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  • Bentham W. Stradley
  • Partner | Dallas
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Ben is a Partner at Pay Governance, specializing in executive and director compensation. Throughout his 14-year career, he has worked with a wide variety of leading public and private companies on executive and director compensation matters. His current clients include Fortune 500-ranked companies as well as a number of the nation's largest private and foreign-owned companies. Ben advises clients on a number of executive compensation-related issues, including overall reward strategies and philosophies, short- and long-term incentive plan design and analysis, calibrating incentive plan performance objectives, equity management strategies, reporting and disclosure, compliance and related issues. Ben also assists clients distill the implications of specific technical issues relating to their compensation programs, including taxation, accounting, and incentive award valuation.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Pay Governance, Ben was the leader of Towers Watson's executive compensation practice in the Western region of the U.S. and was also responsible for directing the practice's intellectual capital development efforts and overseeing service offerings related to equity incentive valuation.

Additional Information

Ben is a Certified Public Accountant. He has been a speaker at professional organizations such as NASPP and World at Work.


Ben earned an undergraduate degree in Finance from The Pennsylvania State University, with minors in Economics and Business Law, and an M.B.A., with concentrations in Finance and Accounting, from the University of Pittsburgh.