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Sharon Podstupka

New York
Communication Strategy
Executive Compensation Disclosure and Design
Employee Education
Stakeholder Engagement
Proxy Production
BA, New York Institute of Technology

Commitment to Clients

There has never been a more critical time to effectively communicate about pay. Regulators, shareholders, activists, proxy advisors, and employees want to know who is earning what and why. Given today’s focus on pay inequality, it’s not just about executive compensation anymore. Companies need to remove the mystery around pay for everyone. I help my clients create communication strategies and develop content that go beyond technical details and get to the heart of compensation.


Sharon Podstupka is a principal at Pearl Meyer. She is a trusted advisor to boards and executive management teams in the areas of executive and broad-based employee compensation communication and change management. With over 25 years of consulting experience, she is one of the original pioneers of executive compensation disclosure best practices and has proven success in creating effective strategies and delivering content in challenging business environments and under intense scrutiny from investors and proxy advisory firms. Sharon has extensive experience in a broad range of industries, including financial services, manufacturing, oil and energy, retail, biopharma/biotech, and healthcare.

Sharon joined Pearl Meyer in 2013 after 17 years at Towers (Perrin) Watson, where she served as a director in the talent and rewards segment and led the executive compensation communications services team for the Americas. Prior to that, she was a compensation and benefits administrator and communication specialist at EMI-Capitol Music Group.

Sharon is a popular conference panelist at major industry events, including those hosted by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Women Corporate Directors (WCD), and WorldatWork. She frequently contributes to industry publications including Workspan, Corporate Board Member, and, and has also been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Business, and Agenda.

She holds a BA in communication from the New York Institute of Technology.

Publications and Presentations By Sharon Podstupka

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