Smith Equity Consulting (SEC) is an Equity Management Consulting Company that specializes in the administration, accounting, reporting and education of the complex issues that companies with stock-based compensation programs face and has been in operation since February 2007.  We service private and public, domestic and multinational companies located in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the West Coast territory. 


SEC provides employers with practical advice, actionable guidance, and hands-on support they need to cost-effectively mitigate risks and reduce expenses associated with compensatory stock plans. ​


SEC understands the complexities that the financial accounting world brings when it comes to equity compensation. Recognizing that equity “hiccups” can lead to the disqualification of an equity plan, costly financial restatements and embarrassing financial disclosures making the selection of the right equity management professional of significance.


Why you should hire SEC?  It’s simple; you’ll get the right person for the job at hand.  We maintain a broad and deep talent pool to quickly meet a company's requirements. 


Why use a Consultant

There are four core reasons, of which more than one may be present in any assignment:

  • An Independent Viewpoint - To provide an objective analysis of the organization policies and processes

  • Project Management - To lead, advise, and implement new and current equity and payroll projects

  • Temporary Professional Services - To provide instant additional manpower

  • Administration Management - To provide 'interim' management of stock option, restricted stock, and employee stock purchase plans


  1. Stock Administration Services you can trust - You can trust the services that you’ll receive from SEC.  SEC offers a pool of highly skilled, knowledgeable, experts in all aspects of equity management (Equity Management Professionals) who are well rounded in the administration of both private and public companies global equity needs. All of our consultants between five and 20 years' experience. Most of our consultants are designated Certified Equity Professionals (CEP) or are in the process of obtaining their CEP (level I, II and/or III) certification and have gained their expertise working with Big 4 and/or high-tech companies.


   2. Top Level Service –SEC consultants have proven, verified, in-demand skill sets that yield immediate business results. 


Integrity and flexibility all applied directly to your specific needs, delivered at your convenience.

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