, SOS has become the largest consulting firm dedicated to equity compensation in the United States. Our success would not be possible without the dedication of these professionals.  Meet the team that makes it all possible.

The Executive Team

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Barrett Scott CEO

Barrett's Bio
Barrett Scott is one of the founders of Stock & Option Solutions and has been integral in developing the services and solutions for SOS clients since its inception in 1999. Prior to founding SOS, Barrett was an independent consultant in the equity administration field for two years and a Client Group Manager at AST StockPlan for four years. His experience with a wide range of equity benefit plans has given him the insight to develop cutting edge solutions for our clients' stock administration needs. Barrett continues to provide valuable knowledge of financial, tax, and legal requirements of equity compensation programs to SOS clients and their employees on a regular basis. He has been integral in developing SOS' key relationships with industry brokers, software providers, law firms, transfer agents, Big 4 accounting companies, investment bankers, and other consulting firms. Barrett is a member of major national equity compensation organizations, holds a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Drama from the University of Washington.

Henley Hom, CEP Principal & COO

Henley's Bio
In his 15 years of internal, outsourced, consultative stock administration, Henley has managed many projects such as software development, design and management of interactive websites, stock splits, data conversions, option exchange programs, customized reporting, software implementations, spin-offs, and broker implementations. Henley speaks on a local and national level on a variety of equity compensation topics. Prior to entering the stock administration field, Henley worked as an accountant. He received his B.S. in Accounting and Finance at San Jose State University.

Dan Shickler Managing Director, Outsourcing

Dan's Bio
Bio to come.

Andrea Best Managing Director, People Solutions

Andrea's Bio
Andrea Best is the Managing Director of People Solutions at Stock & Option Solutions. Andrea has been a part of the SOS team since 2006. In her role as Managing Director, Andrea oversees the SOS consulting team that handles the interim stock administration needs of hundreds of clients across the country. Before joining SOS, Andrea worked for Kelly Services in staffing and was an Instructor of English at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. Andrea earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Lynn University, Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Miami, and Ph.D. in Comparative Studies from Florida Atlantic University. Andrea frequently speaks on industry career topics and is currently the guest blogger for the NASPP Career Center’s Career Corner.

Vanessa Harrison Human Resources Business Partner

Vanessa's Bio
Vanessa has been a member of the SOS Team since 2007.  As SOS’ Human Resources Business Partner, Vanessa taps into a knowledge of business operations and people practices to promote the company’s strategic goals, culture, mission and values.  Vanessa’s focus is developing and implementing creative programs, corporate policies and sustainable solutions to support growth while maintaining SOS’ team-focused culture.  In addition to serving in an HR capacity, on occasion Vanessa acts as project manager for the Professional Services team and co-manages the company’s year-end 6039 service offering.  What she loves the most, though, are the collaborative relationships she builds within the organization and the opportunity to serve employees helping drive the company’s success.

The Professional Resources Team

Subject Matter Experts

At Stock & Option Solutions we provide highly qualified equity compensation professionals whether you need day-to-day stock plan management, or high level subject matter expertise, we have the right people for you.  We are proud of our team for making the CEP Honor Roll, with 18 certified CEPs. Meet the team that has the expertise to provide advisory support and manage your next equity project.

Rachel (Meyers) Southorn, CEP Equity Compensation Consultant

Rachel's Bio
Rachel (Meyers) Southorn has worked in equity compensation since 2003 in a diverse and challenging range of roles. She joined Stock &Option Solutions, Inc. (SOS) as a Senior Equity Compensation Consultant in 2013 and supports clients with system conversions and reconciliations, financial reporting, modification accounting, accounting for option repricing, DTA balance verifications, and vendor searches. Rachel’s expertise spans from system knowledge to mobility challenges to taxation issues and best practices in administration and technology. Prior to joining SOS, Rachel was the Product Communications Lead for E*TRADE Financial Corporate Services, the makers of Equity Edge Online, driving the development of the equity compensation content for ETRADE’s Client Resource Center, designing functional requirements, and overseeing product rollout communications plans. In addition, Rachel previously developed and reviewed content at the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP) as Editorial Director. Prior to that, she was the senior Stock Plan Administrator at where she headed up the international taxation and administrative functions, including mobility tracking and withholding. Before joining Amazon, Rachel worked in the stock plan outsourcing group at E*TRADE where she administered plans for large and mid-sized companies. She began her career in equity compensation administering stock plans for a venture capital group in the Silicon Valley managing the full capitalization of portfolio companies in Excel. Rachel has been a frequent speaker on equity compensation topics and regulations including webcasts, NASPP conferences, GEO and NASPP meetings and the CEPI Symposium. Rachel graduated from the University of Oregon with a BA in Chinese Studies and became a Certified Equity Professional in 2005. She continues to volunteer for the Certified Equity Professional Institute (CEPI) and is currently a member of the CEPI Curriculum Committee.

