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Matthew Brown


Mr. Brown is a Consultant in L&A’s Houston office. He joined the firm in 2017 and performs market analysis and benchmarking studies in support of executive compensation, board of director compensation and key employee compensation program reviews, he also assists with litigation support. In addition, Mr. Brown performs analytics for compensation as it relates to the Research & Development tax credit. He holds an Associate of Arts degree and is pursuing his Bachelor’s in Business from Sam Houston State University. Mr. Brown is also a member of WorldatWork.

Executive Summary

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

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.
  • Designs, conducts and manages compensation surveys.
  • Conducts analyses on competitive all employee compensation programs and designs intuitive templates for client use.


  • Texas Monthly Magazine, Best Companies to Work for in Texas, 2011 – 2020, 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


Lonestar College – Associate of Arts, Business Administration and Computer Science


Consultant, Longnecker & Associates

Professional Affiliations

Mr. Brown is a member of WorldatWork.

All Posts By Matthew Brown

Compensation in the Real Estate Industry


Introduction The pandemic has significantly impacted the real estate sector. With a surge in the number of employees who work from home, the demand for office space has softened. At the same time, growth in e-commerce has exploded, resulting in further disruption of traditional retail business. As the post-COVID effects of the pandemic continue to plague the real estate market,...

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Election Year and Its Effects on Compensation


Every January, L&A purposes to focus on major events that will shape the compensation landscape in the new year. In 2020, the biggest factor that will impact the future of compensation packages and organizational success/profitability, that is a certainty, is the 2020 presidential election this November. As L&A has attended many board meetings over the fourth quarter of 2019 and...

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L&A ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Pay-for-Performance – Not Just a Public Company Phrase


Everyone talks about it, but no one seems to know how to perfectly achieve it…pay-for-performance. We see it everywhere, on the sports fields and in the boardroom, everyone wants to correlate pay with performance. This desire has led to the continual search for the newest and best methods to achieve perfect correlation, yet still, none have found it. Likely because...

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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: What are We Paying For?


Non Performance-Based Compensation Factors & Why they Matter Too Add together the volatile ingredients of egregious CEO pay articles, gender pay gaps, say-on-pay votes, CEO pay ratio legislation, media bias, market volatility, compensation lawsuits, collegiate athlete pay debate, the corporation of ISS, proxy board elections, etc. and it’s easy to understand why nearly everyone has a strong opinion on what...

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