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.
Jon Weinstein is a Managing Partner in Pay Governance’s Philadelphia Office. Jon has over 20 years of experience in advising Compensation Committees and senior management teams at Fortune 500 and other multinational organizations in the development of effective, creative and pragmatic executive incentive pay systems and arrangements. Jon has been involved in a wide range of projects to align companies’ executive reward programs with their business strategies and has a particular focus on corporate governance and long-term incentive plan design. Jon has also served on Pay Governance’s Leadership Committee.
Before joining Pay Governance, Jon was the Executive Compensation Business Leader for Towers Watson's East Division responsible for approximately 100 global executive compensation practitioners. Prior to its merger with Watson Wyatt, Jon served on Towers Perrin's Audit Committee of the Board of Directors for several years. Prior to joining Towers, Jon served as Chief of Staff to Philadelphia City Councilman W. Thacher Longstreth.
Jon has been a guest speaker on compensation issues to governance and industry groups, such as the National Association of Corporate Directors, the Bar Association, and WorldatWork. Jon has also lectured at Cornell University, the McCombs Business School of the University of Texas, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Jon graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an honors major in English and a concentration in Economics. He graduated summa cum laude and was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he made Director's list.
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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.