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Daniel Kaufman | Lead Consultant

Daniel Kaufman, Lead Consultant

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400 Galleria Parkway SE
Suite 1170
Atlanta, GA 30339
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  • B.S. Psychology, Duke University
  • M.B.A. Strategy and Marketing, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Dan consults with boards of directors and senior management on all aspects of executive and director compensation. Areas of expertise include competitive benchmarking, short-term and long-term incentive plan design, alignment of pay and performance, compensation disclosure and technical issues. He advises public and private companies ranging from S&P500 companies to pre-IPO startups.

Dan has been involved with executive compensation issues for over a decade both as a consultant and in a corporate role. He has a broad range of industry experience covering banking/financial services, payment technologies, business services, retail, consumer goods and media.

Prior to rejoining Meridian, Dan spent over four years at a multi-billion dollar public company leading global HR functions including executive compensation, total rewards, payroll and HRIS. Dan previously worked as a Senior Associate in Mercer’s executive compensation practice and began his career as a strategy and technology consultant.

Recent Articles/Videos Featuring Dan:

The Impact of COVID-19 on Executive Compensation Programs - https://www.meridiancp.com/the-impact-of-covid-19-on-executive-compensation-programs/

Retail on the Ropes, But Punching Back - https://www.meridiancp.com/retail-on-the-ropes-but-punching-back/

Senior Executive Incentive Design Practices Study: Retail, Consumer Durables and Restaurants - https://www.meridiancp.com/senior-executive-incentive-design-practices-study-retail-consumer-durables-and-restaurants/

Board Compensation, Diversity Under Scrutiny - https://www.meridiancp.com/board-compensation-diversity-under-scrutiny/

Should Companies Use Individual Performance Measures in Executive Annual Incentive Plans? - https://www.meridiancp.com/should-companies-use-individual-performance-measures-in-executive-annual-incentive-plans/

Should Compensation Committees Seek CEO Input When Deciding CEO Pay? - https://www.meridiancp.com/compensation-committees-seek-ceo-input-deciding-ceo-pay/