John R. Sinkular
Pay Governance LLC
John Sinkular is a Partner in the Detroit office of Pay Governance. For nearly 25 years, John has assisted companies with designing their executive pay programs to align to their business strategy and achieve talent objectives to drive shareholder value. John consults with publicly-traded, privately-owned and pre-IPO companies regarding executive and non-employee director pay. His work includes pay strategy, peer group development, pay level benchmarking (both U.S. and international positions), annual and long-term incentive plan design, pay-performance analyses, board pay and special situations.
John has worked with a wide range of pre-revenue, small cap and Fortune 500 companies. He works with companies in a variety of industries, business stages and situations. John has significant experience in helping companies effectively handle significant changes, including asset sales, bankruptcy, IPOs, M&A, and helping “newco” companies to be successful thereafter.
John has presented at several conferences and roundtables, including Equilar, CHRO Board Academy and NASPP, and regularly conducts research. He has published over 20 articles in national journals including Agenda, Compensation Focus, The Corporate Board, Ethical Boardroom, NYSE, World-at-Work, and Workspan, and Pay Governance’s Viewpoints. He was a contributing author to Pay Governance’s books, “Executive Pay at a Turning Point” and “Balancing the Tension”. Recent article topics include ensuring the pay program is on a strong foundation, optimizing retention impact of pay program, incentive plan goal setting, director compensation, manufacturing pay trends, considering the use of relative measures (TSR), ISS and homogenization of pay practices, and recovering from a failed Say on Pay vote.
For 11 years John worked as a Partner in Executive Compensation for Towers Perrin (now Willis Towers Watson). Prior to that, John worked for William M. Mercer.