Myrna Hellerman

Leadership

Myrna Hellerman

Myrna Hellerman

Senior Vice President, Midwest Regional Leader, Chicago

Ms. Hellerman is a Senior Vice President in Segal's Chicago office. She advises management and boards in the design and implementation of innovative, effective and sustainable people and reward strategies that lead to improved business results. Ms. Hellerman has particular expertise in the areas of executive compensation, governance and the leadership challenges that are precipitated by financial transactions. She frequently serves boards and compensation committees as an independent advisor. Ms. Hellerman is an elected member of the Board of Directors of The Segal Group and currently serves as Segal’s Midwest Regional Leader.

Ms. Hellerman has consulted to over 100 publicly traded and privately held organizations from a wide variety of industries, including insurance, brokerage, financial services, private equity, hedge funds, real estate, healthcare, hospitality, retail, technology and manufacturing.

Examples of typical client engagements include:

  • The compensation committee at a large industrial company was concerned about the fulfillment of its responsibilities in the face of evolving SEC disclosure mandates, regulatory and legislative requirements and the demands of the company’s institutional investors. Ms. Hellerman, in her independent advisor capacity, developed a strategy and a corresponding protocol that ensure informed and unassailable committee decision making. The result is a balanced approach to enterprise rewards, which recognizes the interests of the executive, the company and the shareholder.
  • A recently IPO’d manufacturing company engaged Ms. Hellerman to create and implement the equity and incentive strategy for its leadership group. The strategy and corresponding plan designs resulted in the company’s ongoing achievement of the key outcomes desired by shareholders and required for sustainable financial success.
  • A global non-U.S. headquartered manufacturing company engaged Ms. Hellerman to develop and implement a human resource platform based on leadership competencies that drive value creation. The platform is used for global leadership selection, promotion, succession, performance management and reward determination. It has contributed to the company’s status as an employer of choice.
  • The management and the compensation committee of a large financial services organization collaborated with Ms. Hellerman to revamp the company’s executive compensation arrangements. The redesign included updated, shareholder approved, short- and long-term incentive plans and a new equity authorization. This revamp refreshed the organization’s alignment between pay and performance.
  • The compensation committee of a publicly traded technology company engaged Ms. Hellerman to develop an incentive arrangement that would encourage the company’s executives to identify the best buyer for the entity. The arrangement developed by Ms. Hellerman resulted in the sale of the entity at a price 40% higher than anticipated and retained the company’s key executives after the sale.

Prior to joining the firm in 1994, Ms. Hellerman was the Chief Human Resource Executive for Hyatt Corporation, an international corporation. Previously, she worked at Continental Bank as the Vice President responsible for global compensation and benefits functions, and at Hewitt Associates, where she led both domestic and international total compensation assignments.

Ms. Hellerman received an MBA from the University of Chicago, and an MA and a PhD from Stanford University. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan, was a Fulbright scholar in Peru and completed academic studies in Mexico and Argentina. Ms. Hellerman is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP).

Ms. Hellerman is a member of the Business Advisory Council of the University of Illinois (Chicago). She has served as an officer of the Human Resource Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC), the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP), and the Council of Personnel Officers. Ms. Hellerman has served as Chair of the Pension and Benefits Committee of the American Hotel and Lodging Association and as Chair of the Long-Range Planning Committee of Prevent Child Abuse Illinois. She is a member of the Chicago Compensation Association (CCA), WorldatWork and the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP).

Articles and commentary authored by Ms. Hellerman have appeared in publications including the Wall Street Journal, Business Finance, Forbes.com, the Handbook of Business Strategy, Human Resource Executive, Financial Executive, IOMA’s Guide to Best Practices in Pay and Performance and WorldatWork’s Workspan and Compensation Focus.

Ms. Hellerman has presented at a variety of conferences and events, including national and regional conferences and webinars organized by CEO Connection, Corporate Leadership Council (CLC), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), CUPA-HR, WorldatWork, Beyster Institute for Employee Stock Ownership, the Human Resource Planning Society (HRPS), the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP), the Human Resource Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC), and the Chicago Compensation Association (CCA).

