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Doug Friske


Doug Friske is Towers Watson’s Global Executive Compensation Line of Business (LOB) Leader, based in the Chicago office. With the firm for over 22 years, he has focused on executive compensation matters throughout his career. Doug has concentrated primarily on developing executive remuneration programs that align the interests of management and owners and provide organizations with effective means of communicating values and objectives. These programs tend to include the development of performance-based short- and long-term incentives. Many assignments involved ongoing advisory work with outside directors and senior management on topics that included incentive plan design, employment contracts, change-in-control agreements, executive benefits, and outside director pay. Doug has worked with numerous multinational and Fortune 500 corporations. He also has significant experience with private organizations, non-U.S.-headquartered companies and business units within public companies. He currently serves as the named compensation consultant to the board and management at companies spanning a wide range of industries and revenues. Doug holds a B.S. degree in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign and an M.M. degree in finance and marketing from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He often speaks at conferences and presentations on executive compensation, and he has published numerous articles on the topic. He is frequently quoted in general interest and human resource news articles and is viewed as a nationally recognized expert on executive pay.