Dana Martin
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Dana Martin

Senior Client Partner

Dana Martin is a Senior Client Partner with the Chicago office of Korn Ferry. Mr. Martin works with boards and senior management to ensure alignment of organizational strategy, compensation design and competitive positioning.

Mr. Martin advises companies on creating performance-oriented programs for executives that support and enable their business strategies. He has advised Boards and executives at a number of leading public and private organizations.

Mr. Martin currently consults for several agriculture and chemical companies including Archer Daniels Midland, Arizona Chemical, Berry Plastics, Bunge, Cargill, Dow Chemical, Fonterra, Green Plains Renewable Energy, Infineum, Ingevity, Momentive, The Mosaic Company, Ocean Spray, Pacific Ethanol, Platform Specialty Products, Wells’ Dairy and others.

Mr. Martin has over 15 years of compensation experience on both the consulting and corporate side. He worked as a Compensation Manager for a large global agriculture/chemical company for five years supporting several businesses in North and South America.

Mr. Martin’s expertise centers on performance management, executive reward program design, and the alignment of incentives with organizational value. He has helped clients navigate complex issues around the design, cost and optics of their programs. His technical capabilities include equity valuation, tax & accounting, regulatory considerations, shareholder relations & disclosure, and deferred compensation. Mr. Martin partners with clients to provide customized compensation solutions.

Mr. Martin received his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Business with concentrations in Finance and Strategy.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan with concentrations in Organizational Studies and Psychology. Dana is a Certified Executive Compensation Professional as designated by the WorldatWork Society.

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