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Jannice L. Koors

Pearl Meyer & Partners
Managing Director and Office Director
Chicago, IL, USA


Ms. Koors is a Managing Director with Pearl Meyer & Partners, and head of the Chicago office. She has more than 20 years of experience in the field of executive compensation and performance measurement, with an emphasis on performance-based annual and long-term incentive design.  She advises company boards and management on all aspects of compensation, including determination of competitive market pay levels and practices, employment contract structure, annual and long-term incentive design, performance measure selection and calibration, non-employee director compensation design and corporate governance issues.  She is also responsible for the Firm's annual Director Compensation Study, published in conjunction with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

Ms. Koors has worked with a wide variety of clients; both publicly-traded and privately-held.  Her clients include Abercrombie & Fitch, ALLETE, Charming Shoppes, Charter Communications, Herman Miller, Hormel Foods, iStar Financial and PrivateBancorp.

A frequent author and speaker on compensation topics, Ms. Koors has been quoted in publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Newsday, Womens' Wear Daily, and Directors' Alert.  She has appeared on CNN's MoneyLine, NBC Nightly News, and has spoken at numerous seminars and workshops on executive and director compensation issues.  In 2008 and 2009, Ms. Koors was named to the Directorship 100 list of most influential people in corporate governance.  She serves as faculty for the NACD's Directors Professionalism programs. She has written articles for Corporate Board, WorldatWork and the USC Tax Institute.  Prior to joining Pearl Meyer & Partners, Ms. Koors was with the executive compensation practices of SCA Consulting, Towers Perrin and Price Waterhouse. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Wellesley College.


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