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Merryman Putnam

Senior Consultant

Merryman partners with clients to provide compensation expertise including total compensation measurement studies where her expertise ranges from creating a compensation philosophy to market review, analysis, and recommendations. She has worked with public, private, and nonprofit entities in a variety of industries.

Throughout Merryman’s career, she has managed compensation plans for executives and boards of directors, coordinated the preparation of CD&As for proxy statements, and managed deferral communications and enrollment. She has prepared comprehensive market data, analysis, and comparison for executive and mid-level employees, performed targeted peer group proxy studies, and provided board of directors’ market data and best practices, compensation review, and recommendations. Merryman began her career in various trust and investment roles at a Fortune 500 bank before she transitioned into compensation work.

Function & Specialization

  • Market pricing and analysis
  • Salary structure creation
  • Job description review
  • Compensation philosophy review/creation

Representative Clients & Past Experiences

  • Portfolio Recovery Associates
  • The CORE Institute
  • Life Care Centers of America
  • Plexus
  • Impact Makers
  • Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation

Education, Licenses & Certifications

  • MBA, University of Richmond
  • B.A., Economics, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College
  • C.E.C.P.–Certified Executive Compensation Professional (WorldatWork)
  • Registered representative (Series 7) (inactive)

Professional Associations & Community Organizations

  • WorldatWork
  • SHRM
  • The Board of Visitors
  • The Junior League of Phoenix