Terry Adamson

Terry Adamson

Managing Director; Compensation Consulting Services Leader


BDO Philadelphia Office



Executive Summary

Terry Adamson is a managing director and leader of BDO’s Compensation Consulting practice, with a focus on employee stock programs. His specific experience is with equity design, corporate governance, and valuation/accounting under ASC Topic 718. As a strong proponent for performance equity, he has a mission to tighten the alignment of pay for performance.

Terry was on the FASB Round Table on Employee Share Options, and is the Chairperson of the Society of Actuaries taskforce on stock option valuation. Terry has formerly been on the Advisory Board for the Certified Equity Professional Institute as well as National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP), and has won an individual achievement award from the NASPP.

Professional Affiliations

Certified Equity Professional Institute
National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP)


B.S., Mathematics, Georgetown University