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Ed McGaughey

Ed McGaughey

Senior Advisor
Executive and Employee Incentive Plan Reviews and Construction
International and Expatriate Executive Programs
Due Dilligence, M&A Support, and Re-Organizations
Executive Package (Hire and Departure) Negotiations and Structuring
Energy, Manufacturing, and Not-for-Profit Sectors
BS, University of Houston

Commitment to Clients

Supporting clients in compensation plan design and administration across several business sectors has defined my career. Doing so has involved public and privately held companies, start-ups and spin-offs, and PE-launched firms in the US and across Europe, as well as parts of Latin America. Building strong relationships—some that have lasted for 15 years—hinge on an understanding of the client's business, their mission and culture, and communicating effectively with both management and the board. Our Houston office has a strong team with an average tenure of more than 10 years and we work seamlessly together to achieve our clients' goals.


Ed McGaughey, a senior advisor at Pearl Meyer, has over 25 years of experience in executive and board compensation, including extensive experience in international executive and global employee compensation plan development, due diligence support, re-domestication, negotiations assistance, M&A related issues, executive expatriate compensation, and job measurement. He has authored several ongoing compensation surveys in the energy and manufacturing sector.

He previously founded Human Factors in 1986, serving as its president, and was a human resources executive in the energy industry. Ed founded Pearl Meyer's Houston office in 2002. He continues to support key clients and is a leader in growing the energy team.

An Army veteran, Ed is a graduate of the University of Houston.

Publications and Presentations By Ed McGaughey

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