Kathryn L. Neel


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New York, NY
P: 212.294.0101

Kathryn Neel has been a compensation consultant with the firm for nearly 10 years.

Since joining the firm, Kathryn has provided independent compensation consulting services to a wide variety of our clients across many industries, including food, beverage, retail, apparel, financial services and pharmaceuticals. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies as well as several smaller companies, some of which are privately owned and/or private equity financed, and some companies going through the IPO process or who have recently gone public.

Kathryn’s primary work consists of advising board compensation committees on matters pertaining to short and long-term incentive plan design, financial goal-setting and measurement, executive and non-employee director compensation, peer selection and competitive analyses, and corporate and board governance matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Kathryn was a certified public accountant (CPA) with Ernst & Young LLP in the financial services practice of their New York office.

Relevant Experience

  • Family-Owned/Controlled Companies
  • Food and Beverage
  • Retail
  • Apparel
  • Financial Services
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Private Companies
  • IPO, Spin-Off Transactions
  • Incentive Plan Design
  • Total Compensation Reviews
  • Director Compensation
  • Employment and Severance Arrangements

Speaking Engagements and Presentations

  • April 5, 2016 | New York, NY
  • Equilar and Nasdaq’s Compensation Committee Forum
  • Using Incentive Goal-Setting to Help Drive Strategy and Value Creation
  • Kathryn L. Neel, Principal
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  • October 9, 2013 | New York, NY
  • Global Equity Organization
  • Panel Discussion: The Secrets of Relative TSR Plans
  • Kathryn L. Neel, Principal
  • April 30, 2012 | Boston, MA
  • Solium Synergy 2012 Equity Compensation Conference
  • Is Relative TSR the Answer?
  • Kathryn L. Neel, Principal
  • March 30, 2012 | Jersey City, NJ
  • Hispanic National Bar Association Corporate Counsel Conference
  • Employment Law and Executive Compensation
  • Kathryn L. Neel, Principal


  • Research Report | January 16, 2017
  • 2016 Annual Incentive Plan Report
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  • Alert | December 2, 2015
  • Proxy Advisory Firms Release 2016 Policy Updates
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  • Research Report | October 1, 2009
  • The 2009 Top 250 Survey
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  • Alert | June 12, 2009
  • Obama Administration Releases Executive Compensation Principles and Proposals for U.S. Public Companies
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