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James F. Reda

James F. Reda & Associates, LLC
Founder and Managing Director
New York, NY, USA

James F. Reda, Founder & Managing Director of James F. Reda & Associates, LLC

Consulting Experience
Jim works with both public and private organizations in planning, creating, and implementing incentive programs.  Jim also advises companies on incentive strategy, including long- and short-term senior executive employment arrangements, change-in-control metrics, business combinations, shareholder rights, and corporate governance issues.  He is a recognized expert in the area of integrating incentive and corporate strategies.  Jim has more than 21 years of experience specifically in the area of senior executive compensation.

Work Experience
Prior to recently forming his own firm, Jim worked at three major executive compensation consulting firms.  He began his executive compensation consulting career at The Bachelder Group in 1987, where he worked for nine years.

Jim has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University and an S.M. in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management.

Professional Activities
Jim has recently been appointed to the Lombard Street Group as part of the Financial Regulatory Reform Collaborative (consortium of MIT, University of Chicago and University College London).  Jim is also a member of the Conference Board Task Force on Executive Compensation.  Jim is a member of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, WorldatWork, The National Association of Stock Plan Professionals, Compensation Task Force, National Association of Corporate Directors, and the New York Society of Security Analysts, for which he serves on the Corporate Governance and Shareholders Rights Committee.  He is the founder and former Chair of the Atlanta Chapter of NACD.  He is a commissioner member of the recently published NACD Blue Ribbon Committee entitled “Executive Compensation and the Role of the Compensation Committee.”

Jim has also been featured in national publications such as the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Financial Times and the New York Times.  In addition he has appeared on Bloomberg, ABC World News, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and Fox Business News.  Jim has written numerous articles on executive compensation, stock award programs, long-term incentive strategy, merger and acquisition issues, and compensation committees in publications such as The Corporate Board, Directorship, Directors & Boards, Journal of Deferred Compensation, WorldatWork Journal, Director’s Monthly, Journal of Taxation of Employee Benefits, and Journal of Compensation & Benefits.  He has published books on executive compensation, including Pay to Win:  How America’s Successful Companies Pay Their Executives (Harcourt:  2000), and The Compensation Committee Handbook (John Wiley:  2007), which is in its third edition.


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