Senior Executive Compensation Consultant

Dallas, TX
Full Time

The Senior Consultant at Meridian works with a team of partners, lead consultants and others consultants to provide research and advice to boards and senior executives in a variety of industries on compensation and related governance matters. Responsibilities include managing various client deliverables covering all related aspects of typical Compensation Committee-level engagements, such as:  peer group development, benchmarking and competitive data analysis, incentive design, incentive goal-setting, trends and developments, and other research related to executive compensation and corporate governance.

The role is also expected to support key client relationships by researching various executive compensation and governance issues, developing solutions for clients across a wide range of topics, preparing drafts of client-ready reports, communicating with clients and attending client meetings.

Immediate responsibilities, accountabilities, and skill sets:

  • Expertise in executive and outside director pay benchmarking, peer group development, program design comparison, equity utilization analysis and proxy advisor pay for performance incentive modeling;
  • Expertise in total rewards philosophy and strategy, compensation structure design, long-term incentive design and valuations, executive compensation issues and trends, and financial analysis;
  • Experience with formal equity incentive plan documents, employment contracts, award agreements and SEC filings;
  • Understanding of disclosure requirements (e.g., proxy statements and CD&A section specifically), ISS and Glass Lewis policies, accounting and taxation of executive pay, general severance and change-in-control severance and other relevant governance issues (e.g., stock ownership guidelines, recoupment policies);
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving ability;
  • Effective and persuasive writing and development of client-ready presentations;
  • Present comfortably in front of clients;
  • Contribute to Request for Proposal (RFP) responses;
  • Develop, build and own client relationships, especially in meetings with management contacts;
  • Work independently and collaborate effectively with colleagues and with clients;
  • Deliver consistent, high-quality work product, on time and within budget;
  • Simultaneously manage multiple critical clients and deliverables;
  • Help with professional develop of other consultants;
  • Demonstrate high motivation to deliver, learn and grow continuously;
  • Billable time expectation of 1,400 hours after first year;
  • Occasional travel.

Education and experience requirements:

  • Has at least 5 years of executive compensation experience or related;
  • An undergraduate degree, preferably with concentration in finance, accounting, general business or economics;
  • An MBA, CPA, JD or related advance degree a plus;
  • Has proficient knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint; knowledge of Capital IQ a plus.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at Meridian without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law.

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