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David Jones

David W. Jones

Executive Compensation
Director Compensation
Incentive Plan Design
Business Performance Analysis
Expert Witness, US Tax Court
MBA, Fuqua School of Business at Duke University
BS, Davidson College
Certified Compensation Professional

Commitment to Clients

In my role as a principal, I act as independent advisor to client companies and their compensation committees to ensure that they receive comprehensive, objective advice on the complex issues they face. This means working on an independent but collaborative basis to address unique client needs and place them in the proper context of their business objectives and overall competitive market practices. My ultimate goal is assisting clients with aligning the competitiveness of their performance with the competitiveness of their pay.


For over 30 years David Jones has consulted with a broad range of public and private companies, as well as non-profit organizations, on all matters related to executive and board compensation, with a particular industry emphasis in banking. He is a member of Pearl Meyer’s National Banking Industry Team; and has been accepted as an expert witness in the US Tax Court on executive compensation in the financial services industry.

Prior to joining Pearl Meyer, David was a principal in the executive compensation practice at Mercer Human Resource Consulting and directed the compensation consulting practice for a national correspondent bank and a boutique consulting firm working primarily in the banking industry.

After graduating with honors from Davidson College, he served on active duty as a Captain in the US Army with branch assignments in field artillery and finance. David earned his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University with an emphasis on corporate finance.

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