John J. Hurley

John J. Hurley

Incentive Compensation Examiner with proven industry growth company accomplishments.

Greater New York City Area
Government Administration

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John J. Hurley's Summary

Proven success in tailoring performance based incentive reward programs to meet new business challenges. Diversified industry start-up, growth and mature company accomplishments in support of new markets, new ventures, mergers and acquisitions. Extensive expertise in incentive plan design, sales compensation, executive compensation, competitive market pricing analysis and global reward structures.

Specialties: Strategic Project Planning, Global Project Management, Total Direct Compensation Development, Incentive Plan Design, Pay Mix Determination, Executive Performance Based Incentives, Annual Equity Award Valuation, Sales Compensation, Sales Incentive Plan Design, Expatriate Agreements, Market Pricing, Global Survey Benchmarking, Job Evaluation, Pay Structure Development, Financial Analysis, Incentive Plan Modeling, Salary Budget Planning, Performance Management, HRIS Administration, Enterprise Risk Management, Safety & Soundness, Financial Structure Assessment, Performance Analysis & Asset Liability Management

John J. Hurley's Experience

Incentive Compensation Examiner

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Banking industry

December 2012Present (1 year 10 months) 4th District, Cleveland Ohio

Results driven Incentive Compensation Examiner for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Ohio. Former Fortune 500 company industry experience with significant corporate, division and global project accomplishments. Responsible for providing the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland with Incentive Compensation program expertise and Board liaison guidance to the 4th district. Currently in my second year of the Supervision and Regulation, Federal Examiner Commissioning training program. Since joining the Federal Reserve, I have participated in reviews and examinations focused on Incentive Compensation, Safety & Soundness, Earnings, Internal Audit, Liquidity and Enterprise Risk Management.


Hurley Consulting “Growth Company Pay”

June 2008November 2012 (4 years 6 months) New York Metro Area

Results driven Global Compensation Director with Fortune 500 growth company experience delivering bottom line results. Hands-on Project Manager for well known market leaders, high growth companies and new ventures. Recognized ability to bring in projects on time and under budget. Direct client contracts and affiliate company relationships included Samsung, Towers Watson, AT&T, BNI, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, IAC, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Robert Half Management Resources, UBS and PR Newswire.

AVP Compensation (Global Compensation)

AXA Equitable, AXA Technology Services

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; AXA; Financial Services industry

January 2007June 2008 (1 year 6 months) New York, NY

Directed total rewards assessment for AXA-Tech division of Fortune 73 ranked AXA Equitable. Supported global population of 2,800 employees. Provided total rewards consulting guidance to global operations in the U.S., France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Australia, India, China and Japan. Directed global salary survey benchmarking projects. Completed Hay job evaluations.Performed executive bonus pool validation, foreign currency exchange, business unit performance confirmation and final award calculations. Ensured accurate distribution of long-term incentive plan communications. Developed local national salary ranges and suggested global grading structures (Re-organization office move position elimination).

• Improved competitive market pay position of IT operations in the U.S., France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Australia, India, China and Japan.
• Developed broad banded salary structure for expanding operation in Bangalore, India supporting 16% annual growth.
• Managed Year-End target bonus pool verification, business performance validation and final award determination.

Senior Manager Compensation

Thermo Fisher Scientific - Biosciences Group

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; TMO; Research industry

May 2005January 2007 (1 year 9 months) Fair Lawn, NJ

Hired to direct Total Compensation strategy for Fortune 258 ranked Fisher Scientific Biosciences Group. Supported rapid company growth and increased revenues from $600 Million to $800 Million. Promoted to Senior Manager Compensation in 2006. Company later merger with Thermo Electron (NYSE: TMO) August 2006.

• Gained approval for new $3.9 million dollar balanced scorecard, broad based employee incentive plan design.
• Improved company’s ability to attract and retain talent, resulting in 11% increase in new hire population.
• Completed global market pricing and recommended new pay structures supporting 33% increase in revenues.
• Saved $643K in taxes by structuring expatriate agreements to avoid local laws and allow for added deductions.
• Providing guidance to business unit leaders U.S., Europe, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.
• Completed job evaluation ranking and sales plan integration for $42 Million Medical Device company acquisition.
• Enhanced global sales plan effectiveness and cross selling of Life Science products in the U.S., Europe & Asia Pacific.

Director Compensation

Linens-N-Things Inc. (Re-structure)

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Retail industry

February 2003August 2003 (7 months) Clifton, NJ

Directed design of new Store Management Incentive Plan to empower local Store Manager decision making. Project received favorable review by "DSN Retailing Today Magazine."

