From BV Wire News - HERE
"“An amazing 67% of survey respondents single out cost as the key factor in making the decision to go forward with a 409A vendor,” writes Davis. Lest we kid ourselves, only 12% of respondents say that “quality” determines their choices. The majority of CFOs still see 409A as a “commodity service, [with] little value derived from the report beyond a compliance checkmark,” Davis says. In fact, the word “evil” was mentioned in 15% of the CFO responses (with only a few adding the qualifier “necessary.”)"