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.
Joe Mallin, a Partner at Pay Governance, has over thirty years of experience working with public and private companies on a wide range of executive compensation issues, including pay-for-performance analyses, incentive plan design, advising on regulatory issues and other key features of the current executive pay landscape. Clients for whom Joe has served as the executive compensation consultant to the Compensation Committees and management teams include major companies in the manufacturing, insurance, staffing and other service industries. In addition, Joe has experience working with companies in a variety of situations, including mergers, divestitures, IPOs and other events of significant change.
Prior to joining Pay Governance in 2016, Joe was a senior consultant and the Office Head/Managing Director for Pearl Meyer & Partners in Atlanta for 13 years and also held senior roles at Arthur Andersen, Mercer and Towers Watson in Cleveland and Detroit.
Joe has been a Board member at local National Association of Corporate Directors’ chapters in both Atlanta and Florida and has been a frequent presenter on executive compensation issues at both chapters as well as in other forums.
Joe has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Miami University, an MBA from Baldwin-Wallace College and is a CPA (inactive).
As we approach the 2018 proxy season, a key change for companies will be the first publication of the CEO Pay Ratio as mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010. Companies will begin publishing CEO Pay Ratios in proxy statements in early 2018. 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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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.