Compensation Consulting Los Angeles

Compensation Consulting is a complex and controversial field, not only because of recent changes in law and abuses in Executive Compensation, but also in light of changing social attitudes.

In assessing competitive compensation levels and designing base salary and incentive compensation plans, we offer customized solutions to match the different needs of public and private companies, and not-for-profit organizations.

Public Companies have increased responsibilities under current statutes, with increased scrutiny from shareholders, regulators and legislators. Stock plans are more expensive than ever and the methodology to determine cost (i.e., FAS123R) is complicated.

Owners of privately held businesses have their own challenges; for example, how to keep the senior executives motivated and loyal, often without providing an actual ownership interest in the company.

Not-for-Profit organizations, and their Board members, expose themselves to penalties imposed on them personally for "excessive" compensation paid to executives under IRC Section 4958. Click here to go to our Not-For-Profit section.

We understand these issues and offer incisive solutions through Compensation Audits to provide a quick analysis of special issues like market rate comparability, exempt/non-exempt issues or pay discrimination vulnerabilities. More detailed projects might cover Board compensation, bonus programs, stock compensation plans and deferred compensation arrangements.

back to top

Services under Compensation Consulting:

Case Studies:

"Mark worked with during its formative stages, advising us on virtually all forms of compensation, from the Board to the staff. He helped us determine our philosophy, strategy and tactical responses to a very fluid technical market and changing organization needs. We came to view him as a trusted advisor."

Terrell Jones CEO (1996-2002)

"Mark has an extensive knowledge of executive and general compensation that he is easily able to apply in very practical ways to achieve effective solutions at the board or company level."

Peter M. Shapiro
VP Human Resources
Electro Rent Corporation

Get Mark’s List of 10 Classic Compensation Blunders

Over the years we've seen certain problems crop up on a regular basis. Though common, the following short list of pitfalls often have innovative and even bold solutions that turn blunders into opportunities. In some cases they can be avoided entirely.

Privacy Policy: We will NEVER share, rent or sell your information to any organization.