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Tyler Brown

Senior Director

Tyler Brown joined the Longnecker & Associates team in 2007 and is a Senior Director in Longnecker & Associates’ Houston Office. 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


  • 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


Bachelor of Science, Texas Tech University


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

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 Orginal 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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2019 ISS Benchmarking Policy Survey – Key Findings


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


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


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: Where Has All The Merit Gone?


It’s that time of year again as we enter the final quarter of a compensation cycle and the beginning of a new football season, with renewed hopes that this is your team’s year. With this entry into salary planning time for the general employee population, HR departments are currently in the throes of the HR “Super Bowl” of evaluating, entering,...

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