 

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Myrna Hellerman

Leadership

Myrna Hellerman

Myrna Hellerman

Senior Vice President, Midwest Regional Leader, Chicago

Ms. Hellerman is a Senior Vice President in Segal's Chicago office. She advises management and boards in the design and implementation of innovative, effective and sustainable people and reward strategies that lead to improved business results. Ms. Hellerman has particular expertise in the areas of executive compensation, governance and the leadership challenges that are precipitated by financial transactions. She frequently serves boards and compensation committees as an independent advisor. Ms. Hellerman is an elected member of the Board of Directors of The Segal Group and currently serves as Segal’s Midwest Regional Leader.

Ms. Hellerman has consulted to over 100 publicly traded and privately held organizations from a wide variety of industries, including insurance, brokerage, financial services, private equity, hedge funds, real estate, healthcare, hospitality, retail, technology and manufacturing.

Examples of typical client engagements include:

  • The compensation committee at a large industrial company was concerned about the fulfillment of its responsibilities in the face of evolving SEC disclosure mandates, regulatory and legislative requirements and the demands of the company’s institutional investors. Ms. Hellerman, in her independent advisor capacity, developed a strategy and a corresponding protocol that ensure informed and unassailable committee decision making. The result is a balanced approach to enterprise rewards, which recognizes the interests of the executive, the company and the shareholder.
  • A recently IPO’d manufacturing company engaged Ms. Hellerman to create and implement the equity and incentive strategy for its leadership group. The strategy and corresponding plan designs resulted in the company’s ongoing achievement of the key outcomes desired by shareholders and required for sustainable financial success.
  • A global non-U.S. headquartered manufacturing company engaged Ms. Hellerman to develop and implement a human resource platform based on leadership competencies that drive value creation. The platform is used for global leadership selection, promotion, succession, performance management and reward determination. It has contributed to the company’s status as an employer of choice.
  • The management and the compensation committee of a large financial services organization collaborated with Ms. Hellerman to revamp the company’s executive compensation arrangements. The redesign included updated, shareholder approved, short- and long-term incentive plans and a new equity authorization. This revamp refreshed the organization’s alignment between pay and performance.
  • The compensation committee of a publicly traded technology company engaged Ms. Hellerman to develop an incentive arrangement that would encourage the company’s executives to identify the best buyer for the entity. The arrangement developed by Ms. Hellerman resulted in the sale of the entity at a price 40% higher than anticipated and retained the company’s key executives after the sale.

Prior to joining the firm in 1994, Ms. Hellerman was the Chief Human Resource Executive for Hyatt Corporation, an international corporation. Previously, she worked at Continental Bank as the Vice President responsible for global compensation and benefits functions, and at Hewitt Associates, where she led both domestic and international total compensation assignments.

Ms. Hellerman received an MBA from the University of Chicago, and an MA and a PhD from Stanford University. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan, was a Fulbright scholar in Peru and completed academic studies in Mexico and Argentina. Ms. Hellerman is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP).

Ms. Hellerman is a member of the Business Advisory Council of the University of Illinois (Chicago). She has served as an officer of the Human Resource Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC), the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP), and the Council of Personnel Officers. Ms. Hellerman has served as Chair of the Pension and Benefits Committee of the American Hotel and Lodging Association and as Chair of the Long-Range Planning Committee of Prevent Child Abuse Illinois. She is a member of the Chicago Compensation Association (CCA), WorldatWork and the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP).

Articles and commentary authored by Ms. Hellerman have appeared in publications including the Wall Street Journal, Business Finance, Forbes.com, the Handbook of Business Strategy, Human Resource Executive, Financial Executive, IOMA’s Guide to Best Practices in Pay and Performance and WorldatWork’s Workspan and Compensation Focus.

Ms. Hellerman has presented at a variety of conferences and events, including national and regional conferences and webinars organized by CEO Connection, Corporate Leadership Council (CLC), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), CUPA-HR, WorldatWork, Beyster Institute for Employee Stock Ownership, the Human Resource Planning Society (HRPS), the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP), the Human Resource Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC), and the Chicago Compensation Association (CCA).

