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Brian Wilby

consultant | Boston 413-218-0430

Expertise

Brian Wilby is a Consultant based out of Pay Governance’s Boston office. Brian primarily serves the Northeast U.S. market for Pay Governance and has also assisted clients across the country and internationally. His clients have covered a broad range of industries, sizes, and life cycles as well. He has over seven years of experience working with Compensation Committees, investors, and Senior Management teams on executive and board compensation issues.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Pay Governance, Brian worked as a consultant for Towers Watson and Pearl Meyer & Partners.

Education

Brian graduated from Boston College with a B.A. degree in Economics and from the University of Massachusetts with an M.B.A. degree.


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S&P 500 CEO Compensation Increase Trends

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CEO Pay Well Aligned with Company Performance

The number of methods for defining “CEO pay” when analyzing executive compensation continues to grow. From total pay suggested by the summary compensation table to the definitions used by Glass Lewis or Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) in their proxy review reports, there is no universal standard for measuring pay, especially in comparison to performance. Continue reading

Trends in S&P 500 CEO Compensation

Executive pay continues to be a hotly debated topic in the boardroom among investors and proxy advisors, and it routinely makes headlines in the media. As the U.S. was in the heart of the financial crisis in 2008 – 2009, CEO total direct compensation (TDC = base salary + actual bonus paid + grant value of long-term incentives) dropped for two consecutive years. Continue reading

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