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Dallas, TX 75219
Jonathan Szabo

Since 2004, Jon has advised Boards and senior management teams in all areas of executive compensation, including compensation philosophy, cash- and equity-based incentive design, severance and change-in-control arrangements, aligning pay-for-performance, public disclosure, outside director compensation, corporate governance policies and practices, initial public offerings/SPAC mergers and compensation benchmarking.

He has experience working with companies across a variety of industries, including food/beverage, industrial manufacturing, consumer products, energy, healthcare, automotive and technology. Jon also has experience working with public and private multinational companies, including companies headquartered, domiciled or listed in Australia, Canada and Europe.

Jon is a frequent contributor to Meridian’s Energy Insights blog and other Meridian-published thought-pieces, and has contributed to publications by Corporate Board Member, Financial Times’ Agenda Week and Equilar. Jon is a member of the North Texas Compensation Association Board of Directors and chairs its Executive Compensation Specialty Forum. Jon also serves on the Board of Directors of the Dallas Chamber Symphony.

Jon received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Purdue University, a Master of Arts degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Roosevelt University, a Graduate Finance Certificate from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business and has been a Certified Executive Compensation Professional (CECP) as designated by WorldatWork.

Recent Insights By Jonathan Szabo

Predicting the Future of E&P Bonus Design

by Jonathan Szabo on May 28, 2020

Thought Leadership

E&P bonus plans have historically aligned with growth and investment, focusing on volume (production and reserves) and cost reduction, measures that are more controllable by management and less impacted by commodity prices than earnings-based metrics.

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How should oil & gas companies approach their 2020 annual bonus?

by Chris Havey and Jonathan Szabo on May 7, 2020

Thought Leadership

Much uncertainty remains among the energy industry and broader economy.

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