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Daniel M. Wetzel

Managing Director, Pearl Meyer & Partners


Dan Wetzel, Managing Director and head of Pearl Meyer & Parenters' Los Angeles office, has 20 years consulting experience in the field of compensation and benefits, specializing in the area of executive compensation. He advises clients in the areas of executive and board compensation, the development of effective annual and long-term incentive compensation programs, reasonableness of compensation related to IRS and DCAA assessments, and compensation plan design during acquisitions and IPOs.

Prior to joining Pearl Meyer & Partners, Mr. Wetzel was Watson Wyatt Worldwide’s Southern California Practice Leader for Executive & Incentive Pay. Before joining Watson Wyatt in 1997, he was a consultant for seven years at KPMG LLP specializing in compensation and related issues. Mr. Wetzel received a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California. He also holds the Certified Executive Compensation Professional (CECP) designation from WorldatWork.