Our Team

Our Team

Deep and Extensive Experience

Our principals have deep and extensive experience

Our Managing Directors have 10-30 years of direct experience in compensation and governance as advisors and in-house practitioners. We work with a broad cross-section of U.S. companies, from Fortune 100 to smaller, privately held firms, many over several decades. We believe best-in-class service is supported through exceptional talent. Our 70+ consultants are highly capable, engaged, and collaborative.


Greg Arnold

Managing Director

Greg Arnold has more than 14 years of experience advising Boards and senior management teams on a variety of compensation and governance-related matters in both public and private settings across industries. In addition to his experience as a consultant, Greg also worked for several years in a corporate HR leadership role, where he was responsible […]

Sam Askenas


Sam has over five years of direct experience supporting Compensation Committees and Management across various compensation and governance-related issues. Sam works closely with clients in both public and private company settings across a diverse range of industries. Sam holds a B.S. from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, with a double […]

Marc Baranski

Managing Director

Marc Baranski has worked with Board members and senior leadership for over 25 years to optimize business performance through addressing significant executive compensation issues that result from growth, expansion into new businesses/geographies, mergers, changes in Management, or change management initiatives. His work with clients is focused on developing reward strategies, identifying performance measurement and management […]

Justin Beck


Justin Beck has more than three years of executive compensation experience working with publicly traded and privately held firms. Justin has helped clients across a broad range of issues, including equity and incentive plan strategy, pay benchmarking, equity dilution management, and Say on Pay support.

Deborah Beckmann

Managing Director

Deborah brings over 20 years of experience in compensation and human capital management, with deep expertise in aligning business strategy to talent strategy. Previously, Deborah was Global Head of Human Capital Management (HCM) Employee Experience at Goldman Sachs. Prior, she was at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company as Global Executive and Healthcare Compensation. Deborah holds the designations […]

John Borneman

Managing Director

John has nearly 25 years of experience as an executive compensation advisor, with broad expertise in consulting to boards of directors and senior management on compensation and related governance issues. His clients range in size from Fortune 100 enterprises to small- and mid-sized companies. John is a thought leader in helping companies manage the pay-for-performance relationship and navigate emerging trends in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues related to executive…

Sara Bourdouane


Sara Bourdouane has over five years of executive compensation experience working with public and private companies across a broad range of industries. She has advised companies transitioning into the public markets, or experiencing other special situations, on compensation and governance matters. Sara holds a BS in Commerce- Finance and Management from McIntire at the University […]

Roger Brossy

Managing Director

Roger Brossy has been an executive compensation consultant since 1981. He was the President of Sibson & Company and served on its Board of Directors for many years before co-founding Semler Brossy Consulting Group. Roger also served as Sibson’s Practice Director for Financial Services. Roger is a member of the Dean’s Council for the Gallatin College of New York University.

Seymour Burchman

Senior Advisor

Seymour Burchman has been an executive compensation consultant for over 20 years. His work focuses on reinforcing key strategies and leading to improved shareholder value through the identification of performance measures and goal setting processes. He has served companies across a wide range of industries, including financial services, healthcare, high technology and publishing.

Jennifer Carmichael

Executive Assistant

Jennifer Carmichael supports John Borneman, Seamus O’Toole and Margaret Hylas. Originally from the U.K., Jennifer moved from The Netherlands, where she worked for Foot Locker Europe BV, to the US in 1999. In Houston, TX, she worked for Better Homes and Gardens|Gary Green as a PA, EA and Manager for 14 years. After moving to […]

Madeleine Casey


Madeleine joined Semler Brossy in 2019. Madeleine has worked with boards and management teams at public and private companies across a wide range of industries, with a particular focus on compensation philosophy, incentive program design, and other governance matters. Madeleine holds a Bachelors in Sustainable Development from Columbia University.

Stephen Charlebois

Managing Director

Steve has 15+ years of executive and international compensation consulting experience gained through a combination of external consulting and in-house roles. He has extensive experience working across a broad spectrum of domestic and international executive and director pay issues. He has directly worked and lived in both Europe and North America, helping to bring a […]

Natalie Coffin


Natalie joined Semler Brossy in 2019. She primarily has worked with Boards and management teams at public companies but also has experienced with private companies and pre-IPO companies across a broad range of industries. Natalie holds a duel B.A. in Economics and Government from Claremont McKenna College.