Moe Zohny, CEP Equity Compensation Consultant

Moe's Bio
Bio to come.

Barbara Richley, CEP Equity Compensation Consultant

Barbara's Bio
Barbara Richley is a Senior Equity Compensation Consultant with Stock & Option Solutions (SOS). In this role, she assists SOS’s clients with various strategic projects such as software data conversions and reconciliations, vendor analysis and recommendations, testing system functionality and software training. In addition, she provides financial reporting support in the following areas: calculating (and streamlining calculations for) forfeiture rates, calculating and confirming Deferred Tax Asset (DTA) balances, accounting for ESPPs, accounting for non-employee grants (options and RSUs), recalculating and confirming software expense accruals, tax accounting, assisting with auditor questions, volatility calculations, option-pricing model inputs, and accounting for performance options. Barbara has been in the Corporate Services field since 1989 when she and a colleague started what is now the Stock Plan Services Department at Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Prior to joining SOS, Barbara was the Senior Manager for the E*TRADE Corporate Services Product Management team for almost seven years. She was either involved in or responsible for updates to the Equity Edge software and its documentation from version 6.1 through version 8. In addition, she assisted with the design and rollout of the Equity Edge Online platform. Prior to joining E*TRADE, Barbara was a Vice President of Corporate Services at Smith Barney where she held several securities licenses and managed the Corporate Services business unit for the top broker at Smith Barney. Barbara has a BS in Finance and an MBA. She has served on the Executive Committee for the Silicon Valley Chapter of NASPP; and, as a CEP, volunteers her time to the CEPI and served for several years on the Accounting Panel of the CEPI Curriculum Committee. She has given many presentations on industry trends and product development at client and industry events, including E*TRADE’s Directions Conference and User Groups, NASPP Chapter meetings, the NASPP Annual Conference and CEP webcasts.

Tim McCleskey, CEP Manager, Financial Reporting & Accounting Services

Tim's Bio
Tim has a member of the team at Stock & Option Solutions, Inc. (SOS) since 2007. He currently manages personnel resources related to the financial reporting and equity accounting needs of our clients. Over the years, he has provided clients with day-to-day stock administration, process documentation, Section 16 filings, proxy preparation, and quarterly financial reporting. Tim has assisted in creating specialized solutions for equity compensation program improvements, including vendor implementations, stock splits, IPOs, and data transitions. He has experience with building queries in Microsoft Access to streamline data flow from HR and payroll systems into equity databases, creating processes to track mobile employee movements and taxation, writing employee communications for events such as ESPP enrollments and purchases, and conducting on-site employee forums. Tim began working in the equity compensation industry in 2003 with E*TRADE Financial StockPlans customer service. He gained experience with the active day-trader and technical support teams and became a StockPlans team lead before transitioning to E*TRADE Corporate Services in their Outsourcing division, working closely with three other representatives to administer the stock plans for over 20 mid-sized and large companies. Tim graduated with a BA in Business Administration from Point Loma Nazarene University. He has been a Certified Equity Professional since 2007, volunteers for the Certified Equity Professional Institute, and has spoken at several equity events, including SOS and NCEO webcasts as well as the NASPP annual conference.

The Professional Resources Team

Equity Technical Experts

Srinivas Kalakoti, CEP Director & Architect, SOS Products

Srini's Bio
Srini Kalakoti is the Director and Architect for SOS Products. He has been with the SOS team for the last 11 years and has over 17 years of experience in software and services. Here at SOS he is responsible for defining the technology solutions by leveraging his strong technical and equity knowledge. Srini has been designing, building, and customizing various products catering to and easing various stock administration activities. He is extremely knowledgeable and efficient in some of the MS Access functions that include, but are not limited to, creating access based forms, reports and macros, integrating different external data, and customizations utilizing Visual Basic for Applications.

Priyendu Bhardwaj, CEP Enterprise Architect

Priyendu's Bio
Bio to come.

