We Simplify the Complexities of the Executive Pay Process.

Our consultants are skilled at helping clients design and administer programs that appeal to reason, hold up under scrutiny and successfully link executive pay to shareholder value.

We Collaborate to Deliver Foresight and Candor

Our objective and collaborative approach has proven successful in boardrooms and C-suites alike, as over a quarter of companies within the S&P 500 can attest.

The consultants in our firm work as a team to share our collective knowledge and experience with our clients. This collaboration allows us to share our foresight in designing and administering pay programs. Board members and managers alike appreciate the forthright input we provide in real-time situations.

We Are Invested in Our Clients’ Success

We want to provide advice from a position of knowledge. At the onset of an engagement we want to become as familiar as possible with our clients’ business. To accomplish this, we spend time learning about a company’s strategy, culture, challenges, pay programs and processes. This allows us to candidly assess the current programs and offer valuable advice from the beginning and as our relationship evolves. Since our typical client relationship spans multiple years, our goal is to work alongside our clients in the role of trusted advisor.

Our Solutions Are Tailor-Made.

Because we believe that every client’s business is different, we also believe that compensation programs and strategies should be designed to suit the specific company situation. The proliferation of competitive data and the influence of say-on-pay for public companies has caused compensation strategy and plan design to be increasingly homogeneous. FW Cook consultants tailor their advice and provide creative solutions that fit the client and situation at hand.

We design custom solutions with the ingenuity to drive value and the foresight to endure.

Compliance is a Requirement, Not a Solution.

An executive compensation consulting firm should deliver value that reaches far beyond compliance. We believe that a thorough grasp of regulatory, tax and proxy advisory firm issues is a basic skill set required of any compensation consultancy. While our firm is a recognized leader in the areas of compliance and technical issues, we don’t stop there. Our solutions are designed to solve clients’ issues first, then adapted to address external factors.

We Know Your Industry

Our expertise extends across a multitude of industries of varying complexity. Knowing a company’s specific objectives and understanding the marketplace in which it operates is a competitive advantage. The collective experience of our advisors includes many years in all the major business sectors. With over 600 clients, we have experienced consultants in all industries.


  • Banks
  • Insurance
  • Real Estate


  • Oil & Gas
  • Equipment & Services


  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Equipment Supplies
  • Biotechnology
  • Life Science Services


  • Transportation
  • Aerospace
  • Building Products
  • Construction & Engineering
  • Professional Services
  • Machinery
  • Commercial Services
  • Electrical Equipment

Consumer Discretionary

  • Automotive & Components
  • Consumer Services
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Leisure
  • Consumer Durables & Apparel
  • Retailing
  • Media

Consumer Staples

  • Food & Beverage
  • Tobacco
  • Food Staples
  • Household Personal Products

Information Technology

  • Software & Services
  • Technology Hardware & Equipment
  • Semiconductor/Equipment


  • Chemicals
  • Metals & Mining
  • Containers & Packaging
  • Paper & Forest Products

Telecommunication Services

  • Diversified
  • Wireless


  • Electric
  • Gas
  • Multi-Utilities
  • Independent & Renewable

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