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Mike Thompson

Mike Thompson / Consultant

Mike has more than 25 years of compensation experience. He has consulted in the design and communication of compensation plans for employees, executives and board members working in a broad cross-section of industries, including consumer products, manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, retail and wholesale, publishing, telecommunications and energy. His experience includes designing annual and long-term incentive plans, regulatory compliance, communicating and implementing all types of compensation plans, and developing multinational compensation programs, sales and other variable compensation plans. He has extensive exposure to all major position evaluation methodologies, and has in-depth knowledge of all major compensation surveys and analytical techniques.

Mike was a Managing Director of Frederic W. Cook & Co. through December 2002 and was responsible for the Chicago office. Previously, Mike held management positions in the human resources departments of three major corporations: at Sara Lee Corporation as the Executive Director, Compensation and Executive Development; at Zenith Electronics as the Director, Compensation; and at Continental Bank Corporation as the Manager of Incentive Plans.

Mike received his M.B.A in Finance from DePaul University in 1985, with prior degrees from DePaul in Philosophy and French in 1977 and 1973.

Mike is an active member of WorldatWork, from which he has received its Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Chicago Compensation Association. He speaks and writes on a wide variety of compensation issues.

Email: mike@b-cresources.com

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