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Blaine Martin

consultant | Pittsburgh 347-708-7609

Expertise

Blaine Martinis a Consultant at Pay Governance and is based in Pittsburgh, PA. He has nine years of executive compensation consulting experience. Blaine's expertise includes competitive benchmarking for executives and outside directors, peer group development, compensation practices and trends analyses, short- and long-term incentive plan modeling, shareholder advisory modeling, incentive goal difficulty analysis, and pay-for-performance assessments.

Blaine is a contributor to Pay Governance’s research team and frequently co-authors papers on relevant executive compensation and corporate governance issues. His work has appeared in Agenda, the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, World at Work’s Compensation Focus, and The Corporate Governance Advisor.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Pay Governance, Blaine worked in Towers Watson's executive compensation practice for three years.

Education

Blaine holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics with highest distinction from The Pennsylvania State University.


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Direct Shareholder Engagement on Say on Pay: Circumventing the Perceived Hegemony of Proxy Advisors

In the three years that U.S. public companies have held non-binding Say on Pay (SOP) votes under the Dodd Frank Act, compensation committees, compensation advisors, and financial regulators have seen the clout of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) increase dramatically in the executive compensation arena. Continue reading

The Impact of ISS “Qualitative” Factors on ISS “FOR” and “AGAINST” Recommendations and Say on Pay Votes

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