The Professional Resources Team

People Solutions

Alora Koudelka, CEP and CPA Equity Compensation Consultant

Alora's Bio
Alora has over 20 years of experience in stock administration and accounting. Since joining SOS in 2003 she has focused on supporting client plan administration needs, including database maintenance, processing grants and exercises, and reporting for domestic and international employees. In addition, she has developed and implemented procedures for compliance, reconciliation and administration of Year-end, proxy, and Sarbanes-Oxley reporting. Alora has a BS in Accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas. She became a Certified Public Accountant in 2001 and a Certified Equity Professional in 1999.

Apollo Mok Equity Compensation Consultant

Apollo's Bio
Apollo Mok is currently a member of the People Solutions team at Stock & Option Solutions (SOS). He started his career in the brokerage industry for 7 years with firms such as Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Wells Fargo, and Schwab. Apollo parlayed that experience into the world of stock administration, working in various capacities before joining SOS in 2006. Some of his SOS clients have included Starbucks, VMware, Whole Foods, Western Union, and United Health. He has also held positions at Intel, Apple, and BD (formerly CareFusion). Apollo's experience covers all aspects of equity administration, ranging from daily tasks to proxy preparation, SEC form filing and plan design. He has a track record of streamlining processes with most clients; examples have included reducing ESPP processing time by 80%, setting up an acquired plan in 2 days, and improving team morale. His philosophy is to make it faster, better, and more fun.

Chris O’Harra, CEP Equity Compensation Consultant

Chris' Bio
Chris O’Harra is a Senior Equity Compensation Consultant with Stock & Option Solutions (SOS). In this role, he assists SOS’s clients with various strategic projects such as financial restatements, software data conversions and reconciliations, process documentation, plan design and implementation, plan administration, financial, tax and Section 16 legal and proxy reporting. Chris has been working in the Financial Services industry for over 30 years focusing the last 12 years in equity compensation. Prior to joining SOS, Chris was the Implementation Manager for the E*TRADE Corporate Services Outsourcing team. He was responsible for migrating the clients data to the Equity Edge software and trading platform. In addition he also individually tailored the documentation of each company’s equity plan administration and procedures before transitioning the companies to the E*TRADE Outsourcing team. Prior to joining E*TRADE, Chris worked in the registered investment advisory and brokerage industries. While in that capacity he held his series 7 and series 24 brokerage licenses and was responsible for overseeing the investment activity including trading decisions, portfolio management, asset allocation, tax planning for individually managed investment accounts. Chris has a BA in Communications and has his CEP from the Certified Equity Professional Institute of Santa Clara University, (CEPI).

Farah Mangoba Equity Compensation Consultant

Farah's Bio
Farah provides our organization with 5 years of background in Equity Compensation and Stock Administration. She is proficient with Microsoft Excel, UBS Financial Reporting, E*Trade's Equity Edge Online and Client Resource Center platforms, and an advocate for streamlining processes and procedures for efficiency. Farah graduated from San Jose State University with a B.S. in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance. She started her professional career in Finance, but had an opportunity to try something new, and became an Equity Analyst for several years, and then a Stock Administrator for VMware Inc. Married since 2007, in 2013, after the birth of her daughter, she decided to leave the work force to focus on raising her. Her daughter has now started pre-school, and Farah is excited to get back into the workforce, and to do so with Stock & Option Solutions.

Lisa Sutter Equity Compensation Consultant

Lisa's Bio
Lisa Sutter works for Stock and Option Solutions, Inc. as a Consultant to public companies, managing their corporate stock plans and related financial reporting, and handling SEC reporting of stock compensation matters. Previous public companies she has worked for in the same capacity include Fluor Corporation, U.S. Concrete, Inc., MetroPCS and Allegiance Telecom, Inc.

Nate Tang Equity Compensation Consultant

Nate's Bio
Bio to come.

Stephen Paratore, CEP Equity Compensation Consultant

Stephen's Bio
Stephen Paratore, CEP is currently a member of the People Solutions Team at Stock & Option Solutions. He has held the CEP designation since 2008. Prior to SOS, he held equity management positions in outsourcing and various consulting roles. Stephen has had experience with small, medium, and large companies, both private and public. He has experience using Equity Edge, Equity Edge Online, Certent, and Solium stock management databases. Stephen began his equity career as a Sr. Registered Representative with Charles Schwab and Co. and held positions within the Active Trader teams and the Stock Plan Services Group. Along with the day to day stock administration duties, he has also worked on various specialized projects such as forward and reverse stock splits, option re-pricings, and exchanges. For the Section 16 officers, he has managed and audited 10b5-1 trading plans, prepared D&O questionnaires, beneficial holding tables, and filed Form 3 and Form 4s on behalf of the officers. Overall Stephen has more than 18 years of combined equity and stock plan administration experience.

