“An ESOP trustee is going to fire me!”
“An ESOP trustee will vote me off the board!”
“An ESOP trustee is planning to take over my company!"
Dramatic misconceptions of ESOP trustees and their role are common during the process of structuring an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). The truth is, it takes an experienced group of professionals to close an ESOP transaction the right way, and an ESOP trustee is a vital member of that team. Choosing a qualified ESOP trustee must begin with trust, and trust begins with understanding. With that in mind, please review the information below to learn more about ESOP trustees—and about why (and how) your company should choose wisely.