Michael P. Chavira

Managing Director

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Los Angeles, CA
P: 310.277.5070

Michael Chavira has over 20 years of executive compensation consulting experience. He joined the firm’s New York Office in 2001, and has worked out of the Los Angeles Office since 2003. Prior to being employed by FW Cook, Michael was an executive compensation consultant with Pearl Meyer & Partners from 1995 to 2001.

Michael regularly advises Board Compensation Committees and executive management teams on executive and non-employee director pay in both public and private companies. His experience covers small and large companies in a variety of industries, including aerospace and defense, banking, biotechnology, consumer products (including apparel and footwear), home building, industrial machinery, oil and gas, food and restaurants, technology (including hardware and software), telecommunications, and utilities. He has also worked on various corporate transactions such as initial public offerings, spin-offs, mergers, etc.

Michael authors technical letters and other publications covering developments in executive and director compensation and has spoken on the topic of executive pay at compensation related events.

Relevant Experience

  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Banking
  • Biotechnology
  • Consumer Products
  • Home Building
  • Industrial Machinery
  • Oil and Gas
  • Food & Restaurants
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Utilities
  • Public & Private Companies
  • Transaction Issues (IPO, Merger, Spin-off)

Speaking Engagements and Presentations

Event | March 7, 2024
Dallas, TX

Board Strategies to Navigate 2024 and Beyond - Compensation Committee Peer-to-Peer Exchange
By Michael P. Chavira, Kenneth H. Sparling

Event | September 16, 2020

Peer-to-Peer Roundtable
By Michael P. Chavira, Managing Director
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Event | July 16, 2018
San Diego, CA

Fresh Perspectives on Compensation Committees
By Steven L. Cross, Michael P. Chavira

Event | September 14, 2017
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Expanding Pay-for-Performance Assessment Beyond TSR: Reasons, Implications, and Best Practices
By Michael P. Chavira, Managing Director
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Article | April 1, 2022
Stretching for the Stars
By Corporate Board Member with FW Cook Thought Leadership By Michael P. Chavira and Stephan D. Bosshard
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Research Report | August 17, 2010
Current Recapture Policies and the Dodd-Frank Act
By Michael P. Chavira, Managing Director
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Alert | May 19, 2009
Designing a "Repayment" Policy May Be Harder Than You Think: Issues that a Company Should Consider
By David Gordon, Michael P. Chavira
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Alert | December 29, 2006
Google Announces New Transferable Stock Option Program
By Michael P. Chavira, Managing Director
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