Pay Governance LLC is an independent firm that serves as a trusted advisor on executive compensation matters.
Our work helps to ensure that our clients' executive rewards programs are strongly aligned with performance and
supportive of appropriate corporate governance practices.
Aubrey E. Bout is a Managing Partner in the Boston office of Pay Governance. Aubrey actively consults on all aspects of executive compensation. He has a strong track record of helping boards and management teams develop executive pay programs that are aligned with company business strategy, performance and risk appetite. Aubrey has worked with numerous global companies over his 25 year career helping them address complex issues while increasing shareholder value. He works across many industries and geographies and extensively works with leading financial services, life sciences, professional/ business services and technology companies.
Aubrey formerly served as New England Practice Leader, Executive Compensation for Willis Towers Watson. Prior to that, Aubrey was VP of Human Resources & Customer Satisfaction for Covad Communications, a Silicon Valley headquartered technology company focused on broadband expansion, where he was responsible for developing and executing the company’s overall HR strategy and significantly improving the customer experience and retention.
Aubrey has written numerous articles in HR journals such as People & Strategy, Rotman International Journal of Pension Management, Workspan, WorldatWork Journal, The Corporate Board and various industry trade magazines. He has co-authored several chapters in the two Pay Governance books on executive compensation. He is also a frequent speaker on executive compensation and human resource matters.
Aubrey holds a B.S. in Engineering from Cornell University and a M.S. in Engineering and Management from the University of Southern California.
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Pay Governance Gives Back
Very happy and rewarding day for the Pittsburgh crew. Today the Pay Governance Pittsburgh office contributed 12 frozen Turkeys to the Washington County City Mission in support to its drive to feed local families in need. This follows the team’s volunteering of time to serve meals to the Mission’s residents, contributing extra firm computers to the Mission’s Education and Training Center, and working to enhance this non-profit’s governance structure on a pro-bono basis.
2017 Leading Minds of Compensation, East featuring Diane Lerner, Managing Partner at Pay Governance
A new Equilar report featuring commentary from Pay Governance and Donnelley Financial Solutions analyzes the compensation discussion and analysis (CD&A) section of S&P 100 proxy statements over the last five years. With the average CD&A reaching nearly 10,000 words, the report revealed key strategies in how companies design and communicate pay practices by using alternative pay graphs, checklists and other visualizations that help draw investors to the most important information.
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October 4, 2016
Pay Governance Adds New West Coast Partner
Matt Quarles has joined the firm as a Partner. In this role, Quarles is responsible for working with clients across industries on a wide range of executive compensation issues. He will be based in Los Angeles and has nearly 20 years experience in the executive compensation consulting industry.
Pay Energy®, a new proprietary assessment tool developed by Pay Governance
Pay Energy®, a new proprietary assessment tool developed by Pay Governance LLC, helps companies consider the “drive, discipline and speed” inherent in current programs and in alternative designs that may be evaluated.
“The fundamental philosophy of executive compensation is to ‘attract, retain and motivate’ a talented management team. So it’s concerning when you hear incentive awards are just put in desk drawers until plans mature,” said Pay Governance managing partner John England.