James F. Reda, Managing Director with the Gallagher Human Resources & Compensation Consulting practice, 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 30 years of experience specifically in the area of senior executive compensation. Prior to forming his own firm in 2004, 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.
Jim is a member of the American Society of Corporate Secretaries, WorldatWork, The National Association of Stock Plan Professionals, 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. 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: 2014), which is in its fourth edition.