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Chris Havey | Partner

Chris Havey, Partner

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Two Hughes Landing
1790 Hughes Landing Boulevard
Suite 325
The Woodlands, TX 77380
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  • B.S. Economics Cum Laude, Texas A&M University
  • M.B.A. Finance with Honors, C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston

Chris has consulted on executive and director compensation since 1999. He consults with boards of directors and management on areas such as incentive design, linking pay with performance, compensation committee process and governance, severance and employment contracts, technical issues, compensation disclosure, and compensation benchmarking.

Chris’s industry experience includes oil and gas, utility and power, manufacturing, distribution and logistics, homebuilding, technology and information services, at public and privately held organizations of all sizes. Chris also leads Meridian’s equity accounting valuation group and is a firm-wide resource on accounting for equity incentives.

Chris has written articles for WorldatWork Journal and the National Association of Corporate Director’s Director Advisory Magazine. He also oversees Meridian’s Energy Insights blog, featuring Meridian’s energy-specific commentary on compensation and governance issues.

Prior to joining Meridian, Chris spent 11 years at Hewitt Associates primarily focused on executive compensation.

Recent Articles/Videos Featuring Chris:

Compensation Committees: What to do With 2020 Bonus Plans? - https://www.meridiancp.com/compensation-committees-what-to-do-with-2020-bonus-plans/

Stock Ownership Guidelines in Challenging Times - https://www.meridiancp.com/stock-ownership-guidelines-in-challenging-times/

How Should Oil & Gas Companies Approach their 2020 Annual Bonus? - https://www.meridiancp.com/how-should-oil-gas-companies-approach-their-2020-annual-bonus/

Compensation Implications of the Current Environment - https://www.meridiancp.com/compensation-implications-of-the-current-environment/

The Revival of Excise Tax Gross-ups? - https://www.meridiancp.com/the-revival-of-excise-tax-gross-ups/

Long-Term Incentives and Stock Ownership Ensure Alignment with Shareholders - https://www.meridiancp.com/long-term-incentives-and-stock-ownership-ensure-alignment-with-shareholders/