James F. Dickinson, Principal
Jim Dickinson is a Principal in the Philadelphia office of Pay Governance with nearly 20 years of executive compensation consulting experience. He works with Compensation Committees and senior management teams in the development of executive compensation and outside director pay programs. Jim has broad experience in the design, calibration, and communication of annual and long-term incentive programs. His client base centers on Fortune 1000 companies, particularly those in the energy, insurance and industrial sectors. Jim has been a contributor to various articles and newsletters on topics related to executive compensation and speaks regularly at professional and industry organizations.
Daniel Kaufman, Lead Consultant
Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC
Dan consults with boards of directors and senior management on all aspects of executive and director compensation. Areas of expertise include competitive benchmarking, short-term and long-term incentive plan design, alignment of pay and performance, compensation disclosure and technical issues. He advises public and private companies ranging from S&P500 companies to pre-IPO startups. Dan has been involved with executive compensation issues for over a decade both as a consultant and in a corporate role. He has a broad range of industry experience covering banking/financial services, payment technologies, business services, retail, consumer goods and media. Prior to rejoining Meridian, Dan spent over four years at a multi-billion dollar public company leading global HR functions including executive compensation, total rewards, payroll and HRIS. Dan previously worked as a Senior Associate in Mercer’s executive compensation practice and began his career as a strategy and technology consultant. Dan has an M.B.A in strategy and marketing from UCLA Anderson School of Management and a B.S. in psychology from Duke University.