Brennan Rittenhouse is an attorney with over 8 years of experience in executive, independent director, and broad-based compensation consulting. Brennan rejoined Compensation & Benefit Solutions in December of 2016 after spending the past year with Vista Outdoor Inc., as Director of Compensation. Since his initial arrival to CBS in January of 2010, Brennan has drafted nonqualified deferred compensation plans, consulted on a wide variety of compensation plans, including the design of severance and change-in-control provisions. Additionally, he worked closely with Internal Revenue Code Section 409A and consulted on various aspects of 401(k) plans, and performed compliance reviews of both qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, and health and welfare plans. He also has significant experience with compensation benchmarking, designing and implementing both short- and long-term incentive plans.
Prior to CBS, Brennan worked in the federal tax group at the accounting firm Grant Thornton, LP, where he was exposed to a wide variety of tax work. Brennan earned his law degree from Florida State University College of Law. During law school he participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program by assisting underprivileged families with preparing their tax returns. After graduating and being admitted to the Colorado Bar, Brennan earned his LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Denver. While attending the University of Denver, he worked as a contract attorney with Anderson & Jahde, P.C. where he assisted in writing CLE courses related to estate planning. Brennan received his B.S. in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida.
Brennan’s interests outside of the office include basketball, skiing, snowboarding, golf, hiking, and camping. He is also quite the sports enthusiast, rarely missing a televised sporting event. Brennan is originally from Florida, where he lived for 22 years prior to moving to Denver. He has loved every moment of being in Colorado and often wonders why he didn’t make the move earlier. He is married to a wonderful woman named Jennifer, and they keep busy with their kids, Preston and Norah.
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Office: (303) 779-2082