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Matthew Brown

Senior Consultant

Mr. Brown is a Senior Consultant for NFP Compensation Consulting. He joined the firm in 2017 and performs market analysis and benchmarking studies in support of executive compensation, board of director compensation and key employee compensation program reviews. In addition, Mr. Brown performs analytics for compensation as it relates to the Research & Development tax credit. He holds an Associate of Arts degree and is pursuing his Bachelor’s in Business from Sam Houston State University. Mr. Brown is also a member of WorldatWork and holds a Compensation Analyst Credential and is Compensation Committee Certified.

Executive Summary

Mr. Brown provides analytic consulting for executive, board of directors and key employee compensation in both public and privately held companies across various industries.

Executive Compensation Consulting Experience

  • Conducts analyses on competitive executive compensation programs, including base salary, annual incentives and long-term incentives.
  • Conducts analyses on competitive board of director compensation programs.
  • Designs, conducts and manages compensation surveys.
  • Conducts analyses on competitive all employee compensation programs and designs intuitive templates for client use.


  • Texas Monthly Magazine, Best Companies to Work for in Texas, 2011 – 2020, ranked in the top 3 for 2011 – 2014
  • Houston’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For 2014, 2019 and 2020
  • Houston Business Journal, Fast 100 List, 2018
  • Consulting Magazine, Fastest Growing Firms, 2017 and 2018
  • Houston Business Journal, Best Places to Work, 2010 – 2012 and 2017, ranked in the top 10 the first three years
  • Forbes, America’s Best Management Consulting Firms, 2016


Lonestar College – Associate of Arts, Business Administration and Computer Science


Senior Consultant, NFP Compensation Consulting

Consultant, NFP Compensation Consulting

Professional Affiliations

Mr. Brown is a member of WorldatWork.

Certifications And Licenses

Compensation Analyst Credential (CAC) – Economic Research Institute
Compensation Committee Certified (CCC) – Economic Research Institute

All Posts By Matthew Brown

The Vital Role of Executive Compensation Benchmarking in Non-Profit Organizations

In the realm of non-profit organizations, where missions supersede profits, executive compensation plays a critical role in attracting and retaining top talent. However, determining appropriate compensation levels can be complex, especially in an environment where resources are limited, and transparency is paramount. This article explores the importance of executive compensation benchmarking in non-profit organizations, shedding light on why it matters...

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Reimagining Total Rewards: A Holistic Approach to Employee Engagement

In today's dynamic professional landscape, the concept of compensation has transcended the conventional understanding. It is part of the holistic approach we know as total rewards. This comprehensive assortment of benefits and incentives extends beyond the monetary aspect, which has continued to be an upward trend over the last several years. This article navigates through the terrain of total rewards...

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Four-day Workweeks are Gaining Traction

Despite remote working exponentially increasing over the last two years, the standard workweek has continued to be five days, which became the standard roughly 80 years ago. You might be wondering why five-day workweeks are in place and the answer is fairly straightforward: Henry Ford believed shifting to five days instead of six would improve prosperity in America. Many other...

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Renewed Focus on Executive Pay for Performance

It’s been nearly twelve years since The Dodd-Frank Act was enacted as a direct response to the financial crisis of 2008. The Act holds many sections detailing regulations to be enforced; however, a recent resurgence of proposed pay for performance mandates from 2015 have surfaced and are, once again, in the spotlight for consideration by the SEC. What is Pay...

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Election Year and Its Effects on Compensation

Every January, NFPCC purposes to focus on major events that will shape the compensation landscape in the new year. In 2020, the biggest factor that will impact the future of compensation packages and organizational success/profitability, that is a certainty, is the 2020 presidential election this November. As NFPCC has attended many board meetings over the fourth quarter of 2019 and...

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NFPCC ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Pay-for-Performance – Not Just a Public Company Phrase

Everyone talks about it, but no one seems to know how to perfectly achieve it…pay-for-performance. We see it everywhere, on the sports fields and in the boardroom, everyone wants to correlate pay with performance. This desire has led to the continual search for the newest and best methods to achieve perfect correlation, yet still, none have found it. Likely because...

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NFPCC Original Article: Q&A with Highlights from Tudor Pickering Conference

NFPCC was recently invited to participate in Tudor Pickering’s 2018 Hotter N’ Hell Conference. Dan Pickering quizzed NFPCC’s Chris Crawford on recent executive compensation trends in the energy sector. Here are just a few highlights from that “fireside chat”. Q: It is a hot topic among shareholders, but does executive pay really matter to stock performance... isn’t it a rounding...

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