Sarah Roberts, CEP Equity Compensation Consultant

Sarah's Bio
Sarah has been a Senior Equity Consultant in Stock & Option Solutions’ (SOS) People Solutions group for five years. Sarah’s unique background in personal financial planning, corporate finance, and management give her a special understanding of the importance and unique challenges of equity plan compensation in the companies that are her clients. Sarah began working in stock plan administration in 1995, and since then has worked primarily as an equity plan consultant. She also has more than 15 years of experience in various finance and accounting functions, including personal financial planning, personal tax, and corporate accounting. At SOS, Sarah has focused on a variety of projects for her clients, including systems upgrades and implementation, ESPP implementation, database adjustments, acquisitions and mergers, and quarter-end financial reporting. Her understanding of best practices, department management, and process documentation give her the ability to make a positive impact in any new client situation, and clients often request her specifically. Sarah acts as a mentor to other consultants at SOS. She recently began instructing the Certified Equity Professional (CEP) Level 1 courses offered by the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO). Sarah has made presentations to regional and national organizations, and has written articles for the SOS monthly newsletter. Sarah received her CEP from Santa Clara University in 2007. She is a graduate of Mills College, and holds an MBA with an emphasis in finance and accounting from the Andersen School at UCLA.

Tim Quist Equity Compensation Consultant

Tim's Bio
Tim Quist has worked in executive and equity compensation since 1999 in both administration and management roles for companies such as Wells Fargo, H.B. Fuller, Deluxe Corporation and Secure Computing, as well as providing consulting services at Mosaic Corporation and Tenet Healthcare. Tim’s responsibilities have included; stock plan administration, annual and new hire equity grants, executive compensation, board of directors’ compensation, deferred compensation, ESPP administration, employee education, vendor selection and management, equity administration system implementation, M&A activities, reporting and equity data analysis and auditing. He also held the role of the Secretary for the Twin Cities Chapter of the NASPP for several years, and attends chapter meetings on a regular basis. Tim joined Stock and Option Solutions, Inc. (SOS) in early 2014 as a Senior Equity Compensation Consultant.

Janet Bernard, CEP Equity Compensation Consultant

Janet's Bio
Bio to come.

Laura Kreman Equity Compensation Consultant

Laura's Bio

Carole Dubas Talent Acquisition & Client Relationship Specialist

Carole's Bio
Bio to come.

James Lecher, CEP Equity Compensation Consultant, Special Projects

James's Bio
James Lecher is an Equity Compensation Consultant with Stock & Option Solutions.  In his current role, James assists clients with financial reporting of equity compensation expense under ASC 718.  James currently specializes in volatility and fair-value determination, modification accounting, non-employee grant accounting, performance award accounting and general quarterly and annual reporting requirements.  James is also an expert in Shareworks financial reporting software.  He has assisted dozens of clients in their transition to the Shareworks platform.

James has been involved in the equity compensation industry since 2005. In his previous, roles James served as the head of Research and Development for Aon’s Equity Valuation Services.  In this position, James was the theoretical valuation expert and developed many Monte-Carlo and other derivative valuation models used to determine the valuation of exotic award types under ASC 718.

James has spoken at several industry conferences such as E*TRADE Directions, May 2007, “Best Practices and Trends in FAS123(R) Assumption Development and Valuation” and the Joint Board of Enrolled Actuaries, March 2007, “Actuarial Guide to Equity Compensation”.

James has a BS in Mathematics from Arcadia University and is a Certified Equity Professional.

Carol Pleva Equity Compensation Consultant

Carol's Bio
Bio to come.

Benjamin Needham Equity Compensation Consultant

Benjamin's Bio
Bio to come.

Mikale Clark Equity Compensation Consultant

Mikale's Bio
Bio to come.

Evangeline Alconis Equity Compensation Consultant

Evangeline's Bio
Bio to come.

Elaine Crenshaw Equity Compensation Consultant

Elaine's Bio
Bio to come.

