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Matthew Brown

Senior Consultant

Mr. Brown is a Senior Consultant in NFPCCmp;A’s Houston office. 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, he also assists with litigation support. 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.

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 and 2019
  • 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, Longnecker & Associates

Consultant, Longnecker & Associates

Professional Affiliations

Mr. Brown is a member of WorldatWork.

Certifications And Licenses

Compensation Analyst Certified (CAC) – Economic Research Institute

All Posts By Matthew Brown

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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Compensation in the Real Estate Industry

Introduction The pandemic has significantly impacted the real estate sector. With a surge in the number of employees who work from home, the demand for office space has softened. At the same time, growth in e-commerce has exploded, resulting in further disruption of traditional retail business. As the post-COVID effects of the pandemic continue to plague the real estate market,...

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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: What are We Paying For?

Non Performance-Based Compensation Factors & Why they Matter Too Add together the volatile ingredients of egregious CEO pay articles, gender pay gaps, say-on-pay votes, CEO pay ratio legislation, media bias, market volatility, compensation lawsuits, collegiate athlete pay debate, the corporation of ISS, proxy board elections, etc. and it’s easy to understand why nearly everyone has a strong opinion on what...

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