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Tyler Brown

Practice Leader
CCC, CAC, PHR, SPHR

Tyler Brown joined the NFP Compensation Consulting team in 2007 and is the Practice Leader. Mr. Brown holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University. Mr. Brown also managed the executive compensation program within Sysco Corporation's human resources function from 2014 until rejoining the firm in 2016. Additionally, Mr. Brown holds a Compensation Analyst Credential, is Compensation Committee Certified, and holds a designation as a Professional in Human Resources and a Senior Professional in Human Resources. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, Houston Compensation and Benefits Association, and WorldatWork.

Executive Summary

Mr. Brown has consulted extensively with public, private and not-for-profit companies across various industries, ranging from $1M in revenues to the Fortune 500. His experience spans executive and board of director compensation, annual and long-term incentive plan design, employment agreements, change-in-control, in addition to Compensation Discussion and Analysis Disclosures. Additionally, Mr. Brown managed the executive compensation department of Sysco Corporation, a Fortune 50 company.

Executive Compensation Consulting Experience

  • Designing competitive executive and board of director total compensation consisting of base salary, annual incentives, and long-term incentives for private and publicly traded companies
  • Analyze and Develop change-in-control programs
  • Drafting Employment agreements
  • Analyze under-compensation for prior years services
  • Design and draft annual and long-term incentive documents
  • Design job grade structures

Awards

  • 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
  • The M&A Advisor, Emerging Leader Award, 2019
  • 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

Education

Bachelor of Science, Texas Tech University

Employment

Present
Practice Leader, NFP Compensation Consulting

Past
Co-Chief Operating Officer, Longnecker & Associates
Senior Director, Longnecker & Associates
Director, Longnecker & Associates
Manager, Longnecker & Associates
Compensation Consultant, Sysco Corporation
Senior Consultant, Longnecker & Associates

Professional Affiliations

Mr. Brown is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), WorldatWork and Houston Compensation & Benefits (HC&B).

Certifications and Licenses

Compensation Committee Certification (CCC)
Compensation Analyst Certified (CAC)
Professional in Human Resources (PHR)
Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)

All Posts By Tyler Brown

Following Inflation & Compensation

It has been decades since Americans have experienced record high inflation. Macroeconomic conditions, monetary policy, and a long list of other factors have caused inflation to rise around 8.6% over the last 12 months, and the consensus is inflation will continue to trend higher. Inflation is projected to increase to about 9% by the end of summer followed by a...

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Compensation for a Multigenerational Workforce

In times of economic uncertainty and heightened retention concerns across all employers, utilizing capital to its highest utility is of the utmost importance. NFPCC has been diligently focused on the strategic use of compensation within client organizations. Specifically, NFPCC has consulted with clients to understand philosophical and psychological differences amongst their respective workforces. Within the U.S. workforce today, four different...

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Recruiting & Retention Crunch

The effect of the 2020/2021 economy has wrecked recruiting and budget plans, causing a shifting of power. Specifically, the transition and pausing of business in the early months of the pandemic resulting in a precipitous decline across all sectors. The economy has rebounded, yet many businesses have not been able to find or retain the talent to fill their crucial...

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What’s the Real Deal? Bridging the Gap Between Reported Pay & Realized Pay

For a long time and even more recently in a pandemic/worldwide health crisis, the compensation of executives, specifically in cyclical and commodity-based businesses, has always been scrutinized. Our firm sees articles like Forbes’ “CEO Compensation is Out of Control” and hears comments from top professionals like Warren Buffet saying, “I do not like what is going on with executive compensation."...

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The Versatile Compensation Tool Banks Need to Retain Key Employees

Bank executives have some of the most highly transferrable, in-demand skill sets, leaving boards to decipher the best and most efficient ways to stay competitive while aligning the future of their organizations. They must balance three pillars of a well-rounded talent strategy: attracting new executives, retaining mission-critical employees and aligning interests. These pillars can be boiled down to tying executives...

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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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Compensation in a Remote Work Environment

Introduction Over the last 10 months, we have watched many companies across the US begin to shift from a traditional work landscape to a “work from home” environment. The cause? An on-going global pandemic. What appears to be one of the greatest human capital management endeavors in a generation, recent events have prompted remote work opportunities faster than any other...