Director Compensation

American International Group, Inc.

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; AIG; Insurance industry

May 1998June 2002 (4 years 2 months) New York, NY

Hired by Fortune 245 ranked company to improve competitive pay practices of AIG Claims Services division. Directed a staff of three professionals and one HRIS Consultant. Following company consolidation later supported DBG Performance Management Program “Six Sigma” quality initiative. Directed special corporate projects and served on Executive Teams as subject matter expert. Managed Year-End Performance Management Program and directed development of HR Systems Applications. Promoted to AIGCS Compensation Director in 1999.
• Directed market pricing research analysis and internal job evaluation projects evaluating over 1,000 U.S. positions
• Collaborated with McKinsey & Co. Consultants to identify operating deficiencies. Developed a new business model to streamline administrative activities and reduce costs by 10%
• Directed national industry conference for 250+ participants, under budget and within tight timeline. Selected venue and negotiated vendor contracts. Received client recognition for program content, quality and customer service.
• Developed new retention bonus plan for AIG Boeing national account. Ensured smooth office relocation and employee transition to new Dallas, Texas location.
• Improved design of Underwriter Incentive Plan linking awards to total performance review and six sigma process improvements. First year implementation resulted in 80% reduction in client insurance policy errors.

Compensation / Benefits Senior Consultant

Dell Computer

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; DELL; Information Technology and Services industry

August 1997November 1997 (4 months) Dell Americas, Sales Compensation Department, Round Rock, TX

Responsible for Dell Americas Sales Compensation Development, Competitive Market Analysis and Performance Management Training. Obtained offer to join outstanding company, however, personal family considerations made me decide not to relocate family to Texas during temporary living period. Resigned position 10-24-1997.

Compensation Manager

Prudential Resources Management

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; PRU; Insurance industry

June 1996March 1997 (10 months) Valhalla, NY

Total Reward Re-Engineering, Asset Management Incentive Plan Design, Base Salary Structure Development, Market Pricing, Job Evaluation, Employee Communications. (PRM subsidiary re-structure)

Compensation Manager

Sharp Electronics Corporation

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Consumer Electronics industry

May 1991June 1996 (5 years 2 months) Mahwah, NJ

Fortune 309 ranked global diversified industry electronics manufacturer. Directed staff of two professionals and one HRIS consultant. Responsible for sales incentive plan design, competitive market pay analysis, executive management incentive plan design, job evaluation and HRIS systems administration. Provided Compensation policy direction to Management in support of 1,400 U.S. employees. Determined industry market pay position and suggested pay structures. Supported union contract negotiations with market pay research. Initiated ORC review of expatriate policy.
• Increased sales revenues from $80M to $800M over a two year period by implementing a new OEM sales incentive plan design for Sharp’s newly created LCD Microelectronics subsidiary.
• Improved PC and Imaging Systems sales from $10M to $65M by improving incentive award leverage.
• Directed United Way fundraising campaigns as “National Chairman” resulting in 1995 Bergen County NJ Award.

HR Advisor Compensation

FPL Group, Inc.

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; NEE; Utilities industry

June 1987March 1991 (3 years 10 months) North Palm Beach, FL

Reporting to Group VP Human Resources and Director Compensation & Benefits. Responsible For Diversified Industry Non-Regulated Business Unit Incentive Plan Design Project Management, Executive Long-Term Incentive Omnibus Plan Administration, Corporate HAY Job Evaluations, Diversified Industry Market Pricing, External Consultant Project Coordination, Salary Budget Planning, Special Projects Including Coordination of Executive Omnibus Plan Board Resolutions Legal Counsel.

Compensation Manager

Carter Wallace, Inc.

Partnership; 1-10 employees; Computer Software industry

July 1985June 1987 (2 years) Cranbury, NJ

Responsible for Global Compensation Management, Sales Career Path Development, Competitive Industry Benchmarking, Whole Job Market Pricing, Job Evaluation, Pay Structure Development, Annual Salary Budget Planning, Mergers & Acquisition Policy Integration (company Acquired by Media Pharmaceuticals)

Corporate Compensation Analyst

North American Philips Corporation

June 1981June 1985 (4 years 1 month) New York, NY

Corporate Executive Compensation Long-Term Incentive Omnibus Plan Administration, HAY Job Evaluation, External Benchmark Survey Participation, Market Pricing, Diversified Industry Subsidiary Compensation Project Management, Annual Employee Store Promotion Event Management, Corporate EAP Program Administration.

