"Mark worked with Travelocity.com 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."
"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."
"Through the years, Easter Seals Southern California has confidently partnered with Lipis Consulting on a range of difficult compensation projects and related issues. As a non-profit social services organization, Easter Seals is always constrained by scarce financial resources while needing compensation programs that sufficiently reward a mission driven workforce. Incredibly, Lipis Consulting has always developed innovative and workable solutions to the challenges while staying consistent with the reality of the non-profit world."
"Our employees include kid's marketing, promotions and communications professionals who consistently produce award winning work. We knew the company was not getting the appropriate level of credit for our way-above-average benefit plans.
LCI designed benefits statements with a kid's theme that matched our culture and promoted our plans effectively. Each page of each statement was unique so that the employee saw only the benefits that applied to him or her. Even our in-house programmers were impressed with the sophisticated programming. The statement was easy to comprehend and appealed to the "promotions and marketing" mindset of our employees. We are confident our employees now understand and appreciate the investment that we make in this critical aspect of our overall program."
"Mark has worked with Rentrak for several years, conducting multiple assignments at the Board and Executive level. LCI has been a significant help to our Board and to me by providing not only data but also a clear understanding of our objectives and strategic advice. He and his team have been extraordinarily responsive and a pleasure to work with."
"I have worked with Mark for more than ten years. LCI provides excellent customer service and demonstrates the utmost professionalism. Mark takes into account our special needs and incorporates the nuances of our Company into his recommendations. Their responsiveness to unique circumstances that have arisen is nothing less than heroic."
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.