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Alliance Compensation

Alliance Compensation

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The Alliance Approach

EXPERIENCE

100+ years of compensation experience in a variety of industries

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EXPERTISE

Solutions built on business and technical expertise for sound decision-making

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Delivering superior service and quality solutions that support business goals

Our Geo Footprint

Seattle / Puget Sound, Washington

Greater Portland, Oregon

San Francisco / San Jose, California

Spokane, Washington / Boise, Idaho

Los Angeles / San Diego, California

Salt Lake City, Utah

Denver, Colorado

Phoenix, Arizona

Billings, Montana

Las Vegas, Nevada

What People Say About Us

” Two recent opportunities to engage an external compensation consultant have presented themselves to me. Both centered on looking for compensation expertise and experience to get our global pay system up and running before the next annual cycle. I wanted a team who had “been there and done that” and could advise/consult on all fronts, including anticipating how design criteria and decisions would affect our future pay and rewards decisions. A team that knew how to plan the work to achieve our goals and objectives, and was affordably priced for my budget. From two different companies my experience has been excellent. I would definitely use them again. “

David Broman, Head of Global Total Rewards

Rakuten Group

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“I needed a comprehensive update of our base salary system – alignment to market, updated salary structures, pay ranges and rethinking our policies. And without the expertise internally to know where to start or what to do, having an experienced consultant with specific experience work with us and navigate the project was invaluable. The partnership was exceptional, Jim truly sought to understand our business needs and deliver a workable solution… from updating job descriptions to identifying market data to detailed analysis to manager and employee training, the support was outstanding. Now I use Alliance as our staff expert to keep us aligned with our pay philosophy and strategy every year and to lead training for our managers. “

Laura Wiggins, Associate Director Human Resources

Nikon Precision Inc.

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“I really value the breadth of experience, expertise and excellence brought by Alliance Compensation. ” Compensation change isn’t easy, especially when it’s a difficult change.  Jim’s experience, creativity and drive to help us land a new market-based pay system across our diverse business portfolio was really a significant step up from where we began.  He architected a global job leveling approach, found market data sources, and trained the HR team how to use it to advise their business units.  Consultants can have specialties, but I really value the breadth of experience, expertise and excellence brought by Alliance Compensation. “

Katie Scott, Vice President Compensation and Benefits

Universal Music Group

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“I led Global Total Rewards when the Alliance team were all at Cisco, and they all helped shape and drive a significant transition in the company’s rewards strategy, worked extremely well together and with stakeholders at all levels of the organization, and are all deep subject matter experts that can bring tremendous experience and insight to most any kind of compensation challenge.”

Scott Slipy, CHRO

Symphony, Inc.

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“I’ve had the good fortune to work closely with David, Jim and Nancy over a twenty-year time period. They are top notch total rewards experts who not only understand their space, but drive great business and cultural outcomes. Their work products are consistently outstanding in solving complex total rewards business challenges.”

Jim Gemmell, EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Akamai Technologies

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“My experience with this team is that of a true partnership. They have supported Ben Bridge Jeweler for almost three years. Their valuable expertise and practical experience in strategy development and building practical tools has been instrumental in defining our Compensation and Total Reward Plan. Their assistance in identifying market information for pay and helping us apply it to our pay structure using practical tools such as pay ranges and merit increase pool process for sales and corporate office positions was critical for our next step in our business model. Not only do I appreciate their commitment, my peers on the executive team value their work and they look forward to the partnership for years to come.”

Theresa Signorini Treat, Vice President, People Services

Ben Bridge Jeweler

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“While creating the first global compensation strategy at my last emerging growth IoT company, Nancy and her team were referred to me by a Fortune 50 tech executive. Her advice and approach were instrumental in allowing me to encompass the values and culture of the company, offer an attractive yet and budget-friendly Total Rewards strategy, set a foundation for scale — while easily earning CEO and BOD approval. She was a trusted advisor in every sense. From definition of scope, to pricing, to project management, to materials prep and ultimate delivery, Nancy and team proved to be the most effective consulting team I’ve engaged.”

Nadine North, (former) Chief People Officer

Lilee Systems

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“I have the utmost respect and appreciation for David Adent’s deep expertise in compensation and particularly executive compensation. From analytics to plan design to governance to execution, he’s simply brilliant.”

Gabrielle Thompson, SVP, Executives & Board

Cisco Systems, Inc.

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“Nancy is an outstanding compensation partner who is well versed in all things compensation.She brought a tremendous wealth of knowledge as it relates to compensation in the technology industry. She was spot on with her analysis and recommendations. I would work with Nancy again in a heartbeat.”

Jessica Duncan, Senior Compensation Consultant

T-Mobile

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“Over the past 2 decades, I had the opportunity to work with Nancy, Jim and David. With the launch of their consulting firm, they bring together a wealth of compensation experience and consulting capability covering the rewards spectrum: base pay design, market benchmarking, incentives, equity, recognition, executive/board compensation, compensation technology and beyond. Collectively, their mindset of innovation and design while balancing financial impacts can improve any organization’s rewards offerings. “

Colleen Burgess, Director, Market Intelligence

Dell

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