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Greg Swanson

Greg Swanson

Managing Director
Los Angeles
Executive Compensation
Director Compensation
Incentive Plan Design
Change-in-Control Arrangements
Supplemental Retirement Arrangements
BS, Warner Pacific University

Commitment to Clients

My number one goal is to help my clients make wise, informed decisions regarding the way they compensate their people. To do that, I need to understand their business and their unique strategy for growing long-term enterprise value, earn their trust as a partner, and then back up that trust with credible and thoughtful advice.


Greg Swanson is a managing director at Pearl Meyer and a member of the firm’s national banking practice. He has more than 20 years’ experience consulting with public and private companies on all aspects of executive and board compensation, including governance, education, compliance, communication, philosophy, design, implementation, monitoring, modeling, benchmarking, succession planning, employment agreements, and more. The majority of his work in recent years has been focused on executive and director compensation issues affecting community and regional banks. Greg is a frequent speaker at banking association conferences and is a regular author on board and executive pay topics.

Prior to joining Pearl Meyer, Greg was the founder and managing member of Swanson Advisory Services, LLC, an independent compensation consulting firm headquartered in the Pacific Northwest and focused exclusively on serving the needs of community and regional financial institutions. Greg merged his practice into Pearl Meyer when he joined the firm in April 2012. Prior to Swanson Advisory Services, Greg practiced as a consulting actuary, with particular emphasis on executive compensation and benefit plans.

Greg received his BS in mathematics from Warner Pacific University and he is an associate of the Society of Actuaries.

Publications and Presentations By Greg Swanson

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