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Bruce Overton is one of the nation’s leading compensation experts. He develops compensation programs for many Fortune 500 companies, as well as for small, entrepreneurial, high-growth companies in all industries. He analyzes labor markets in order to recommend compensation levels, and designs specific programs for private and public companies. He frequently advises company board members on specific executive compensation strategies, He has been quoted on executive compensation trends in The Harvard Business Review and The Wall Street Journal.
Bruce conducts ongoing seminars and speeches. He has also published more than 100 articles on base compensation, incentive compensation, sales compensation, and international compensation. He authored The Executive Compensation Answer Book, which was published by Aspen Law & Business, New York, NY, in 1996 (revised in 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, and 2012). Bruce participated in developing all the courses on executive compensation offered by the American Compensation Association (now renamed World at Work), an international association for compensation and benefit professionals. He taught on their faculty for more than 20 years and was awarded a life membership.
Bruce conducts his compensation consulting practice from Atlanta, GA, where he leads the Compensation Consulting Group of The Benefit Company. His primary areas of consulting are Base Compensation, Incentive Compensation, and Executive Compensation. In addition to more than 20 years of human resource consulting, he has 18-plus years of line management experience with both large and small companies. He was Director of Worldwide Compensation and Vice President of Personnel for 12 years at RJR Nabisco. He also served as Director of Compensation and Benefits for Unijax, Inc., and as a Regional Personnel Manager with Xerox.