John Borneman

A Range of Industries

    A Range of Industries Team Members

    John Borneman

    Managing Director

    John has been an executive compensation advisor for over 20 years, with broad experience consulting to boards of directors and senior management. His clients range in size from Fortune 500 enterprises to small- and mid-sized companies. John is a thought leader in helping companies manage the pay-for-performance relationship and he has extensive experience working with companies in transition (e.g., M&A, IPO, spinoffs, turnarounds, leadership changes). Prior to joining Semler Brossy,...

    Richard Semler

    Chairman

    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.

    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.

    Barry Sullivan

    Managing Director

    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).

    Tatyana Day

    Senior Consultant

    Tatyana joined Semler Brossy in early 2014 and has worked with both publicly traded and privately held companies on a variety of executive compensation issues. She has experience helping companies prepare for an IPO across various industries. Tatyana graduated from the University of California, San Diego, with a B.A. in Economics and minors in Business and Music.

    Margaret Hylas

    Senior Consultant

    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.

    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.

    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...

    Sara Bourdouane

    Consultant

    Sara Bourdouane has more than three 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 […]

    Scott Winters

    Consultant

    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 […]

    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...

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    John has been an executive compensation advisor for over 20 years, with broad experience consulting to boards of directors and senior management. His clients range in size from Fortune 500 enterprises to small- and mid-sized companies. John is a thought leader in helping companies manage the pay-for-performance relationship and he has extensive experience working with companies in transition (e.g., M&A, IPO, spinoffs, turnarounds, leadership changes). Prior to joining Semler Brossy, John was a Senior Vice President with Farient Advisors and a Principal with Mercer Human Resource Consulting and SCA Consulting. John holds the designation of Certified Executive Compensation Professional (CECP).