Michael Graham |  Executive Coach and Leadership Development Consultant


Michael Graham is a partner at JCris Consulting Group. Michael is a Consultant with Grahall Partners, LLC. He is a consultant to boards of directors, their compensation committees, and members of company management. He specializes in all aspects of reward strategy, executive compensation, including stock-based compensation, short-term and long-term cash incentive/retention compensation, executive employment arrangements, benefits and development rewards.

He has over 32 years of experience in the compensation and benefits field (22 years in the consulting profession). He advises organizations in all industries and specializes in the Financial and Professional Services Industries. He is considered one of the top total rewards consultants in the country and has worked extensively overseas.

Prior to joining the firm, he worked as a Consultant, Managing Director and Practice Director with five major Human Resources Consulting Firms (Pearl Meyer & Partners, Andersen Worldwide, Hay Group, Towers Perrin and Watson Wyatt) and has led engagement teams in over 300 different organizations in the past 18 years. In industry, he was Worldwide Director of Compensation & Benefits for both Albany International Corporation and Bausch & Lomb for 10 years.

Mr. Graham is a frequent speaker on such topics as total reward strategy, people strategy, and retaining key talent with unique incentive programs. Recently, he co-authored the books "Creating a Total Reward Strategy" and "Effective Executive Compensation" published by AMACOM, and is presently finishing two additional books, the first one on CEO contract negotiations and the second on Board of Directors Reward Strategy also to be published in the near future.

He received a Master of Business Administration degree from RPI and a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from WPI where he was selected to both the Skull Honor Society and Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities.

Michael Graham  |  michaelg@jcrisconsultinggroup.com  |  (347) 924-9612