Christine Crutchley

Manager, Talent &Development

Christine Crutchley is the Manager of Talent and Development at Semler Brossy. She supports talent-related firm efforts such as talent acquisition, training, coaching, performance management, firm events, and talent metric reporting. Christine has over seven years of client services and HR experience, including recruiting, training and development, coaching and support, and driving business metrics. Prior […]

Jodi Daggs

Chief Administrative Officer & LA Office Lead

Jodi is Chief Administrative Officer and LA Office Lead and has been at Semler Brossy for over 14 years. She heads the firm’s Operations including various HR functions, benefits, management analysis and reporting, vendor management, liaison to accounting, protection and risk management, and administrative staff management. She also drives the firm’s policies, procedures. and culture. Jodi […]

Thomas Diamante

Chief Talent Officer

Dr. Thomas Diamante brings 25 years of c-level, cross-industry and cross-cultural management consulting experience.  Formerly of CIT Group, serving as Director, Talent & Organizational Capability, Tom consulted across industries as follow-up to a global role at Merrill Lynch (Global Securities Research & Economics). At Merrill, he was Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Development, co-leading […]

Anel Diaz

Executive Assistant

Anel Diaz joined Semler Brossy in February of 2020. She is the Office Manager for Semler Brossy’s New York office and an Executive Assistant, supporting Deb Beckmann, Kathryn Neel, and Nika Regnier. Previously, Anel was the Head Teacher at Happy Hearts daycare. Prior, she worked at Eileen Fisher.

Mark Emanuel

Managing Director

Mark has 15 years of executive and management compensation consulting experience with Semler Brossy. He advises clients across industries, with a depth of expertise in retail and consumer-facing businesses and financial services. He particularly enjoys helping companies navigate strategic transformation and turnarounds through thoughtful metric selection and goal-setting. Mark holds a BS in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College.

Andrew Friedlander


Andrew joined Semler Brossy in 2019. He has experience serving clients with various ownership structures and across industries. He advises clients on a spectrum of executive compensation and governance topics, including actionable ESG and HCM guidance, pay philosophy, and incentive design. Andrew holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the Robert Day […]

Michelle Garrett


Michelle Garrett has extensive experience advising clients on the legal, tax and regulatory aspects of designing and implementing employment agreements, severance and change-in-control arrangements, and incentive compensation programs, as well as executive compensation matters in connection with mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, and other business transactions. Prior to joining Semler Brossy, Michelle was an attorney in […]

Rami Glatt


Rami has over ten years of executive and board compensation consulting experience. Rami serves as Semler Brossy’s lead liaison and technical expert on ISS and Glass Lewis. He works across a variety of industries, with depth of expertise in Real Estate, Industrials, as well as private-to-public transitions. Prior, Rami was at Mercer Consulting, where he designed and assessed compensation programs. Rami graduated from Yeshiva University, summa cum laude.

Michael Gorski


Michael has 15 years of experience in the executive compensation industry. He has worked extensively across all industries and has expertise working with both public and private compensation structures, including pre-IPO transitions.  Prior to joining Semler Brossy in 2012, Michael was Director of Professional Services at Equilar Inc., the leading provider of corporate leadership data […]

Margaret Hylas


Margaret Hylas joined SBCG in July 2015. She has advised senior management and boards of directors across a range of executive pay, broad-based pay, and corporate governance issues that public and private companies face. Margaret graduated from Hamilton College in 2015 with a BA in Economics and minor in Government.

Jami Hunter

Executive Assistant

Jami Hunter joined Semler Brossy in January 2022. She is the Executive Assistant to Deborah Beckmann and Austin VanBastelaer. Prior to joining Semler Brossy, Jami spent 14 years in the travel and tourism industry. She holds a Bachelors in Hospitality and Tourism Management from San Diego State University and a Masters in Global Affairs from […]

Blair Jones

Managing Director

Blair Jones has 30 years of executive compensation consulting experience. She has worked extensively across industries and has depth of expertise working with companies in transition. Prior to joining Semler Brossy, Blair was the practice leader in Leadership Performance and Rewards at Sibson and an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company. Blair holds the designations […]

Rachel Ki

Senior Consultant

Rachel joined Semler Brossy in January 2018 and has worked with boards and management teams at public and private companies across a wide range of industries. Prior to joining the firm, Rachel worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a certified public accountant (CPA). Rachel graduated from Boston College with a BS in Finance and Accounting.