 

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Leadership

Myrna Hellerman

Senior Vice President, Midwest Regional Leader, Chicago

Myrna Hellerman

Contact Myrna

The information you provide will not be shared with anyone outside Segal.

Ms. Hellerman is a Senior Vice President in Segal's Chicago office. She advises management and boards in the design and implementation of innovative, effective and sustainable people and reward strategies that lead to improved business results. Ms. Hellerman has particular expertise in the areas of executive compensation, governance and the leadership challenges that are precipitated by financial transactions. She frequently serves boards and compensation committees as an independent advisor. Ms. Hellerman is an elected member of the Board of Directors of The Segal Group and currently serves as Segal’s Midwest Regional Leader.

Ms. Hellerman has consulted to over 100 publicly traded and privately held organizations from a wide variety of industries, including insurance, brokerage, financial services, private equity, hedge funds, real estate, healthcare, hospitality, retail, technology and manufacturing.

Examples of typical client engagements include:

  • The compensation committee at a large industrial company was concerned about the fulfillment of its responsibilities in the face of evolving SEC disclosure mandates, regulatory and legislative requirements and the demands of the company’s institutional investors. Ms. Hellerman, in her independent advisor capacity, developed a strategy and a corresponding protocol that ensure informed and unassailable committee decision making. The result is a balanced approach to enterprise rewards, which recognizes the interests of the executive, the company and the shareholder.
  • A recently IPO’d manufacturing company engaged Ms. Hellerman to create and implement the equity and incentive strategy for its leadership group. The strategy and corresponding plan designs resulted in the company’s ongoing achievement of the key outcomes desired by shareholders and required for sustainable financial success.
  • A global non-U.S. headquartered manufacturing company engaged Ms. Hellerman to develop and implement a human resource platform based on leadership competencies that drive value creation. The platform is used for global leadership selection, promotion, succession, performance management and reward determination. It has contributed to the company’s status as an employer of choice.
  • The management and the compensation committee of a large financial services organization collaborated with Ms. Hellerman to revamp the company’s executive compensation arrangements. The redesign included updated, shareholder approved, short- and long-term incentive plans and a new equity authorization. This revamp refreshed the organization’s alignment between pay and performance.
  • The compensation committee of a publicly traded technology company engaged Ms. Hellerman to develop an incentive arrangement that would encourage the company’s executives to identify the best buyer for the entity. The arrangement developed by Ms. Hellerman resulted in the sale of the entity at a price 40% higher than anticipated and retained the company’s key executives after the sale.

Prior to joining the firm in 1994, Ms. Hellerman was the Chief Human Resource Executive for Hyatt Corporation, an international corporation. Previously, she worked at Continental Bank as the Vice President responsible for global compensation and benefits functions, and at Hewitt Associates, where she led both domestic and international total compensation assignments.

Ms. Hellerman received an MBA from the University of Chicago, and an MA and a PhD from Stanford University. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan, was a Fulbright scholar in Peru and completed academic studies in Mexico and Argentina. Ms. Hellerman is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP).

Ms. Hellerman is a member of the Business Advisory Council of the University of Illinois (Chicago). She has served as an officer of the Human Resource Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC), the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP), and the Council of Personnel Officers. Ms. Hellerman has served as Chair of the Pension and Benefits Committee of the American Hotel and Lodging Association and as Chair of the Long-Range Planning Committee of Prevent Child Abuse Illinois. She is a member of the Chicago Compensation Association (CCA), WorldatWork and the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP).

Articles and commentary authored by Ms. Hellerman have appeared in publications including the Wall Street Journal, Business Finance, Forbes.com, the Handbook of Business Strategy, Human Resource Executive, Financial Executive, IOMA’s Guide to Best Practices in Pay and Performance and WorldatWork’s Workspan and Compensation Focus.

Ms. Hellerman has presented at a variety of conferences and events, including national and regional conferences and webinars organized by CEO Connection, Corporate Leadership Council (CLC), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), CUPA-HR, WorldatWork, Beyster Institute for Employee Stock Ownership, the Human Resource Planning Society (HRPS), the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP), the Human Resource Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC), and the Chicago Compensation Association (CCA).

