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.
Jim Dickinson is a Principal in the Philadelphia office of Pay Governance with nearly 20 years of executive compensation consulting experience. He works with Compensation Committees and senior management teams in the development of executive compensation and outside director pay programs. Jim has broad experience in the design, calibration, and communication of annual and long-term incentive programs. His client base centers on Fortune 1000 companies, particularly those in the energy, insurance and industrial sectors. Jim has been a contributor to various articles and newsletters on topics related to executive compensation and speaks regularly at professional and industry organizations.
Before joining Pay Governance, Jim worked in Towers Watson's Executive Compensation practice for over 13 years where he was involved in the practice's intellectual capital and associate development efforts.
Jim earned a B.S. in Economics with Honors from The Pennsylvania State University.
On November 2nd, the House Ways and Means Committee introduced its tax reform bill, referred to as the ‘Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.’ Our initial review of the bill identified a few provisions which could have significant implications for organizations’ compensation and incentive programs. Continue reading →
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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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.