Eric King

Senior Consultant

Eric King has experience across a broad spectrum of executive compensation issues facing publicly traded and privately held companies including annual and long-term incentive plan design, 280G analysis, valuation of market-based equity awards, CEO succession planning, peer group development, and Say on Pay support. Eric graduated from  Claremont McKenna College.

Dan Marcus

Senior Advisor

Dan Marcus has over twenty-five years of experience consulting to senior management and boards of directors on corporate governance issues, performance measurement, development and management compensation design. Prior to joining SBCG, Dan was a Worldwide Partner with Mercer Human Resource Consulting and served as Managing Partner of SCA Consulting.

Robert Martin


Robert Martin has more than six years of executive compensation experience advising senior management and boards of private and publicly-traded companies across a range of executive and broad-based compensation topics and governance-related matters. Robert graduated from University at Albany with a BA in Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Analysis

Eury Mundy

Billing Manager

Eury Mundy is the Billing Manager at Semler Brossy.  Eury oversees and streamlines billing services and accounts receivable processes.  Eury joined Semler Brossy in 2014 and has more than 20 years’ experience in accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll working across multiple industries including professional services, entertainment, and manufacturing.  Eury has an Associate’s Degree in […]

Anna Natapova


Anna brings over 20 years of experience to compensation and total rewards in consulting and corporate environments. She is known for designing and delivering executive, broad-based, and sales total rewards programs that align with company strategy and desired behaviors. She also brings clients hands-on experience in redesigning executive compensation programs, policies, and processes to address changing business environments, shareholder feedback, and regulatory requirements. Anna is well-versed in integrating compensation with…

Kathryn Neel

Managing Director 

Kathryn has 15 years of experience in executive compensation and leads Semler Brossy’s New York office, located in the iconic Empire State Building. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies, privately-owned and/or private equity financed companies, those undergoing IPO/spin-offs, and recently public companies. She draws on her diversified client experience to identify the right solution for each client. Previously, Kathryn was a partner at FW Cook. Prior, Kathryn was a CPA…

Seamus O’Toole

Managing Director

Seamus has over fifteen years of executive compensation consulting experience. He has deep expertise working with companies in transition, highly innovative companies, and high-growth industries. Seamus employs a deep analytical skill base and a problem-solving approach to construct creative solutions that fulfill client needs, including rewarding leaders for achieving results that create sustainable shareholder value. Prior to Semler Brossy, Seamus founded a technology consulting boutique focused on data and process…

Kristofer O’Toole

Senior Consultant

Kris joined Semler Brossy in 2016 and has advised boards and senior management teams across a variety of executive compensation and governance-related issues. He works closely with clients in both public and private company settings, and has experience advising companies through transactions such as M&A and IPOs. Kris is a graduate of the Fordham Gabelli […]

Jason Oney

Senior Consultant

Jason advises senior management and Boards of private and publicly-traded companies across a range of executive and broad-based compensation topics and governance-related matters. He has experience across many industries with a particular focus on Fortune 100 and high-growth technology companies. Jason graduated from Concordia University, St. Paul with a BA in Mathematics.

Phillip Pennell

Senior Consultant

Phillip Pennell joined Semler Brossy in July 2016. He has worked with boards and management teams at public and private companies across a wide range of industries, with a particular focus on incentive program design, turnarounds, and activist investors. Phillip has a BA from Claremont McKenna College.

Jen Radomski

Executive Assistant

Jen Radomski joined Semler Brossy in September 2017 after spending over 20 years in New York City and Chicago. Formerly a Photographer’s Agent in the Advertising field, she has over 14 years of Executive Assistant experience having worked for Lazard Freres in New York and as Office Manager for the Chicago office. Jen supports Todd […]

Nika Regnier

Chief Marketing Officer

Nika is Chief Marketing Officer at Semler Brossy, where she leads all efforts related to the firm’s brand, thought leadership, and client engagement efforts. Regnier comes to Semler Brossy from SSA & Company, a management consulting company, and its parent firm G100 Companies. She brings over 10 years of marketing expertise in brand strategy, IP […]

Felipe Rubio


Felipe joined Semler Brossy in January 2019. He has worked with boards and management teams at public and private companies across a wide range of industries. Felipe graduated from Cornell University with a dual BA in Economics and Government, and a Minor in International Relations.

