Description of Core Consulting Service Areas

Total Reward Strategies
Helping organizations build a total compensation strategy is a starting point in defining how financial and nonfinancial rewards can be used to assist in achieving business goals and improve productivity. Our consulting services can identify the business factors to be considered, the design team required within the organization, and various design alternatives including the optimum mix and targeted pay from all potential rewards.

Base and Incentive Compensation
Overton Consulting Inc. uses the authoritative surveys from Economic Research Institute (ERI) as a primary resource in establishing competitive values of total cash compensation (salary plus annual incentive). We also design salary ranges, salary increase programs, geographical pay differentials, annual incentive plans, long term incentive plans including stock award plans, and plan administration requirements.

Executive Compensation
In this specialized area of total rewards, our firm offers assistance in identifying the tax and accounting impact as well as the advantages and disadvantages of various forms of executive pay, particularly equity-based and nonequity-based long term incentives and executive contracts for both public and private organizations. Mr. Overton also has expertise in developing programs for executives on overseas assignments.

Board Compensation Committee Advisory Services
Both public companies and not-for-profit organizations are now required to have independent advisors on executive pay, and private companies are finding it valuable to also use independent advisors on establishing appropriate pay levels and pay programs for executives. Mr. Overton frequently advises company Board members on executive pay.

Outside Director Compensation
Overton Consulting Inc. conducts an annual survey of non-employee director compensation and so that the firm can provide advice on types and levels of remuneration and current trends in this specialized area of compensation.

Performance Management
The cornerstone of any compensation program is the organization performance planning processes. Our firm can guide organizations on merit pay plans, performance evaluation forms, and incentive compensation payout schedules, and, we offer training programs in this area.