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Soren Meischeid

consultant | New York 347-708-7578

Soren Meischeid, a consultant located in New York, assists with a wide range of Pay Governance clients including energy, life sciences and professional services. He also works with higher education and not-for-profit clients.

He has experience with various aspects of executive compensation including competitive benchmarking for executives, short and long-term incentive plan design, peer group development, and pay-for-performance assessments.

Prior to joining Pay Governance, Soren worked as a Business Analyst for Metamorphic Ventures, a New York City based venture capital fund focused on start-up and early stage Transactional Media and Digital Commerce companies.

He holds a B.A. in International Relations and Environmental Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

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