Since 2006, as a pioneering independent executive compensation advisory firm, our goal has been to create the deep and long-lasting relationships that result from the commitment we make to our clients and the value we deliver to them. Hugessen Consulting is an employee-owned firm with offices in Toronto, Calgary and Montréal, and affiliates in New York City (Steven Hall & Partners), London (MM&K), and Beijing (Taihe Consulting).

What Sets Hugessen Apart?

Our independent advisor role

Our firm does one thing and one thing only – we advise Boards of Directors on executive compensation, corporate performance assessment, and related governance matters.  We are able to offer our clients independent, strategic advice based on our extensive practical experience and supported by best practices, geared toward a single goal: the best interests of our clients.

Business-minded, practical approach

We understand the inherent tension that can exist between management compensation and shareholder confidence. We believe attracting, aligning and retaining executive talent requires a tailored, not an off-the-shelf, answer. By asking the right questions and working collaboratively with our Board clients and management, we take the time to understand both your business and your people. Our people apply their deep experience, analytical insight, and ideas to the situations our clients face. We provide the insight that balances the imperative to attract and retain best-in-class executive talent with the need to withstand the scrutiny of increasingly demanding shareholders and proxy advisors.

Unparalleled network of Board, management, and shareholder contacts

We offer our clients the perspectives and insights of various segments of the shareholder community through our extensive network of contacts among institutional shareholders, shareholder associations, proxy advisors, and other influential individuals and organizations in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K.

Advisor of choice in sensitive and potentially contentious situations

We are the director’s first call when a company finds itself in a challenging situation which requires truly independent advice together with sound business judgment — whether it is a negative recommendation from a proxy advisor, a weak Say on Pay result, shareholder discontent with pay-for-performance alignment, or an activist shareholder threatening to discredit the board over its handling of executive pay. In sensitive situations when the stakes are high, the breadth of our experience and insight has proven to be invaluable to clients.

Established and successful track record

We are the consultant of record to a wide range of public and private organizations, including: multinationals, financial institutions, telecommunications, oil and gas, metals and mining, and sovereign wealth and major pension funds. A key success factor has been our ability to be a trusted independent advisor over the course of a long relationship — from addressing past challenges to advising on future needs as situations change.

Our Clients

Hugessen Consulting works with a wide range of public and private companies across all sizes and industry sectors.

Clients by Organizational Type

Clients by Organizational Type

Clients by Revenue

Clients by Revenue