Shanzeh Sajid

Office Manager/Billing Assistant

Shanzeh Sajid joined Semler Brossy in August 2021. She is the Office Manager for Semler Bossy’s LA office and Billing Assistant, supporting Eury Mundy. Shanzeh holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Media Technologies from Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California.

Theresa Scheese

Executive Assistant

Theresa joined Semler Brossy as an Executive Assistant in September of 2005 supporting Blair Jones and Marc Baranski. Prior to Semler Brossy, Theresa was with Sibson Consulting for over 20 years. She attended Florida Atlantic University and is a certified Paralegal.

Richard Semler


Richard Semler has been an executive compensation consultant since 1988. He was World Practice Leader for Management Performance and Rewards at Sibson & Company and served on its Board of Directors. Prior to that, Rich was a Citicorp Vice President responsible for worldwide and executive compensation and U.S. Regional Human Resources.

Todd Sirras

Managing Director

Todd Sirras joined SBCG in 2002 and was named Managing Director in 2005. Prior to SBCG he was a Senior VP in Bank of America’s Asset Management Group and a trader in listed equity options for O’Connor & Associates. He is a graduate of NYU Stern School of Business, the University of Virginia, and Phillips Exeter Academy.

Barry Sullivan

Senior Advisor

Barry Sullivan carries more than 15 years of experience advising boards and management teams on executive and strategic pay issues. Prior to joining Semler Brossy in 2008, Barry worked within Mercer’s Human Capital practice, and he previously operated a successful building services firm in Chicago. Barry holds his MBA from the University of Illinois, and he carries the designation of Certified Executive Compensation Professional (CECP).

Olivia Tay

Olivia Tay

Senior Consultant

Olivia joined Semler Brossy in 2015. She primarily advises public company boards but also has experience with private companies and pre-IPO companies. She has experience across a broad spectrum of executive compensation issues including benchmarking pay levels and practices, annual and long-term incentive plan design, peer group development, and CD&A/ proxy drafting. She has also helped clients navigate Say on Pay challenges and assisted in developing shareholder outreach materials. She…

Chip Thomas


Chip Thomas has been an executive compensation and human resource consultant since 1985. He was the National Accounts Leader at Sibson & Company, managed North American consulting and also served on its Board of Directors. Chip has extensive experience in serving Boards and Senior Executives in the areas of incentive design and performance measurement.

Doug Tormey


Doug Tormey is our lead technical advisor providing expertise on tax, legal, and accounting issues, particularly in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and buy-outs. He is a frequent lecturer and author, including contributions to ERISA and Benefits Law Journal and Compensation & Benefits Management. Doug received his JD degree from Hofstra Law School and a BA degree from Fordham University.

Austin Vanbastelaer


Austin is a founding member of Semler Brossy’s New York Office and is now located in Boston. He advises clients on strategic compensation issues, including during periods of transformative change. As a result, Austin’s client base covers a variety of industries–including fintech, biotech, and retail–and company performance contexts.

Christen Warfield

Executive Assistant

Christen Warfield joined Semler Brossy in November of 2019. She is the Executive Assistant to Eric King, Tom Diamante, and the Talent Team.  Previously, Christen was Executive Assistant and the Credentialing Specialist to the Corporate Office for a large Skilled Nursing Healthcare provider covering California and Arizona, and has 20 years of executive support experience.  […]

Brooke Warhurst


Brooke has four years of executive compensation consulting experience, supporting Compensation Committees and management teams across a broad range of industries. She has specific expertise in advising companies on strategic transformations, ESG-related pay practices, and short- and long-term incentive design. Brooke is a frequent contributor to industry thought leadership and has been featured in Agenda […]

Scott Winters


Scott Winters joined Semler Brossy in 2018. Scott has worked with senior management and Compensation Committees on issues such as short- and long-term incentive plan design, governance considerations, equity plan administration and IPO preparation. Prior to joining the firm, Scott worked in litigation consulting and procurement. Scott graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara […]

Jennifer Wong


Jennifer joined Semler Brossy in 2019. Jennifer has worked with public and private companies on various executive and broad-based compensation issues including incentive program design, pay benchmarking and leveling, pay-for-performance analysis, and other governance matters. Jennifer holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. 


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