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David Seitz

David Seitz

Managing Director
Executive Compensation Strategy
Long-Term Incentive Design/Performance Metrics
Business Restructurings (IPO, Spin-off, M&A)
Outside Director Compensation
Latin America Compensation
BS, University of Illinois
MBA, Northwestern Kellogg School of Management

Commitment to Clients

As a trusted advisor to boards and management teams, I bring a deep understanding of compensation and financial analysis, benchmarking, and plan design to the table and help my clients effectively link compensation plans with their long-term business and leadership strategy. I approach each client relationship with candor and confidence and work to provide balanced and independent advice that can create a competitive advantage for my clients.


David Seitz is a managing director at Pearl Meyer. He has over 30 years’ experience in executive compensation consulting and particular expertise in long-term incentive plan design. Additional areas of concentration include total compensation strategy, incentive performance metrics, executive retirement, and global compensation, among others.

David has worked with companies across all industries, with specific focus on financial services, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and energy. He has helped develop the executive compensation strategy for numerous types of significant business change, such as reorganizations, turn-arounds, IPOs, and mergers and acquisitions. David has extensive experience with private companies of all forms including family and private equity. He has also assisted many companies based in Latin America with executive compensation.

Prior to joining Pearl Meyer, David held positions as director of executive compensation at Willis Towers Watson, where he served as a client liaison in Latin America and created the firm’s US long-term incentive survey. He also served as a compensation consultant with Hewitt Associates, where he consulted with US clients and managed the firm’s US executive compensation database. He also spent two years in the UK and helped launch the firm’s UK database.

David holds a BS in finance from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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