Pay Governance

The experts in executive compensation consulting.

Pay Governance is a thought leader in executive compensation consulting.

We are proactive and bring new ideas and wisdom to our clients as part of our regular meeting process and release of thought pieces (Viewpoints), allowing them to evaluate trends and address changing shifts in the environment.

To that end, we have prepared several Viewpoints including the SEC’s PVP rules, the impact of ESG incentive plan measures on incentive plan payouts, the effect of stock buybacks on stock price, capital investment, and incentive compensation, and trends in CEO pay to name just a few.

Pay Governance LLC is an independent firm that serves as a trusted advisor on executive compensation matters to board and compensation committees. Our work and client partnership helps ensure that our clients’ executive rewards programs are strongly aligned with performance and supportive of appropriate corporate governance practices. We work with nearly 400 companies annually, are a team of nearly 60 professionals in 13 U.S. locations with affiliates in Europe and Asia with experience in a wide array of industries, company life cycles and special situations.



Mike Kesner

Mike Kesner

Partner, Pay Governance