Commitment to Clients
I believe that a well-designed compensation program can be a tremendous driver of company performance and differentiation, not just a cost of doing business. An incentive compensation plan can’t replace a thoughtful business strategy or a talented management team—but it can reinforce both of those things. My role as an advisor starts with making sure my clients have all the information necessary to make an informed decision, but it doesn’t end there. Ultimately, my goal is to translate my client’s unique value proposition into a tailored compensation program that increases the company’s long-term success.
Jan Koors is a senior managing director with Pearl Meyer and head of consulting services. In this role, Jan is focused on leveraging the firm’s consulting capabilities and enhancing relationships with our national marketing partners. She is a member of the leadership team which guides the firm’s strategy.
Jan has more than 30 years’ experience in executive compensation and governance and has consulted to companies of all sizes and industries. She advises company boards and management teams on all aspects of strategic human capital decision-making. Jan helps companies deconstruct their long-term value creation objectives into tailored HR strategies that go beyond simple competitive parity—designing programs that consider a company’s specific business strategy, management talent, and corporate culture.
A noted expert in the field, Jan has been quoted in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Marketplace, and Financial Times. She has appeared on CNN’s MoneyLine and NBC Nightly News, and has spoken at numerous seminars on executive and director compensation issues.
In 2022, Jan was named for the fifteenth time to the NACD D100 list of the most influential people in corporate governance. She is an NACD Governance Fellow, and serves as faculty for the NACD’s Master Class programs. She also leads Pearl Meyer’s relationship with Women Corporate Directors.
Jan received her BA from Wellesley College and is a member of the Wellesley College Business Leadership Council. She is on the board of directors for The Big Shoulders Fund in Chicago and the advisory board for the Berger Institute of Claremont McKenna College.