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John R. Sinkular

partner | Detroit 248-890-3766


John is a Partner in Pay Governance's Michigan office. He specializes in the analysis, design and implementation of executive compensation programs that drive shareholder value. John consults with publicly-traded, privately-owned and pre-IPO companies in a wide spectrum of industries regarding executive and non-employee director pay programs. He has experience in helping companies effectively handle significant changes, including asset sales, bankruptcy, IPOs, mergers and acquisitions. John has worked with numerous Fortune 500 and other prominent companies and has a particular focus on people-intensive businesses. He works with companies in a variety of industries, including auto suppliers, branded consumer products, insurance, manufacturing, and not-for-profit organizations.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Pay Governance, John was a Principal at Towers Perrin (now Towers Watson).

Additional Information

John holds the distinction of Certified Compensation Practitioner, as awarded by the American Compensation Association.


John earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska - Omaha and a Master of Arts degree in Economics from Wayne State University.

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