Compensation and Executive Benefit Strategies

Our specialized expertise in nonqualified deferred compensation plans helps our clients attract, retain and reward top executive talent, even in the most competitive environments.

Let Experience Drive Your Success

Mesirow Financial is a leader in the design and management of creative executive compensation and benefit solutions that help companies recruit, retain, motivate and reward their key talent.

With clients ranging from middle market to Fortune 1000 companies, we go beyond simply identifying compensation gaps and how to address them. We provide turnkey solutions that give you the option to fully outsource your custom plan design.

More importantly, we deliver innovative thinking fueled by 30+ years working with nonqualified plan sponsors, which gives our clients a peace of mind knowing we have what it takes to address their ever increasing and complex challenges. 

Plan Design

We take an interactive approach to benefit plan design, and seek an effective and cost-efficient program for each client. 

Plan Financing

One size does not fit all when it comes to financing plan liabilities. We work closely with you to analyze your situation and determine the right financing solution. 

Communication and Education

Communication is the key to maximizing the value of a compensation or benefit program. Using a variety of methods, we strive to provide participants with the information they need to understand and make the most of their plan:

Online account access through our proprietary account access system, BenefitManager, allows participants to:

  • Enroll in a plan by following a simple, step-by-step guide
  • View daily account balances by fund, source or year
  • Change and verify investment allocations
  • Monitor investment performance
  • Research investment options
  • Access account transaction history
  • View and print benefit statements
  • Review plan eligibility and guidelines
  • Retrieve a variety of plan documents

Customized educational materials that provide participants with easy-to-understand information about their plan structure, benefits and how to enroll

Informational meetings where we answer questions, provide guidance and emphasize the value of executive benefits to encourage maximum plan participation

Help desk support for participant questions and client needs, from our knowledgeable professionals

Customized e-mails to participants, with informational and/or marketing messages

Web-casts, including real-time virtual meetings and on-demand enrollment training, to help ensure busy executives have access to important information

Individual benefit reports with detail on balances, positions, transactions and other account information, created for each participant on a quarterly basis

Benefits of Working With Us

We believe that a one-size-fits-all approach to financing plan liabilities actually fits no one. Before discussing alternatives, we take a thorough assessment of your company’s financial situation.

We design and implement flexible compensation and benefit plans that carefully balance executive expectations with company resources, providing value to both employees and company stakeholders.

Our comprehensive platform allows you to outsource custom communication and education programs that highlight plan benefits and motivate executives to maximize participation.

We strive to provide your executives with concierge-style service to support your all-important executive compensation strategy.

Meet Our Team

Our Compensation and Executive Benefit Strategies team is made of professionals with focused expertise and a strong track record of creating innovative executive compensation and benefit programs.

Contact Us

Have questions or need more information? Contact us at 800.453.0600 or send us a message.

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