Matthew Kleger

Matthew Kleger

Senior Principal, Executive Pay & Governance


Mr. Kleger is a Senior Principal in Korn Ferry’s Executive Pay & Governance Practice. He provides strategic pay and governance consulting services to Boards of Directors and senior management across a variety of industries with focus on publicly-traded organizations. Mr. Kleger works with companies to evaluate, design, and implement pay programs in context of an organization’s business, talent and compensation strategies. As a strategic and creative problem solver, he is skilled in managing through ambiguous situations and delivering results that support desired business objectives.

Mr. Kleger has over fifteen years’ experience in the executive pay and governance field. His consulting approach and perspective is enhanced by his deep understanding of financial statements, the regulatory landscape and decision-making implications for shareholders and other key constituents. Mr. Kleger works across multiple industries and sectors with focus on life sciences, financial services & insurance and industrial & manufacturing. He is a frequent speaker on executive compensation and benefit topics and has recently spoken at events sponsored by NASPP, NACD, Equilar and WorldatWork. Mr. Kleger has also authored various articles on executive compensation and benefits topics.

Mr. Kleger holds a B.S. in Accounting as well as an MBA in Finance from Rutgers University. In addition, he is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Pennsylvania as well as a Certified Equity Professional (CEP) and Certified Executive Compensation Professional (CECP). Mr. Kleger is a member of NASPP, WorldatWork, AICPA, PICPA and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.