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The Attraction and Retention Paradigm

BUILDING SUCCESS THROUGH TALENT ACQUISITION AND PRESERVATION The importance of employee attraction and retention on overall business success is an often-debated issue. Although two very divergent schools of thought exist — either employees as assets or employees as expenses — everyone agrees on one thing: Employees are necessary to operate a business and employees want to feel valued. It has...

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SEC’s New Rule on Human Capital Disclosures

In all businesses, the single largest asset and investment are the people. As any company leader knows, the biggest cost of doing business is most oftentimes the cost of labor; inclusive of wages, benefits, payroll, or other related taxes. This investment of organizational funds has been a rising hot button topic amongst lawmakers, politicians, and organizational employees. This general traction...

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The Board’s Role in Managing Crisis

As many of us settle into what has become a new normal, businesses are feeling the wave of negative effects the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has brought to the American economy and are desperately trying to navigate the challenges brought forth by this crisis. For many it has meant salary cuts, furloughed employees and altered every-day business operations. But how should boards...

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Establishing and Maintaining Pay Equity

In a previous article written by NFPCCmp;A in 2018, the growing concern of gender pay gaps and how they impact attraction and retention issues in corporate America was addressed. Through this process, it was discovered that the issue of the pay equity gap really was not as serious as previously thought – at least to the extent as portrayed in...

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Election Year and Its Effects on Compensation

Every January, NFPCCmp;A 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 NFPCCmp;A has attended many board meetings over the fourth quarter of 2019 and...

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NFPCC Original Article: Executive Compensation Across Industries

MAJOR COMPONENTS (OR "BUCKETS") OF EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION ARE FUNDAMENTALLY SIMILAR IN PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANIES ACROSS ALL INDUSTRIES. We at NFPCC understand that although similar in function, there are certainly unique characteristics in every company’s respective compensation philosophy and pay programs. It is, however, worth mentioning that no matter how unique a company may be (i.e. industry), NFPCC has found more...

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2019 ISS Benchmarking Policy Survey – Key Findings

NFPCCmp;A REPORTS KEY FINDINGS IN ISS 2019 SURVEY On Sept. 11, 2019, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) announced the results of its 2019 Global Policy Survey based on respondents including investors, public company executives and company advisors. ISS will use these results to inform its policies for shareholder meetings occurring on or after February 1, 2020. ISS expects to release...

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NFPCC Original Article: Executive Compensation Best Practices for 2020 Series 1 – Public Companies

Companies often ask us, “What are we not doing that we should think about as it relates to executive compensation?” We recognize the executive compensation environment is continually heating up with pressure from just about every angle, and as a result, the answers to this question periodically change. As such, we have compiled a few thoughts applicable for the current...

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NFPCC Original Article: Compensation Risk Assessment- Supporting Your Claims & Avoiding Exposure

In July 2010 Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act; primarily, as a response to the financial crisis of 2007-2009. A key provision under Dodd-Frank requires public company directors to determine if the company’s compensation and governance programs incentivize or exacerbate company risk. Additionally, this rule requires companies to provide commentary within their proxy statement or...

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

NFPCCmp;A was recently invited to participate in Tudor Pickering’s 2018 Hotter N’ Hell Conference. Dan Pickering quizzed NFPCCmp;A’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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NFPCC Original Article: Paying for Performance in Not-for-Profits

DOWNLOAD THE WHITEPAPER Updated August 2020 With the passage of the 2017 Tax Act, more scrutiny continues to be applied to not-for-profit (NFP) organization compensation. This follows recent actions from various state and federal agencies upping the ante on not-for-profit compensation. As such, we believe there will be more pressure for NFP organizations to prove pay for performance. Not-for-profits have...

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NFPCC Original Article: Where Has All The Merit Gone?

It’s that time of year again as we enter the final quarter of a compensation cycle and the beginning of a new football season, with renewed hopes that this is your team’s year. With this entry into salary planning time for the general employee population, HR departments are currently in the throes of the HR “Super Bowl” of evaluating, entering,...

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CLAWBACKS—IS TOMORROW Dodd-Frank DAY, our D-Day?

“The interval between the decay of the old and the formation and establishment of the new constitutes a period of transition which must always necessarily be one of uncertainty, confusion, error, and wild and fierce fanaticism.”—John C. Calhoun CLAWBACKS—IS TOMORROW Dodd-Frank DAY, our D-Day? After speaking with the SEC, NFPCCmp;A inferred that tomorrow, Wednesday, the SEC will propose the clawback...

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