John R. Ellerman is a Partner based in the Dallas office of Pay Governance. John is an active consultant who advises the compensation committees of Fortune 500 companies. Several of these clients have been served by John for 16 years or more. John's clients are principally in the energy services sector; however, he also has clients and relevant experience in the retailing, high technology, general manufacturing, casual dining, and financial services industry.
John has both BBA and MBA degrees from Stetson University.
Prior to joining Pay Governance, John was the managing partner in the executive compensation practice for Towers Watson (formerly Towers Perrin). For the last 15 years, John was the practice leader for that firm's executive compensation and rewards practice for the U.S. Western region.
John is a noted speaker on executive compensation and has presented to The Conference Board, WorldatWork, the Directors College of Corporate Governance, and other prominent groups. He was a contributing author of Marking Mergers Work: The Strategic Importance of People. John is often quoted in the business press and has been cited in The Wall Street Journal and other major newspapers.
In addition, John has held an appointment to the Division of Sponsored Research at M.I.T. After completing his academic pursuits and before entering the consulting profession, John served two years in the Department of Defense as a systems analyst.