John J. Hurley's Certifications

  • Risk Management Safety & Soundness

    • Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
  • Financial Analysis Risk Management

    • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Sponsored Training
  • Principles of Asset Liability Management

    • Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Sponsored Training

John J. Hurley's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • United Way

      Sharp Electronics
      • Children
      June 1991 June 1996 (5 years 1 month)

      Served as Chairman of United Way fund raising campaigns received Bergen County NJ Award 1995

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Animal Welfare
      • Arts and Culture
      • Children
      • Civil Rights and Social Action
      • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
      • Economic Empowerment
      • Education
      • Environment
      • Human Rights
      • Poverty Alleviation
      • Science and Technology

John J. Hurley's Projects

  • Global Sales Incentive Plan Design Project

    • December 2005 to Present
    Team Members: John J. Hurley

    As key member off senior management team, facilitated Fisher Biosciences Group design and development of new sales incentive plans to improve cross selling of products in Europe and Asia Pacific.

John J. Hurley's Courses

  • AVP Compensation (Global Compensation)

    AXA Equitable, AXA Technology Services

    • Management Team Building
    • Diversity
  • Principal

    Hurley Consulting “Growth Company Pay”

    • Series 1755 Life, Accident & Group Health Agent Brokers License (New York Life Sponsor)
    • Executive Compensation & Proxy Analysis (Towers Watson)
  • Compensation / Benefits Senior Consultant

    Dell Computer

    • Advanced Excel
  • Director Compensation

    American International Group, Inc.

    • Situational Leadership
  • HR Advisor Compensation

    FPL Group, Inc.

    • Advanced Executive Compensation Planning (KPMG)
    • Quality Management Facilitator
    • Project Management Planning
    • Negotiation (Karass)
    • Finance for Non-Financial Managers (Inc. Magazine Sponsor)
  • Compensation Manager

    Sharp Electronics Corporation

    • Behavioral Interviewing (Drake Beam Morrin)
  • Independent Coursework

    • Regulatory Environments For Compensation Programs (CCP - C1)
    • The Compensation of Sales Persons (CCP - C5)
    • International Compensation & Tax Equalization (CCP - C9)

John J. Hurley's Skills & Expertise

  1. Executive Compensation
  2. Compensation Finance Expense Management & Budgeting
  3. Global Pay Structure Development
  4. Global Project Management
  5. Management Team Building
  6. Long-Term Incentive Plan Equity Valuations & Expense Management
  7. Sales Incentive Plan Design & Financial Modeling
  8. Project Planning
  9. Financial Research
  10. Performance Management
  11. HRIS
  12. Employee Benefits
  13. Employee Relations
  14. Talent Management
  15. PeopleSoft
  16. Mergers
  17. HR Consulting
  18. Vendor Management
  19. Benchmarking
  20. Sales Compensation
  21. Acquisition Integration
  22. Performance Appraisal
  23. Consulting
  24. Analysis
  25. Compensation & Benefit
  26. Job Analysis
  27. Management
  28. Labor Relations
  29. Competitive Analysis
  30. Conflict Resolution
  31. Job Evaluation
  32. Local National Pay Structure Development
  33. Executive Pay
  34. Personnel Management
  35. Mergers & Acquisitions
  36. Incentive Programs
  37. Team Building
  38. Deferred Compensation
  39. Strategy
  40. Succession Planning
  41. Human Resources
  42. Leadership
  43. Policy

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John J. Hurley's Education

State University of New York College at Brockport

Bachelor of Science Degree, Business Administration


Activities and Societies: Lacrosse Team Member

Ferrum College

Transfer, Liberal Arts & Sciences (3.2 GPA)


Transferred credits to SUNY College at Brockport, NY

Activities and Societies: Dean's List May 30, 1975

Smithtown High School East

NY State Regents Diploma, College Prep


Activities and Societies: Varsity Football & Lacrosse

John J. Hurley's Additional Information


Incentive Compensation practices used to achieve profitable business growth and U.S. job creation. Global trade agreement impact on domestic finance and economics.

Groups and Associations:

Former member New York Compensation Association ( & Worldatwork Compensation Association ( Continue to offer active networking assistance to key association members to assist those seeking employment and career advancement.

Honors and Awards:

National Registers - "Who's Who in Executive & Professionals, Charitable Fund Raising Chairman United Way Campaign - Sharp Electronics, National Sales Meeting Awards Dinner Invitation Fisher Scientific International, Inc., Orlando, FL, Awards Dinner - Prudential Resources Management White Plains, NY, Incentive Trip - North American Philips, Inc., Academic Dean's List

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