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Josh Whittaker

Senior Manager

Josh Whittaker is a Senior Manager in Longnecker & Associate’s Houston office. He joined the firm in 2013 and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Thomas Edison State College. He performs research of corporate financial data and records in order to provide analytic consulting for executive management and board of directors. He also conducts and manages our compensation survey service line. Mr. Whittaker is a member of WorldatWork and Houston Compensation & Benefits.

Executive Summary

Mr. Whittaker provides analytic consulting for executive, board of director and key employee compensation in both public and privately held companies across all industries. He also conducts and manages compensation surveys for the energy industry.

Executive Compensation Consulting Experience

  • Conducts analyses on competitive executive compensation programs, including base salary, annual incentives, and long-term incentives.
  • Conducts analyses on competitive board of director compensation programs.
  • Conducts analyses on competitive all employee compensation programs and designs intuitive templates for client use.
  • Designs, conducts, and manages compensation surveys.


  • Texas Monthly Magazine, Best Companies to Work for in Texas, 2011 – 2019, ranked in the top 3 for 2011 – 2014
  • Houston’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For 2014 and 2019
  • Houston Business Journal, Fast 100 List, 2018
  • Consulting Magazine, Fastest Growing Firms, 2017 and 2018
  • Houston Business Journal, Best Places to Work, 2010 – 2012 and 2017, ranked in the top 10 the first three years
  • Forbes, America’s Best Management Consulting Firms, 2016


Bachelor Degree in Natural Science and Mathematics, Thomas Edison State College, New Jersey


Senior Manager, Longnecker & Associates

Manager, Longnecker & Associates
Senior Consultant, Longnecker & Associates
Consultant, Longnecker & Associates
Analyst, Longnecker & Associates
METOC Analyst, United States Marine Corps

Professional Affiliations

Mr. Whittaker is a member of WorldatWork and Houston Compensation & Benefits.

Certifications and Licenses

Compensation Analyst Credential – Economic Research Institute

Publications – Articles Featured

“Job openings reflect growing confidence in midstream industry”, by Nischinta Amarnath, S&P Global Market Intelligence, June 29, 2016.

“Survey Reveals Midstream Companies Focusing on Retention Efforts”, by Valerie Jones,Rigzone, July 21, 2016.

“Midstream: A Silver Lining in Oil, Gas Downturn?”, by Valerie Jones, Rigzone, March 29, 2016.

All Posts By Josh Whittaker

Establishing and Maintaining Pay Equity


//// In a previous article written by L&A in 2018, the growing concern of gender pay gaps and how they impact attraction and retention issues in corporate America was addressed. Through this process, it was discovered that the issue of the pay equity gap really was not as serious as previously thought – at least to the extent as portrayed...

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L&A Original Article: A Proxy Statement is Not a Bank Statement


If you do an internet search for “CEO pay”, you get 807 million hits, and most of those are “hits” on CEO pay. Some are warranted, and many are not.   Nowhere is this truer than CEO pay in the energy business in 2019.  Many investors rotated out of public energy investments over the past several years, in spite of...

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L&A Original Article: Executive Compensation Best Practices for 2020 Series 1 – Public Companies


Companies often ask us, “What are we not doing that we should think about as it relates to executive compensation?” We recognize the executive compensation environment is continually heating up with pressure from just about every angle, and as a result, the answers to this question periodically change. As such, we have compiled a few thoughts applicable for the current...

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L&A Original Article: Q&A with Highlights from Tudor Pickering Conference


L&A was recently invited to participate in Tudor Pickering’s 2018 Hotter N’ Hell Conference. Dan Pickering quizzed L&A’s Chris Crawford on recent executive compensation trends in the energy sector. Here are just a few highlights from that “fireside chat”. Q: It is a hot topic among shareholders, but does executive pay really matter to stock performance... isn’t it a rounding...

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L&A Original Article: Paying for Performance in Not-for-Profits


DOWNLOAD THE WHITEPAPER Updated August 2020 With the passage of the 2017 Tax Act, more scrutiny continues to be applied to not-for-profit (NFP) organization compensation. This follows recent actions from various state and federal agencies upping the ante on not-for-profit compensation. As such, we believe there will be more pressure for NFP organizations to prove pay for performance. Not-for-profits have...

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L&A Original Article: Compensation Media Bias


An article was recently published regarding the CEO of a not for profit, Health Care and Rehabilitation Services. Judith Hayward, the CEO, is reported to have received a $650,000 retirement package after 19 years of service. The author highlights the problematic excessive payment and the anger of some company employees. In the author’s words, “this story is not new.” However,...

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Houston Office

11011 Jones Road, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77070

Dallas Office

13155 Noel Road, Suite 900
Dallas, Texas 75240

Denver Office

600 South Cherry Street,
Suite 1115
Glendale, Colorado 80246

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