BiographyMs. Koors is a Managing Director with Pearl Meyer & Partners, and head of the Chicago office. She has 25 years of experience in the field of executive compensation and performance measurement, with an emphasis on performance-based annual and long-term incentive design. She advises company boards and management on all aspects of compensation, including determination of competitive market pay levels and practices, employment contract structure, annual and long-term incentive design, performance measure selection and calibration, non-employee director compensation design and corporate governance issues. She is also responsible for the Firmís annual Director Compensation Study, published in conjunction with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).
Ms. Koors has worked with a wide variety of clients; both publicly-traded and privately-held. Her clients include ALLETE, Discover Financial Services, Herman Miller, Hormel Foods, Interdigital Corp., and Nationstar Mortgage.
A frequent author and speaker on compensation topics, Ms. Koors has been quoted in publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Newsday, and Directorsí Alert. She has appeared on CNNís MoneyLine, NBC Nightly News, and has spoken at numerous seminars and workshops on executive and director compensation issues. In 2013, Ms. Koors was named for the fourth time to the Directorship 100 list of most influential people in corporate governance. She is an NACD Governance Fellow, serves as faculty for the NACDís Director Professionalism and Master Class programs, and was a member of the 2010 Blue Ribbon Commission on Performance Metrics and the 2011 BRC on the Role of Lead Directors. She has written articles for Corporate Board, WorldatWork and the USC Tax Institute. Prior to joining Pearl Meyer & Partners, Ms. Koors was with the executive compensation practices of SCA Consulting, Towers Perrin and Price Waterhouse. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Wellesley College.