Alan Nadel

Alan serves as Managing Director of Strategic Apex Group LLC, a management consulting firm focusing primarily on executive compensation and corporate governance with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Denver.  For more than 45 years he has served a diverse range of clients on matters relating to executive and board of directors compensation, employee benefits, retirement programs, ESOPs, and income tax and estate planning, as both a regulator and an advisor.

In his current practice, Alan advises clients about the design and implementation of executive and board member compensation programs, including the strategic, financial, funding, accounting and tax considerations, as well as on various aspects of corporate governance.  He has represented various companies and senior executives in negotiations concerning employment agreements, severance programs and change-in-control arrangements.  Alan frequently provides expert testimony in both civil and criminal matters.    Clients include public and private companies, domestic and international corporations, and not-for-profits.

Over the course of his career, Alan has been associated with various consulting and accounting firms.  Currently he is a Managing Director at Strategic Apex Group LLC, a compensation consulting firm he established in 2004 and, until recently, also served as a Principal at Buck Consultants.  Alan previously was a Partner at Ernst & Young following a 19-year career at Arthur Andersen, where he established and served as Managing Partner of Andersen’s Compensation and Benefits practice.  Prior to Andersen, Alan established a pension and benefits consulting firm, which he sold in 1983.  Previously he was a Tax Manager at Price Waterhouse after beginning his career at the Internal Revenue Service.  Alan is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant, and holds an M.B.A. in Taxation (Baruch), A.P.C. (M.S.) in Actuarial Science (NYU) and B.S. in Mathematics (John Carroll University).

Alan is a coauthor of Accounting for Equity Compensation, Equity Compensation for Limited Liability Companies and Expert Witness Testimony in Compensation-Related Litigation.  He is a contributing author for Employee Benefits in Mergers & Acquisitions, The Employee Benefits Handbook, Compensation Committee Handbook, The Stock Options Book, and Executive Compensation in ESOP Companies.  Alan has lectured at Columbia University (Graduate School of Business), New York University (School of Law, LLM program), Yale University (Law School) and the City University of New York (Baruch MBA program), and currently is on the faculty for board of director training at UCLA (Anderson School of Management).  He developed and led in-house training for a number of companies including AT&T, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Neuberger Berman, Daiwa, Salomon Brothers, Pitney Bowes and Estee Lauder Co.  Alan has served as an expert advisor on ESOPs to the Financial Accounting Standards Board and testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor.  He is a frequent speaker for professional and industry groups worldwide, has been quoted in numerous business publications and newspapers, and has appeared on various national and local broadcast business programs.

Alan’s board memberships have included the American Benefits Council, Certified Equity Professional Institute, National Association of Stock Plan Professionals, American Pension Conference, Employee Benefits Institute and New York Employee Benefits Group.  His editorial board affiliations include the Compensation Planning Journal (Bloomberg BNA), Journal of Retirement Planning (CCH) and Journal of Compensation and Benefits (Thomson Reuters). 


Alan A. Nadel  

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