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Main Data Group Launches ExecData™

—New partnership with Pearl Meyer combines the power of Main Data Group’s proxy data with the leading executive compensation survey information—

BOSTON—August 12, 2020Main Data Group (MDG) today announced the launch of ExecData™, its newest online database for executive compensation practitioners. ExecData integrates Main Data Group’s executive compensation proxy data with survey data from Pearl Meyer’s Executive Compensation and Benchmarking Survey, one of the industry’s most extensive and reliable sources of executive pay information.

Compensation professionals receive this combined view of executive compensation information for the most senior members of the c-suite and for the top two layers of a company’s leadership team. Available online in a single source, subscribers will save time and money by using MDG’s analytics reporting software to obtain two perspectives. Data is reported in the aggregate with the option for a side-by-side view of proxy and survey data and the ability to conduct more in-depth analysis through Excel-based reports.

“Information is power and we designed ExecData with the HR compensation professional in mind, giving them the complete dataset that will make many aspects of their work easier and more effective,” said Michael Enos, chief operating officer for Main Data Group. “ExecData can help companies maintain competitive pay practices, which offers an advantage when it comes to retaining top talent and strengthening recruiting efforts. This cost-effective online resource also gives companies an unmatched level of pay practices insight to support a number of annual compensation needs.”

“Both of our teams are comprised of experienced compensation practitioners and we know that it’s important to have a breadth and depth of high-quality data for decision-making,” said Rebecca Toman, vice president of Pearl Meyer’s survey business unit. “We are excited to be partnering with Main Data Group and offering their customers this powerful combination of proxy and survey data.”

ExecData is available today, either as a stand-alone subscription or as part of the complete Main Data Group platform. Contact info@maindatagroup.com for more information about flexible subscription options.

Product Details

  • Proxy data for the top five named executive officers (NEOs) from 4500+ public company disclosures
  • Survey data for 80+ senior executive positions from public, private, and not-for-profit organizations
  • Includes all corporate and business unit-level functional areas regardless of top five NEO designation
  • Provides information two complete levels deep within an organization, including data for unique roles that aren’t matched elsewhere
  • Pay data includes base salary, short- and long-term incentives, total cash, and total direct compensation, with actual and target pay levels
  • Ability to drill down by industry, market cap, revenue, asset size, number of employees, ownership, and by state
  • Detailed job descriptions and definitions of all terms used are readily available
  • Proxy and survey data undergo a rigorous quality assurance process

Additional Resources

About ExecData

Main Data Group has partnered with Pearl Meyer to create ExecData™—a comprehensive database with insight into total pay mix for more than 80 senior executive roles, aggregated from the most recent proxy disclosures, and survey data submitted by public, private, and not-for-profit organizations. ExecData is available through the Main Data Group platform and gives an integrated view of both data sets for side-by-side comparisons and deeper review and analysis.

About Main Data Group

Main Data Group is a provider of executive compensation benchmarking and corporate governance analytics. Its mission is to empower executive compensation professionals with comprehensive total rewards and corporate governance information in an affordable, easy-to-use online service. For more information contact us at info@maindatagroup.com or by filling out our contact form on www.maindatagroup.com.

About Pearl Meyer Surveys

Pearl Meyer is the leading advisor to boards and senior management on the alignment of compensation with organizational and leadership strategies, making pay programs a powerful catalyst for value creation and competitive advantage. Our survey team provides organizations with accurate, on-point information supporting effective business decisions. Pearl Meyer’s global clients stand at the forefront of their industries and range from emerging high-growth, not-for-profit, and private companies to the Fortune 500 and FTSE 350. The firm has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New York, Raleigh, and San Jose. For more information on our surveys, contact survey@pearlmeyer.com.

WorldatWork Partners with Main Data Group to offer Members Online Access to Executive Pay Proxy Data

March 12, 2019 (Scottsdale, Ariz.)WorldatWork, the leading nonprofit professional association in compensation and total rewards, has launched a partnership with Main Data Group, a business unit of Pearl Meyer, to expand member benefits by offering limited, complimentary online access to view the Executive Pay module of Main Data Group’s Snapshot Data™ platform. Main Data Group (MDG) is a provider of executive compensation benchmarking and corporate governance analytics.

WorldatWork members now have the ability to benchmark total compensation for their top executives using proxy data from over 4,500 companies in the MDG database. Through easy-to-use online tools, users may select an unlimited number of peer groups defined by company name, GICS code, revenue/assets, and other company demographics. Six data summaries provide key insights, including: Scorecard (compares NEO compensation values), Summary Compensation Table, Cash Compensation, Long Term Incentives, Exercised & Vested (Stock Options and Stock), and Stock Ownership.

