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100 N. Field Drive
Suite 300
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Gerard Leider

Gerard Leider is a Partner in the Lake Forest office and has been consulting in the field of executive compensation for over 25 years. He provides guidance on a broad range of compensation matters including total compensation strategy, analysis, design, and valuation. His work covers the full range of executive compensation consulting, including: corporate governance issues, compensation strategy, short- and long-term incentive design, incentive valuation and award guideline setting, employment and severance agreements, compensation disclosure, outside director compensation programs, executive recruitment support, and executive and board of directors compensation benchmarking.

He provides public and private companies with counsel on executive compensation and corporate governance matters in a variety of industries. Gerard’s clients span diverse industries, including mid-cap and large-cap manufacturing, automotive, chemical, paper, technology and utility companies.

Gerard has been a speaker at the Equilar Summit, the MAPI Conference, Corporate Board Peer Exchange Conference, and the Compensation Committee Boot camp. He has also written articles for the Journal of Compensation and Benefits, C-SUITE Insight Magazine, NYSE Governance Series and Corporate Board Governing Series.

Gerard received a B.S. in Finance from Xavier University.

Recent Insights By Gerard Leider

Meridian Perspectives Video Series – Episode 2

by Gerard Leider and Christina Medland on July 10, 2019


Watch the second video in our new series: Effective Compensation Committee Processes to Improve Decision Making and Reduce Risk

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Board Governance Series – Corporate Board Member 2nd Quarter 2017

by Gerard Leider on May 18, 2017

Thought Leadership

Over the past couple of years, outside director compensation has changed modestly, and projections for 2017 are consistent with that trend.

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