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Tyler Brown

Practice Leader

Tyler Brown joined the Longnecker & Associates 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


  • 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


Bachelor of Science, Texas Tech University


Practice Leader, Longnecker & Associates

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

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 L&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...

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