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Kyle Lamport

Senior Manager
CCC, CAC

Mr. Kyle Lamport is a Senior Manager in L&A’s Houston office. He joined the firm in 2015 as a Consultant and holds a BBA in Management from Mays Business School at Texas A&M University – focusing on accounting and finance. Mr. Lamport leads market analysis and benchmarking studies in support of executive compensation, board of director compensation and key employee compensation program reviews. He holds two accreditations, Compensation Committee Certified and Compensation Analyst Credential. Mr. Lamport is a member of Houston Compensation & Benefits Association and WorldatWork.

Executive Summary

Mr. Lamport provides analytic consulting for executive, board of director and key employee compensation in both public and privately held companies across various industries.

Executive Compensation Consulting Experience

  • Market competitive board of director, executive and key employee total compensation review and design (public, private and non-profit spaces).
  • Annual and long-term incentive plan design advisory services.
  • Salary grade structure and job description design advisory services.
  • Succession planning design advisory services.
  • CD&A review advisory services.

Awards

  • 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
  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Metropolitan Scholarship (HLSR) in 2010
  • 102nd Infantry Division Scholarship (United States Army) in 2010
  • Top Ten Percent State Scholarship (State of Texas) in 2010

Education

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Mays Business School
Bachelor of Business Administration, Management (Accounting & Finance)

Employment

Present
Senior Manager, Longnecker & Associates

Past
Manager, Longnecker & Associates
Senior Consultant, Longnecker & Associates
Consultant, Longnecker & Associates

Professional Affiliations

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

Certifications and Licenses

Compensation Committee Certified (CCC) – Economic Research Institute
Compensation Analyst Credential (CAC) – Economic Research Institute

All Posts By Kyle Lamport

Renewed Focus on Executive Pay for Performance

It’s been nearly twelve years since The Dodd-Frank Act was enacted as a direct response to the financial crisis of 2008. The Act holds many sections detailing regulations to be enforced; however, a recent resurgence of proposed pay for performance mandates from 2015 have surfaced and are, once again, in the spotlight for consideration by the SEC. What is Pay...

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Rising Inflation and Executive Salary Increases

Salary budget planning for 2022 has been a hot discussion as companies moved to finalize budgets for this year. In general, salary forecast trends for 2022 are currently tracking to be about one percent higher than previous projections earlier in 2021. Recent pulse surveys (conducted by Mercer, SHRM and WorldatWork) have surfaced suggesting companies are now looking to make increases...

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Compensation Strategies & Emerging Trends for 2022

Companies preparing compensation strategies for 2022 can expect similar conditions to what we have seen in 2021. The ever-changing environment along with sporadic regulatory requirements from COVID protocols are forcing companies to be more adaptable. Believing the US economy and workforce will retreat to their pre-pandemic form is unreasonable. Therefore, companies must continue to adapt, taking lessons learned from 2021....

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Compensation in a Remote Work Environment

Introduction Over the last 10 months, we have watched many companies across the US begin to shift from a traditional work landscape to a “work from home” environment. The cause? An on-going global pandemic. What appears to be one of the greatest human capital management endeavors in a generation, recent events have prompted remote work opportunities faster than any other...

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L&A Original Article: Executive Compensation Across Industries

MAJOR COMPONENTS (OR "BUCKETS") OF EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION ARE FUNDAMENTALLY SIMILAR IN PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANIES ACROSS ALL INDUSTRIES. We at L&A understand that although similar in function, there are certainly unique characteristics in every company’s respective compensation philosophy and pay programs. It is, however, worth mentioning that no matter how unique a company may be (i.e. industry), L&A has found more...

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L&A Original Article: Running Effective Board and Committee Meetings

L&A attends over 100 board and committee meetings annually. Each meeting is unique; however, there is a key factor that makes a meeting and its discussions fruitful: PREPARATION. Benjamin Franklin once said “failing to prepare is preparing to fail.” L&A agrees with this adage, as an effective meeting can leave your team focused and energized. In fact, a single good...

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L&A Original Article: Compensation Resolutions for the New Year

While many businesses have a solid business plan in place, they often neglect implementing a compensation strategy. Without proper planning, it’s easy to offer too much or too little money to compete for talent and with the labor market at 3.9% unemployment (December 2018); it is critical to get compensation right to attract and retain the best. More troublesome is that some...

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L&A Original Article: Compensation Risk Assessment- Supporting Your Claims & Avoiding Exposure

In July 2010 Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act; primarily, as a response to the financial crisis of 2007-2009. A key provision under Dodd-Frank requires public company directors to determine if the company’s compensation and governance programs incentivize or exacerbate company risk. Additionally, this rule requires companies to provide commentary within their proxy statement or...

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L&A Original Article: Timing Long-Term Incentives

Introduction We are now in the 8th year of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”). Among other things, the implementation of Dodd-Frank meant the majority of public issuers had to learn to navigate the waters of shareholder advisory votes on executive compensation, better known as “Say on Pay”. Every year, management teams, boards of directors, outside...

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L&A Original Article: Incentive Plan Changes are Coming

Over the past eighteen months, discussions on incentive compensation structures have been taking on a different element at a rapid clip in boardrooms across the country – as a result of investor pressures in the energy industry, annual incentive and long-term incentive performance metrics are getting the full health physical treatment.  As we move into the second half of 2018,...

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