 

Leadership

Myrna Hellerman

Senior Vice President, Midwest Regional Leader, Chicago

Myrna Hellerman

Contact Myrna

The information you provide will not be shared with anyone outside Segal.

Ms. Hellerman is a Senior Vice President in Segal's Chicago office. She advises management and boards in the design and implementation of innovative, effective and sustainable people and reward strategies that lead to improved business results. Ms. Hellerman has particular expertise in the areas of executive compensation, governance and the leadership challenges that are precipitated by financial transactions. She frequently serves boards and compensation committees as an independent advisor. Ms. Hellerman is an elected member of the Board of Directors of The Segal Group and currently serves as Segal’s Midwest Regional Leader.

Ms. Hellerman has consulted to over 100 publicly traded and privately held organizations from a wide variety of industries, including insurance, brokerage, financial services, private equity, hedge funds, real estate, healthcare, hospitality, retail, technology and manufacturing.

Examples of typical client engagements include:

  • The compensation committee at a large industrial company was concerned about the fulfillment of its responsibilities in the face of evolving SEC disclosure mandates, regulatory and legislative requirements and the demands of the company’s institutional investors. Ms. Hellerman, in her independent advisor capacity, developed a strategy and a corresponding protocol that ensure informed and unassailable committee decision making. The result is a balanced approach to enterprise rewards, which recognizes the interests of the executive, the company and the shareholder.
  • A recently IPO’d manufacturing company engaged Ms. Hellerman to create and implement the equity and incentive strategy for its leadership group. The strategy and corresponding plan designs resulted in the company’s ongoing achievement of the key outcomes desired by shareholders and required for sustainable financial success.
  • A global non-U.S. headquartered manufacturing company engaged Ms. Hellerman to develop and implement a human resource platform based on leadership competencies that drive value creation. The platform is used for global leadership selection, promotion, succession, performance management and reward determination. It has contributed to the company’s status as an employer of choice.
  • The management and the compensation committee of a large financial services organization collaborated with Ms. Hellerman to revamp the company’s executive compensation arrangements. The redesign included updated, shareholder approved, short- and long-term incentive plans and a new equity authorization. This revamp refreshed the organization’s alignment between pay and performance.
  • The compensation committee of a publicly traded technology company engaged Ms. Hellerman to develop an incentive arrangement that would encourage the company’s executives to identify the best buyer for the entity. The arrangement developed by Ms. Hellerman resulted in the sale of the entity at a price 40% higher than anticipated and retained the company’s key executives after the sale.

Prior to joining the firm in 1994, Ms. Hellerman was the Chief Human Resource Executive for Hyatt Corporation, an international corporation. Previously, she worked at Continental Bank as the Vice President responsible for global compensation and benefits functions, and at Hewitt Associates, where she led both domestic and international total compensation assignments.

Ms. Hellerman received an MBA from the University of Chicago, and an MA and a PhD from Stanford University. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan, was a Fulbright scholar in Peru and completed academic studies in Mexico and Argentina. Ms. Hellerman is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP).

Ms. Hellerman is a member of the Business Advisory Council of the University of Illinois (Chicago). She has served as an officer of the Human Resource Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC), the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP), and the Council of Personnel Officers. Ms. Hellerman has served as Chair of the Pension and Benefits Committee of the American Hotel and Lodging Association and as Chair of the Long-Range Planning Committee of Prevent Child Abuse Illinois. She is a member of the Chicago Compensation Association (CCA), WorldatWork and the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP).

Articles and commentary authored by Ms. Hellerman have appeared in publications including the Wall Street Journal, Business Finance, Forbes.com, the Handbook of Business Strategy, Human Resource Executive, Financial Executive, IOMA’s Guide to Best Practices in Pay and Performance and WorldatWork’s Workspan and Compensation Focus.

Ms. Hellerman has presented at a variety of conferences and events, including national and regional conferences and webinars organized by CEO Connection, Corporate Leadership Council (CLC), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), CUPA-HR, WorldatWork, Beyster Institute for Employee Stock Ownership, the Human Resource Planning Society (HRPS), the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP), the Human Resource Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC), and the Chicago Compensation Association (CCA).

