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Ryan P. Hourihan

Managing Director
Los Angeles
Executive and Broad-Based Compensation
Annual and Long-Term Incentive Design
Board of Director Compensation
Board and Leadership Assessment
Private Company Compensation
BS, University of Southern California
Certified Executive Compensation Professional
Lominger Competency Model
Decision Styles Assessment

Commitment to Clients

I strive to be viewed as a trusted advisor to all of my clients by providing a differentiated, client-centric, partner-driven, and strategically oriented approach to consulting. I view compensation issues from both a strategic and business perspective in order to develop creative, yet practical solutions that resonate with participants as well as stakeholders.


Ryan P. Hourihan is a managing director with Pearl Meyer. He has over ten years of experience advising boards and senior management on incentive compensation design, corporate governance, and performance measurement with the objective of supporting business strategy, value creation, and shareholder interests. Ryan is particularly experienced in compensation challenges unique to privately held firms seeking to compete with publicly traded firms. His clients have included Fortune 500 organizations, privately held companies, and pre-IPO ventures across an array of industries. 

Prior to joining Pearl Meyer, Ryan co-founded Echelon Compensation Partners, a boutique consulting firm that specialized in offering privately held and small- to mid-cap public organizations with high-level management compensation services.

Ryan is a Certified Executive Compensation Professional and holds a BS from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business.

Publications and Presentations By Ryan P. Hourihan

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