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Tyler Brown

Co-COO
CCC, CAC, PHR, SPHR

Tyler Brown joined the Longnecker & Associates team in 2007 and is the Co-Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Brown holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University. Mr. Brown also managed the executive compensation program within Sysco Corporation's human resources function from 2014 until rejoining the firm in 2016. Additionally, Mr. Brown holds a Compensation Analyst Credential, is Compensation Committee Certified, and holds a designation as a Professional in Human Resources and a Senior Professional in Human Resources. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, Houston Compensation and Benefits Association, and WorldatWork.

Executive Summary

Mr. Brown has consulted extensively with public, private and not-for-profit companies across various industries, ranging from $1M in revenues to the Fortune 500. His experience spans executive and board of director compensation, annual and long-term incentive plan design, employment agreements, change-in-control, in addition to Compensation Discussion and Analysis Disclosures. Additionally, Mr. Brown managed the executive compensation department of Sysco Corporation, a Fortune 50 company.

Executive Compensation Consulting Experience

  • Designing competitive executive and board of director total compensation consisting of base salary, annual incentives, and long-term incentives for private and publicly traded companies
  • Analyze and Develop change-in-control programs
  • Drafting Employment agreements
  • Analyze under-compensation for prior years services
  • Design and draft annual and long-term incentive documents
  • Design job grade structures

Awards

  • 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
  • The M&A Advisor, Emerging Leader Award, 2019
  • 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

Education

Bachelor of Science, Texas Tech University

Employment

Present
Co-Chief Operating Officer, Longnecker & Associates

Past
Senior Director, Longnecker & Associates
Director, Longnecker & Associates
Manager, Longnecker & Associates
Compensation Consultant, Sysco Corporation
Senior Consultant, Longnecker & Associates

Professional Affiliations

Mr. Brown is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), WorldatWork and Houston Compensation & Benefits (HC&B).

Certifications and Licenses

Compensation Committee Certification (CCC)
Compensation Analyst Certified (CAC)
Professional in Human Resources (PHR)
Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)

All Posts By Tyler Brown

Compensation in the Real Estate Industry

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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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Compensation in a Remote Work Environment

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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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The Attraction and Retention Paradigm

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BUILDING SUCCESS THROUGH TALENT ACQUISITION AND PRESERVATION The importance of employee attraction and retention on overall business success is an often-debated issue. Although two very divergent schools of thought exist — either employees as assets or employees as expenses — everyone agrees on one thing: Employees are necessary to operate a business and employees want to feel valued. It has...

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SEC’s New Rule on Human Capital Disclosures

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In all businesses, the single largest asset and investment are the people. As any company leader knows, the biggest cost of doing business is most oftentimes the cost of labor; inclusive of wages, benefits, payroll, or other related taxes. This investment of organizational funds has been a rising hot button topic amongst lawmakers, politicians, and organizational employees. This general traction...

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Election Year and Its Effects on Compensation

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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: Executive Compensation Across Industries

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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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2019 ISS Benchmarking Policy Survey – Key Findings

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L&A REPORTS KEY FINDINGS IN ISS 2019 SURVEY On Sept. 11, 2019, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) announced the results of its 2019 Global Policy Survey based on respondents including investors, public company executives and company advisors. ISS will use these results to inform its policies for shareholder meetings occurring on or after February 1, 2020. ISS expects to release...

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

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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: Paying for Performance in Not-for-Profits

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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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