Contact Information
Spear Tower
One Market Street
Suite 3600
San Francisco, CA 94105
Matthew Isakson

Matthew has over 15 years of experience advising compensation committees and senior management on a broad range of executive compensation matters. Matthew helps oversee our services on the west coast.

He works with a full range of companies from pre-IPO to Fortune 100, across all industries. His expertise includes the full spectrum of executive and corporate governance issues companies face today, including: compensation strategies, annual and long-term incentive design, executive and director compensation benchmarking, severance and change-in-control benefits, proxy disclosure, proxy advisor perspectives, goal setting, Committee meeting process and managing successful Say on Pay vote outcomes.

Matthew is a frequent speaker at executive compensation events (e.g., Corporate Board Member, Equilar, NACD). He is also on the Advisory Boards for NACD’s Northwest Chapter and the Silicon Valley Directors’ Exchange (SVDX).

Matthew holds a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Iowa and is a Certified Executive Compensation Professional (C.E.C.P.).

Recent Insights By Matthew Isakson

Senior Executive Incentive Design Practices Study – Retail, Consumer Durables, and Restaurants

by Michael Brittian, Matthew Isakson, Quinn Gooch, and Daniel Kaufman on January 28, 2020


This is Meridian’s first study on senior executive incentive practices in the Retail, Consumer Durables, and Restaurant industries. Our study represents data from Meridian’s review of 2019 proxies for a total of 68 public companies with revenue greater than $1 billion in these industries as of December 1, 2019.

Read More

Matthew Isakson on NACD’s Leading Minds of Compensation

by Matthew Isakson on September 12, 2017


This interactive forum was a must-attend event for proactive and inquisitive corporate directors and chief executives.

Read More

Connect with Us

Contact us to talk to a consultant directly.

Contact Us