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Jacob Harden

Jacob Harden

Vice President
Executive and Board of Director Compensation Reviews
Annual and Long-Term Incentive Plan Design
Working with Pre-IPO Companies
ISS and Glass Lewis Policy
Life Sciences and Technology
BS Finance, DePaul University

Commitment to Clients

The market for talent is constantly changing and rapidly evolving. I aim to provide clients with data-driven insight and market-informed perspectives that ultimately support their business strategy. I provide a practitioner’s lens to talent management.


Jacob Harden is a vice president at Pearl Meyer. He advises boards and management in all areas of executive compensation, including compensation benchmarking, short- and long-term incentive program design, equity utilization, severance, and change-in-control provisions. 

He has worked with companies from pre-IPO to the Fortune 500, across numerous industries, including life sciences, technology, and manufacturing. Before joining Pearl Meyer in January of 2022, Jacob spent eight years in Aon’s Human Capital Solutions practice as part of the Executive Compensation Consulting team. 

He graduated from DePaul University with a bachelor’s degree in finance. 


Publications and Presentations By Jacob Harden

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