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Bob Romanchek | Partner

Bob Romanchek, Partner

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100 N. Field Drive
Suite 300
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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  • B.S. Accounting and Economics with honors, Elmhurst College
  • M.B.A. cum laude, DePaul University College of Commerce
  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law


  • Licensed as an attorney in Illinois since 1985
  • CPA certificate, Illinois
  • WorldatWork Certified Executive Compensation Professional

Bob Romanchek, Partner and Meridian Executive Committee Member, has more than 30 years of experience in consulting on executive compensation matters and has advised Compensation Committees and executive management at a significant number of large, small, and mid-cap companies, both public and private.

Bob leads numerous client engagements and provides expert consulting advice on issues relating to executive compensation including, but not limited to, equity and cash-based long-term incentive design and grant structure, short-term incentive program design, employment contract design including change-in-control and severance provisions, supplemental retirement and deferred compensation program design and funding, responding to proxy advisory firms, and proxy and CD&A disclosure. Bob also consults on committee meeting process, overall executive compensation philosophy development, outside director pay, and capital structure change transactions including private equity buyouts, initial public offerings, divestiture and spinoffs, and bankruptcy confirmation and emergence.

He is a frequent presenter at board and compensation committee meetings, and has lectured extensively and has been interviewed on executive compensation matters for such organizations as the National Association of Corporate Directors, Corporate Board Member, Boardroom Resources, Equilar, and various industry groups. Bob also has authored numerous articles and has been published in business periodicals such as the NACD Directorship magazine, CEO magazine, the Corporate Board Member Board Governance Series, WorldatWork Journal, the International HR Journal, the Journal of Compensation and Benefits, CFO magazine, the Agenda, Insights, and Board Room Reports.

Bob is an attorney and a Certified Public Accountant, and is a Certified Executive Compensation Professional.

Recent Articles/Videos Featuring Bob:

Director Compensation: Key Considerations During COVID-19 -https://www.meridiancp.com/director-compensation-key-considerations-during-covid-19/

The $2 Trillion Cares Act Imposes Limits on Employee Pay - https://www.meridiancp.com/the-2-trillion-cares-act-imposes-limits-on-employee-pay/

Compensation Committee Challenges Amid COVID-19 -https://www.meridiancp.com/compensation-committee-challenges-amid-covid-19/

Bracing for a New Disclosure Rule on Executive Pay for Performance - https://www.meridiancp.com/compensation-committee-challenges-amid-covid-19/

Executive Pay Outreach - https://www.meridiancp.com/executive-pay-outreach/

Let's Push Things Forward - https://www.meridiancp.com/lets-push-things-forward/

The Demise of TSR as the Primary Executive Pay Performance Measure - https://www.meridiancp.com/the-demise-of-tsr-as-the-primary-executive-pay-performance-measure/

Trends in Compensation: Committee Chairs & Lead Directors - https://www.meridiancp.com/trends-in-compensation-committee-chairs-lead-directors/

CEO Compensation in the Largest US Companies - https://www.meridiancp.com/ceo-compensation-in-the-largest-us-companies/

Long-Term Incentives: Compensation Committee Challenges - https://www.meridiancp.com/long-term-incentives-compensation-committee-challenges/

Hot-Button Board Compensation Issues -  https://www.meridiancp.com/hot-button-board-compensation-issues/

Vesting Doesn't Make Sense - https://www.meridiancp.com/vesting-doesnt-make-sense/

Performance-Based Long-Term Incentives: What Have We Done? - https://www.meridiancp.com/performance-based-long-term-incentives-done/

The CEO Pay Ratio: What to Expect this Proxy Season - https://www.meridiancp.com/ceo-pay-ratio-expect-proxy-season/