Effective processes depend upon the right combination of vendors and tools, and we understand that.  You need a flexible solution that provides you with options.

Certent’s best-of-breed partner model facilitates the most effective financial compliance and equity compensation solution for your company’s unique business needs. Our partner network provides you with specialized tools and expertise.


Broker and Transfer Agent Partners

AST Investor Services

AST offers simple solutions for every type of stock plan including comprehensive services and global solutions that are configurable, customizable, and automated.


Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Managing an equity compensation program today while navigating compliance requirements can be challenging, but a relationship with the right provider can help make that job easier. At Bank of America Merrill Lynch, we are passionate about excellence and believe we are well-positioned to serve your equity compensation needs and help you deliver a successful program.

We keep the focus where it belongs – on your company’s greatest asset, your employees. We are committed to supporting your company’s efforts in providing a well-designed and smooth running equity compensation program that attracts, retains and rewards your top talent and helps them to pursue financial wellness.

Our integrated benefits offering spans defined contribution, defined benefits, equity compensation, executive services, non-qualified deferred compensation plans, and health savings accounts.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is a marketing name for the Retirement Services business of Bank of America Corporation (“BofA Corp.”). Banking activities may be performed by wholly owned banking affiliates of BofA Corp., including Bank of America, N.A., member FDIC. Brokerage services may be performed by wholly owned brokerage affiliates of BofA Corp., including Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (“MLPF&S”), a registered broker-dealer and member SIPC.

Investment products:

Are Not FDIC InsuredAre Not Bank GuaranteedMay Lose Value




Charles Schwab

Schwab Stock Plan Services can help your stock plan do more, such as become a key business tool that creates long-term value. We can help you accomplish this through a stock plan that incorporates strategic planning, a range of administrative options, innovative technology, participant education, and dedicated support—it’s how we are making ownership matter.
With Schwab, you get what you need to administer your stock plan efficiently and effectively. You can choose how much or how little control you want, and use our tools to help make day-to-day management easier. You also have a dedicated team to leverage for support and guidance whenever you need it.

Stock plans help your employees become more invested in your company, so their experience should feel empowering. That’s why Schwab Stock Plan Services gives you options for providing your employees with the education, guidance, and support they need to understand, embrace, and take full advantage of the equity award benefits that you offer.

© 2017 The Charles Schwab Corporation. All rights reserved.


Computershare is a global market leader in transfer agency, employee equity plans, proxy solicitation, stakeholder communications, and other diversified financial and governance services.

Continental-logoContinental Stock Transfer & Trust

Continental Stock Transfer & Trust is a stock transfer agent with service offerings including employee plan administration, IPO, annual meeting and proxy, corporate actions and escrow, and stock plan administration.

Fidelity Investments

Fidelity offers solutions to help make managing your company’s stock plans easier. We also provide the services your employees need to help make the most of their plans, plus they can be viewed next to 401(k) or other workplace benefits for an integrated experience.

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Maxim Group

Maxim Group is a full-service investment banking, securities, and wealth management firm providing services including investment banking, global institutional equity, trading, and prime brokerage services.

CertentPartner_-MorganStanleyMorgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley prides itself on the simplicity, experience, and excellence it has brought to equity compensation administration for over 40 years. Providing Stock Plan, Executive, Retirement, and Wealth Management services, Morgan Stanley ensures Corporate Clients and participants alike have a cohesive and streamlined experience.

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Raymond James

Raymond James

Raymond James is a diversified financial services holding company engaged primarily in investment and financial planning, in addition to investment banking and asset management. They provide easy to use, integrated, transparent, real-time Single Sign On (SSO) solutions that employees, officers, and directors appreciate. In addition, Raymond James focuses on providing trade execution education, answering individual questions, and a practice of best-price focus for trade executions with participants. Moreover they offer participants the ability to execute live real-time trades online or to utilize a personal trader who knows and understands the trading history and habits of your company stock. Raymond James does not force the participant to execute their trades online and encourages participants to call in for any questions and trades they wish to place utilizing a broker instead of doing it themselves online.

StockCross Financial Services

StockCross, a family built company, has been in the business for over 40 years. StockCross works with publicly traded companies of all sizes to assist them in managing equity compensation. Companies choose StockCross Corporate Services because we offer the personal one-on-one attention and service clients expect and deserve. Instilled with strong family values, we make sure every client feels at home.

Ameritrade-logoTD Ameritrade

TD Ameritrade Stock Plan Services offers a fully integrated, streamlined solution with Certent that is designed to help reduce day-to-day activities via real-time trade execution and data exchange. Participants enjoy a seamless experience and have access to powerful trading tools and platforms, education, and a variety of guidance and investment choices.

TD Ameritrade, Inc. and Certent are separated, unaffiliated companies and are not responsible for each other’s policies and services. Certent and TD Ameritrade have entered into a strategic relationship with brokerages services provided by TD Ameritrade, Inc. member FINRA (www.FINRA.org) /SIPC (www.SIPC.org).