 

Leadership

Myrna Hellerman

Myrna Hellerman

Senior Vice President, Midwest Regional Leader, Chicago

Contact Myrna

The information you provide will not be shared with anyone outside Segal.

Ms. Hellerman is a Senior Vice President in Segal's Chicago office. She advises management and boards in the design and implementation of innovative, effective and sustainable people and reward strategies that lead to improved business results. Ms. Hellerman has particular expertise in the areas of executive compensation, governance and the leadership challenges that are precipitated by financial transactions. She frequently serves boards and compensation committees as an independent advisor. Ms. Hellerman is an elected member of the Board of Directors of The Segal Group and currently serves as Segal’s Midwest Regional Leader.

Ms. Hellerman has consulted to over 100 publicly traded and privately held organizations from a wide variety of industries, including insurance, brokerage, financial services, private equity, hedge funds, real estate, healthcare, hospitality, retail, technology and manufacturing.

Examples of typical client engagements include:

  • The compensation committee at a large industrial company was concerned about the fulfillment of its responsibilities in the face of evolving SEC disclosure mandates, regulatory and legislative requirements and the demands of the company’s institutional investors. Ms. Hellerman, in her independent advisor capacity, developed a strategy and a corresponding protocol that ensure informed and unassailable committee decision making. The result is a balanced approach to enterprise rewards, which recognizes the interests of the executive, the company and the shareholder.
  • A recently IPO’d manufacturing company engaged Ms. Hellerman to create and implement the equity and incentive strategy for its leadership group. The strategy and corresponding plan designs resulted in the company’s ongoing achievement of the key outcomes desired by shareholders and required for sustainable financial success.
  • A global non-U.S. headquartered manufacturing company engaged Ms. Hellerman to develop and implement a human resource platform based on leadership competencies that drive value creation. The platform is used for global leadership selection, promotion, succession, performance management and reward determination. It has contributed to the company’s status as an employer of choice.
  • The management and the compensation committee of a large financial services organization collaborated with Ms. Hellerman to revamp the company’s executive compensation arrangements. The redesign included updated, shareholder approved, short- and long-term incentive plans and a new equity authorization. This revamp refreshed the organization’s alignment between pay and performance.
  • The compensation committee of a publicly traded technology company engaged Ms. Hellerman to develop an incentive arrangement that would encourage the company’s executives to identify the best buyer for the entity. The arrangement developed by Ms. Hellerman resulted in the sale of the entity at a price 40% higher than anticipated and retained the company’s key executives after the sale.

Prior to joining the firm in 1994, Ms. Hellerman was the Chief Human Resource Executive for Hyatt Corporation, an international corporation. Previously, she worked at Continental Bank as the Vice President responsible for global compensation and benefits functions, and at Hewitt Associates, where she led both domestic and international total compensation assignments.

Ms. Hellerman received an MBA from the University of Chicago, and an MA and a PhD from Stanford University. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan, was a Fulbright scholar in Peru and completed academic studies in Mexico and Argentina. Ms. Hellerman is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP).

Ms. Hellerman is a member of the Business Advisory Council of the University of Illinois (Chicago). She has served as an officer of the Human Resource Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC), the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP), and the Council of Personnel Officers. Ms. Hellerman has served as Chair of the Pension and Benefits Committee of the American Hotel and Lodging Association and as Chair of the Long-Range Planning Committee of Prevent Child Abuse Illinois. She is a member of the Chicago Compensation Association (CCA), WorldatWork and the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP).

Articles and commentary authored by Ms. Hellerman have appeared in publications including the Wall Street Journal, Business Finance, Forbes.com, the Handbook of Business Strategy, Human Resource Executive, Financial Executive, IOMA’s Guide to Best Practices in Pay and Performance and WorldatWork’s Workspan and Compensation Focus.

Ms. Hellerman has presented at a variety of conferences and events, including national and regional conferences and webinars organized by CEO Connection, Corporate Leadership Council (CLC), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), CUPA-HR, WorldatWork, Beyster Institute for Employee Stock Ownership, the Human Resource Planning Society (HRPS), the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP), the Human Resource Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC), and the Chicago Compensation Association (CCA).