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Jack Marsteller

partner | Los Angeles 310-283-1945


Jack Marsteller is a Partner at Pay Governance with 30 years of executive compensation consulting experience. He advises boards and management on all aspects of executive and director compensation. His consulting emphasizes alignment of pay programs with a company's business and talent strategies for growth and shareholder value creation. Jack consults to major U.S. corporations in the consumer product, energy, engineering and construction, financial services, gaming, homebuilding, medical products and services, restaurant, real estate, and technology sectors. His clients experience includes companies that are publicly traded, pre-IPO, privately or private equity owned, and in restructuring or bankruptcy.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Pay Governance, Jack was a Principal at Towers Watson and held a management role in the Los Angeles executive compensation practice.

Additional Information

Jack has contributed to various business publications and presented to professional organizations and compensation conferences. He has also served as an expert witness in bankruptcy court and for other litigation.


Jack earned a BA from Cornell University and an MBA with honors from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Considering Performance Stock Options

The rise in both the prevalence and prominence of long-term performance plans has been one of the most significant trends in executive compensation over the past 15 years. At the time of the dot-com market collapse (March 2000 to October 2002) and the demise of several prominent U.S. companies (e.g., the Enron scandal revealed in October 2001), long-term performance plans were only used by a relatively small portion of large U.S. public companies. Continue reading

CEO Career Pay: A Strategy for Increasing Long-Term Pay for Performance

Key institutional shareholders use CEO pay for performance as a critical consideration in determining how to vote on Say on Pay, especially as a CEO’s tenure grows and company returns increasingly reflect the incumbent’s strategies and performance. Continue reading

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