“Main Data Group has created a powerful executive pay benchmarking tool based on current proxy data,” says Scott Cawood, President and CEO of WorldatWork. “For anyone who works in compensation, this tool is a terrific asset; users can quickly price executive-level jobs against their peer groups. Main Data Group’s product, one in a growing number of compensation comparison tools in our Salary Data Center, enables WorldatWork to deliver ever greater value to our members.”

Through this special offer, members may also view individual NEO data for any company in the MDG database as well as conduct additional research using the Proxy Filing Search Tool.

“In today’s business environment, the competition for talent requires accurate, reliable salary data from multiple sources,” according to Beth Florin, Chairman of Main Data Group. “Our robust technology platform gives practitioners the ability to quickly and easily locate in-depth information and comparative analytics providing a comprehensive view of senior-level executive pay trends to support their annual compensation planning.”

About WorldatWork®
WorldatWork is the leading nonprofit professional association in compensation and total rewards. We serve those who design and deliver total rewards programs to cultivate engaged, effective workforces that power thriving organizations. We accomplish this through education and certification; idea exchange; knowledge creation; information sharing; research; advocacy; and affiliation and networking. Founded in the United States in 1955, today WorldatWork serves total rewards professionals throughout the world working in organizations of all sizes and structures.

About Main Data Group
Main Data Group, a separate SaaS business unit within Pearl Meyer, is a provider of executive compensation benchmarking and corporate governance analytics. Its mission is to empower executive compensation professionals by providing comprehensive total rewards and corporate governance information in an affordable, easy-to-use online service. Leading compensation consulting firms, publicly traded corporations, law firms, and respected academic researchers rely on Snapshot Data™ for their executive and director compensation benchmarking and corporate governance needs.

Industry Expert Ted Jarvis to join Main Data Group’s Leadership Team

Brings executive compensation expertise to product design and client support

MORGAN HILL, Calif.—April 25, 2018— Main Data Group (MDG), a leading provider of executive compensation and corporate governance data, announced today that executive compensation expert Ted Jarvis will join the firm as a managing director. Working closely with MDG’s founder and CEO Craig Main, he will lead the design of new product offerings for Main Data Group’s platform and will have responsibility for managing client services.

“Ted brings a unique blend of executive compensation consulting experience and database development to our team,” said Beth Florin, chairman of Main Data Group. “He has first-hand knowledge of what clients need and would like to see from their data provider, combined with the deep technical expertise that will help us further evolve the platform and continue to deliver the best, most cost-effective product in the marketplace.”

With more than 25 years’ experience in client advisory roles, as well as survey and database development, Mr. Jarvis also brings an extensive background in the technical aspects of executive compensation tax, accounting, and securities law. He frequently provides industry insight and analysis to a variety of business publications.

Prior to joining Main Data Group, Jarvis served as the global director of Executive Rewards Data, Research, and Publications at Mercer, and he has held long-term senior roles in research and consulting at Towers Perrin (now Willis Towers Watson) and McKinsey. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA from New York University.

About Main Data Group

Main Data Group is a provider of high-resolution executive compensation benchmarking and corporate governance analytics. Its mission is to empower executive compensation professionals with comprehensive total rewards and corporate governance information in an affordable, easy-to-use online service. For more information go to www.maindatagroup.com or contact info@maindatagroup.com.

Pearl Meyer Acquires Main Data Group

NEW YORK—August 4, 2017—Executive compensation consultancy Pearl Meyer announced today that the firm has acquired Main Data Group, a leading provider of executive compensation and corporate governance data.

“Main Data broadens our portfolio of client offerings through its robust technology and innovative data solutions,” said David Swinford, president and CEO, Pearl Meyer. “This expands our ability to provide clients with high-value custom analysis and insight to support the design of effective executive compensation programs that deliver competitive advantage and long-term value for their organizations.”

“We are excited to be joining Pearl Meyer,” said Craig Main, CEO and founder of Main Data
Group. “The strength of their brand and depth of resources will support our ability to grow and extend our market reach.”

Main Data Group will operate as a separate business unit within Pearl Meyer and will continue to provide its existing clients with total rewards and corporate governance information through its cost-effective cloud-based software platform.

About Pearl Meyer
Pearl Meyer is the leading advisor to boards and senior management on the alignment of executive compensation with business and leadership strategy, making pay programs a powerful catalyst for value creation and competitive advantage. Pearl Meyer’s global clients stand at the forefront of their industries and range from emerging high-growth, not-for-profit, and private companies to the Fortune 500 and FTSE 350. The firm has offices in New York, Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Houston, London, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

About Main Data Group
Main Data Group is a provider of high-resolution executive compensation benchmarking and corporate governance analytics. Its mission is to empower executive compensation professionals with comprehensive total rewards and corporate governance information in an affordable, easy-to-use online service.
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