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George Paulin


George Paulin pioneered in the role of independent board compensation consultant following the passage of Dodd-Frank legislation that created rules for consultant independence in the early 2000’s. His career has spanned over three decades with primary clients including many of the largest and most-valuable U.S. public and private companies across most industry segments.

He has testified in Congress on executive compensation matters, appeared on CNBC, contributed to many business publications, spoken on college campuses and at numerous conferences, contributed to major business publications, and was named to the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) list of the 100 most-influential people in corporate governance in multiple years.

George serves as a Partner at Meridian Compensation Partners. He previously was with another major executive compensation consultancy, where he was successively the President, CEO, and Chairman. He has a master’s degree from the University of Illinois School of Labor and Employment Relations, and is a recipient of their Distinguished Alumni Award. He also is a recipient of the WorldatWork Distinguished Service Award. He is a member of the University of Illinois President’s Council and the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP) Advisory Board.

Recent Insights By George Paulin

Podcast Summary – What Board Members Need to Know About Annual Incentive Plans

by Gerard Leider and George Paulin on February 14, 2024

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This episode of the Executive Compensation Podcast delves into the complexities of annual incentive plans. Featuring discussions with experts from Meridian, the focus is on the design, trends, and challenges of these plans across various industries.

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Stability in Goal-Driven Models

by George Paulin on February 12, 2024


Core goal-driven model structure displays stability, explains George Paulin.

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