By David Swinford, president and CEO, Pearl Meyer

The independence of the compensation consultant plays an important role in the development of strategically-aligned executive compensation plans, and has impact on regulation, perception, and effectiveness of the advice. How can a consultant know the organization well enough to understand its long-term strategy, but maintain an outsider’s perspective?

This Q&A with David Swinford is based on a panel discussion at the 2017 National Association of Corporate Director’s (NACD) Leading Minds of Compensation East conference.

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