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Perla Cruz

consultant | New York 347-708-7579


Perla Cruz is a Consultant in the New York office of Pay Governance. Her experience includes competitive assessments of executive and director compensation, compensation and performance peer group development, analysis related to annual and long-term incentive plan design, and pay-for performance assessments. Perla works with a wide range of clients in various industries including technology, financial services, retail and energy sectors.


Perla graduated Magna Cum Laude from the City College of New York with a B.A. in Economics, with a specialization in Finance.

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S&P 500 CEO Compensation Increase Trends

CEO pay continues to be a widely debated topic in the media, in the boardroom, and among investors and proxy advisors. As the U.S. was in the heart of the 2008-2009 financial crisis, CEO total direct compensation (TDC; base salary + actual bonus paid + value of long-term incentives [LTI]) dropped for 2 consecutive years. Continue reading

Long-Term Pay-For-Performance Alignment: A 10-Year Review of CEO PSU Plan Payout Histories

With the introduction of say-on-pay (SOP) in 2011 and the increased clout of proxy advisory firms on executive compensation program designs, the performance share unit (PSU) has become a common feature of executive long-term incentive (LTI) programs among U.S. public companies. Continue reading

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