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Alan Nadel is a Consultant at Grahall Partners. He has 40 years experience serving a diverse range of Clients, advising on matters relating to executive and board of directors compensation, employee benefits, retirement and savings programs, and income and estate planning. He advises Clients on the strategic, financial, accounting, and tax considerations of these programs. Also, he has represented various companies and senior executives in negotiations concerning employment agreements, severance programs and change-in-control arrangements. Alan also has provided expert testimony in both civil and criminal matters.
Alan’s Clients include public and privately-held companies, domestic as well as international. Besides helping companies correlate executive pay to business strategy, he has worked with a number of Clients on related issues including corporate and board governance as well as performance design and measurement. Alan is one of only a few executive compensation advisors who have experience working with limited liability companies and other non-corporate entities including tax-exempt organizations.
Alan was a partner in Ernst & Young’s Human Capital Group and before that he spent almost 20 years at Arthur Andersen LLP where he established Andersen’s compensation and benefits consulting practice and served as Managing Partner - Human Capital. He also served as Managing Partner of Andersen’s Special Services Group. Before joining Andersen Alan established an actuarial and benefits consulting firm focusing on middle market and privately-held Clients. Previously Alan was with Price Waterhouse. He started his career with the Internal Revenue Service where he was an Employee Plans Specialist and a Revenue Agent.
Alan has been a partner with two accounting firms, including Arthur Andersen LLP where he served as Managing Partner – Human Capital. Previously he was with Price Waterhouse after starting his career at the Internal Revenue Service. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an MBA in Taxation (City University of New York), MS (APC) in Actuarial Science (New York University) and BS in Mathematics (John Carroll University).
Alan is the author of Accounting for Equity Compensation (1st and 2nd editions) and is a contributing author of the Employee Benefits Handbook, The Stock Options Book and Executive Compensation in ESOP Companies. He has lectured on Executive Compensation at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, New York University School of Law, Yale University Law School and the City University of New York Graduate Program. Alan has led in-house training for a number of companies including AT&T, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Neuberger Berman, Pitney Bowes and Estee Lauder Company. He has served as an expert advisor to the Financial Accounting Standards Board and testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce. He is a frequent speaker to professional and industry groups worldwide, has been quoted in various business publications and newspapers, and has appeared on a number of national television business programs.
Alan’s board memberships include the American Benefits Council, the Certified Equity Professional Institute and the New York Employee Benefits Group. His editorial board affiliations include the Compensation Planning Journal, the Journal of Compensation and Benefits and the Journal of Retirement Planning.