UBS Financial Services Inc. is dedicated to helping companies and their employees maximize the value of equity awards by providing education and access to advice in the U.S. and many countries around the world that is rooted in their broad experience and insights as a leading wealth management firm.


Service and Software Partners

Accretive Solutions

Accretive Solutions is a national provider of technical accounting, technology and compliance services including Equity Administration Outsourcing, ASC 718, and Equity Compensation solutions.

AFPIAmerican Financial Printing, Inc.

AFPI offers every industry, from financial and healthcare to education, a full range of compliance and print communication services.


Armanino LLP is the largest independent accounting and business consulting firm based in California serving privately-held companies, non-profit organizations, and public entities. Armanino’s valuation and equity team provides a comprehensive solution to equity compensation, eliminating disparate service providers, and offering best practices throughout the process.  The team provides high quality valuations for tax and audit purposes, system implementations, and equity administration and accounting (ASC 718) services, removing the burden for clients to interact with auditors about stock-based compensation issues.

baker_tilly_virchow_krause__llp-150x150-1Baker Tilly

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a nationally recognized, full-service accounting and advisory firm whose specialized professionals connect with clients and their businesses through refreshing candor and clear industry insight.



CompIntelligence provides industry-leading technology, consulting, resources and administration to help our clients and partners manage their stock plan programs. Our name may be familiar as we have been strategic partners with Certent since 2006 performing data conversions, implementations, and HR/Payroll integrations with our CompXchange™ product.

Compensation & Benefit Solutions

Compensation & Benefit Solutions offers customized compensation and employee benefit solutions, including full service customizable administration solutions to help companies tackle the complex requirements of ASC 718 and the administrative requirements of equity compensation.

My Equity CompECa

ECa offers services for implementations, data conversions, data audits, ad-hoc projects, and stock plan administration to public and privately-held companies.

Financial Intelligence

Financial Intelligence provides equity compensation customized and automated solutions to multinational companies for all aspects of financial and tax reporting. It also provides stock administration services for public and pre-IPO companies.

Hughes Pittman & Gupton

HPG is an independent CPA firm serving the needs of local, multi-state, and international businesses. The firm utilizes specialized teams to address the unique tax, audit, accounting, and advisory needs of owner-managed and investor-owned clients across a wide range of industries.  More than just an accounting firm, HPG assists clients with stock plan administration and reporting.

My Equity Comp

My Equity Comp is a professional consulting organization that provides services and products to private and public companies who maintain equity compensation programs for their employees.


Prophix delivers a unified Corporate Performance Management software solution that empowers business users. Designed to deliver value with minimal IT support, Prophix automates time consuming processes, improving accuracy and the ability to react to changes. The Prophix CPM solution supports budgeting, planning, forecasting, reporting and financial consolidation, and will continue to deliver value as your company and performance management requirements evolve.

Radford (An Aon Hewitt Company)

Radford delivers compensation data and advice to technology and life sciences companies designing rewards programs for boards of directors, executives, and employees.

Rutlen-LogoRutlen Associates

Rutlen Associates LLC is a consulting firm with a focus on mobile employees and global stock plans addressing the needs of tax, human resources, finance, and payroll. We can provide tax withholding rates and advice to companies looking to stay up to date with their payroll withholding requirements.

SFG Wealth Planning Services, Inc.

SFG Wealth Planning Services, Inc. (SFG Investment Advisors, Inc.) is a fee-only financial planning team dedicated to senior executives. They work with clients ranging from private equity to FORTUNE 500 companies who have complex stock-based compensation issues that require a high degree of specialized expertise. They help their clients delegate aspects of their stock plan design and administration, financial, and tax planning activities to accelerate and protect their wealth, while their clients focus on leading their organization and managing their careers. * SFG Investment Advisors, Inc. is an SEC Registered Investment Advisor

SOS-logoStock & Option Solutions

Stock & Option Solutions provides top-tier stock plan management and consulting services for companies, including stock plan outsourcing, staffing, and a full line of professional services including assistance with implementations, accounting, communications, and best practices.

Vantage-LogoVantage Point Advisors

Vantage Point Advisors provides a full spectrum of corporate valuation and financial advisory services backed by significant transactional, operational, and financial experience.


Toppan Vintage 

Toppan Vintage, a leader in financial printing and communications solutions, is part of the Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., the world’s largest printing group, headquartered in Tokyo with approximately US$13 billion in annual sales. Toppan Vintage has been a pioneer and trusted partner in the financial markets for three decades, serving the financial, legal and corporate communities with meticulous, responsive service and unparalleled local market expertise and capabilities. Toppan Vintage’s expanding operations deliver a hassle-free experience for mission-critical content for capital markets transactions, financial reporting and regulatory compliance filings, investment companies and insurance providers. Collaboration is at the heart of what we do and who we are. Our Hive® suite of SaaS solutions, utilizing cutting-edge technology and expertise, aspires to the idea of the hive – an industrious community working together in a secure, efficient environment. Learn more at www.toppanvintage.com