Bill Gentry is a nationally known executive compensation consultant with 20 years of experience. During his career, he successfully remediated the executive compensation design and control issues that resulted in one of the most well-known business scandals of the past twenty years. He also played a key role in one of the most complex transactions in corporate history, and helped a large complex banking organization become one of the first companies to meet the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System’s standard of satisfactory compliance for balancing incentive compensation and risk considerations. He has been privileged to assist clients with some of their most pressing business, talent and rewards issues and will continue to do so as the Dallas market leader for Compensation & Benefit Solutions.

Bill serves as the Dallas Market Leader for Compensation & Benefit Solutions after holding a similar role for a leading professional services firm. In this capacity, he will continue to advise clients on matters that span the spectrum of executive compensation and rewards design, implementation, administration and oversight. His industry experience is diverse, reflecting board or management advisory assignments for clients engaged in the business of asset management, banking, consumer products and services, healthcare, hospitality and lodging, manufacturing media/telecommunications, natural resources, retail specialty chemicals, and technology. He also possesses extensive experience advising clients involved in significant corporate events on their executive compensation and human capital issues.

Bill’s experience includes serving as a lead advisor for some of the most prominent executive compensation and human capital consulting firms, as a senior human resources leader for a global Fortune 50 diversified industrial company, and an S&P 500 financial services company. His blend of senior leadership experience is unique among consultants, as is his track record of success in solving some of the most challenging executive compensation issues of the past 20 years. He also has served as speaker on the topic of executive compensation at numerous events focused on the needs of corporate directors, C-level executives, and human resources leaders. Finally, he has served as a contributing author on incentive design to Aligning Pay with Results: Compensation Strategies That Work from the Boardroom to the Shop Floor (AMACOM/Risher, ed.) and The Compensation Handbook 6th edition (Berger, ed.).

Bill received undergraduate degrees in Business and Economics and in History from Randolph-Macon College and Virginia Commonwealth University. He received a Master of Business Administration from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA.


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