Vice Chairman, Executive Pay & Governance

Mr. Becker is a Vice Chairman in our Executive Pay & Governance business.

Mr. Becker partners with boards and management teams to create sustainable organizations and enhance the effectiveness of the board/CEO relationship. As part of this effort, he works with these groups in the design and development of reward programs to align executive efforts and results with the success of the company. His financial background provides him with a grounded perspective on performance measurement and performance management. Since 2008, Mr. Becker has been included almost every year on the Directorship 100, a list published by NACD Directorship magazine recognizing the most influential people who are shaping agendas and corporate governance issues in boardrooms across America.

Mr. Becker has worked with major public and private corporations across multiple industries. His clients range the spectrum from Fortune 100 companies to pre-IPO start-ups. He has worked with companies involved with initial public offerings, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as helped organizations develop new reward philosophies and approaches to support a major change in business direction.

Mr. Becker is a frequent speaker on executive compensation topics and has been quoted in numerous notable publications. He is often asked to contribute opinion pieces to the various Board magazines. He is also the co-author/editor of one of the most highly regarded books on Executive Compensation: Understanding Executive Compensation and Governance: A Practical Guide – Fourth Edition.

Mr. Becker received his Master’s of Business Administration in finance from Columbia Business School and has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in accounting from the University of Massachusetts. He is a licensed CPA in New York State.