The Outsourcing Team

Tonya Epps, CEP Director, Outsourcing Operations

Tonya's Bio
Tonya Epps, CEP began working in equity compensation in 2002 and had financial positions at Bankers Trust formerly BT Services, Tennessee, formerly, Deutsche Bank, and SunTrust Bank Investment Services.  She began her career in equity compensation at UBS Financial Services as a Senior Stock Plan Administrator.  She currently works for Stock & Option Solutions as the Nashville Operations Outsourcing Manager.  She has worked closely with privately held and public companies.  Tonya holds a BA in Finance with emphasis of Investments from Middle Tennessee State University.  She received her CEP Designation in 2014.

April Kilgore Outsourcing Account Manager

April's Bio
April Kilgore, began working in equity compensation in 2008. She began her career at UBS Financial Services as a Senior Plan Administrator in equity administration for full and partial clients where she monitored daily stock exercise transactions for multiple clients, while developing innovative and creative procedures that reflected best practices. She currently works for Stock & Option Solutions as an Outsourcing - Account Manager. She graduated from Tennessee State University with a BBA in Marketing.

Tanya Barnes Outsourcing Administrator

Tonya's Bio
Tanya Barnes, Outsourcing Administrator, has been a member of the Stock & Options Solutions, Inc team since 2014 and is currently a member of the Outsourcing Team at SOS. Tanya is new to Equity Compensation and is excited about expanding her knowledge and advancing with Stock & Options Solutions, Inc.Prior to joining SOS, Tanya dedicated 17 yrs of service in Mental Health assisting adults with mental and intellectual disabilities to have a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Michael Forbes, CEP Outsourcing Account Manager

Michael's Bio
Bio to come.

Hannah Brown Outsourcing Administrator/ Resident Content Specialist

Hannah's Bio
Hannah is a practiced project manager with over four years of hands-on experience managing, guiding, and developing client projects. She first came onboard with SOS as a Logistics Manager for 6039 Reporting projects and has since transitioned into a bilateral team member; Hannah splits her time between the Outsourcing team and lending her content expertise to SOS as a whole. Her background in both print and digital journalism, drives her deadline and detail oriented customer service. Hannah employs creativity, enthusiasm and editorial expertise to solve problems, tell compelling stories and thrive in any project she takes on.

LoAn Nguyen, CEP Outsourcing Account Manager

LoAn's Bio
LoAn brings almost 15 years of finance and stock administration experience to the table. She started her journey in finance, tackling the banking and mortgage worlds and coming out with a can-do attitude, impeccable attention to detail, and a strong management foundation. As she has worked her way up from stock administrator to account manager, she has demonstrated expertise in both equity Edge Online and Fidelity PSW. As she approaches the final stages of achieving her CEP designation, LoAn wrangles the day-to-day tasks of stock administration while seamlessly balancing multiple special projects.

Chris Cox Outsourcing Account Administrator

Chris' Bio
Bio to come.

Colin Bass Outsourcing Account Manager

Colin's Bio
Bio to come.

Asia Leak Outsourcing Account Manager

Asia's Bio
Bio to come.

Karol Peake Outsourcing Account Administrator

Karol's Bio
Bio to come.

Jarmaine Betts Outsourcing Account Administrator

Jarmaine's Bio
Bio to come.

The Administrative Team

Leah L. Accounting Administrator

Leah's Bio
Bio to come.

The Sales & Marketing Team

Shawna Casey Associate Director, Marketing

Shawna's Bio
Shawna Casey joined the SOS Team in 2010 and manages and drives the marketing efforts across company divisions. Shawna develops and implements marketing communication projects that relate to public relations, advertising, special event management, and creating brand awareness. Shawna successfully coordinates, plans, and executes company sponsored marketing events, particularly Aspirations. She is the editor of SOS’s newsletter, SOS Xtra, and contributes to the development and content creation of the SOS corporate website. Shawna earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications/Media Studies and Public Relations from San Jose State University.

Clint Goodin Junior Account Executive

Clint's Bio
Bio to come.

Tim Nguyen Sales & Marketing Operations Analyst

Tim's Bio
Bio to come.

Alec Bradford Sales & Marketing Support

Alec's Bio
Bio to come.


Career Opportunities
Stock & Option Solutions is the leading firm within the equity compensation market place and we are looking for self-motivated equity professionals to expand our team. We provide stock plan consulting, outsourcing, as well as temporary and permanent staffing solutions.

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