How We WorkWe work with clients in a variety of ways to deliver expert corporate governance services to corporations and other organizations of various types and sizes that want to supplement or complement their existing Corporate Secretary function capabilities with the services of a practical, experienced Corporate Secretary. Our clients receive an impressive combination of experience and personalized service. We provide our services on an active, engaged, timely, responsive and flexible basis.
ENGAGEMENT TO MEET CLIENT NEEDS
We are interested in long-term relationships during which we can develop the knowledge of your company’s business and personnel so that we can make the most significant contribution toward meeting your corporate governance needs. We invest resources to develop relationships with our clients’ executive and financial management and staff in order to serve as pro-active and engaged external Corporate Secretaries. Our goal is to provide our services with the same level of commitment and engagement as you would expect from an internal Corporate Secretary.
We provide complete on-site services for Shareholder, Board of Directors, Board Committee and other critical governance related meetings. We attend the meetings, prepare minutes and related documentation and maintain related corporate minute books. We work directly with your corporate staff regarding meeting logistics and meeting materials distribution. We are available to participate in on-site and teleconference meetings as needed.
GPG will help your organization keep its corporate governance budget under control while maintaining the excellence you demand of your Office of the Corporate Secretary. GPG offers its clients the opportunity to benefit from comprehensive governance services provided by seasoned Corporate Secretaries without incurring expenses associated with adding headcount. GPG is compensated for its services in different ways depending on client preference. We enter into retainer, project based and hourly fee arrangements with our clients.Most of our clients prefer a retainer arrangement, which allows clients to procure expert corporate governance services at a predictable and easily ascertainable cost for budgeting purposes while limiting their exposure to hourly fees and supports our focus on providing regular service on a long-term basis. Our retainer arrangements are typically in the form of one year renewable fixed fee retention agreements under which GPG will perform an agreed upon set of services during a specified period of time at an agreed upon fee subject to a quarterly review process. GPG can also accommodate alternative types of compensation arrangements. Some clients prefer to enter into a specific special project arrangement for a fixed fee for an agreed amount of work and others desire a flexible or hourly fee arrangement when their corporate governance needs are less predictable.