Compensation Advisory Partners Acquires Vivient Consulting

Business Combination Establishes Nationwide Presence and Strengthens
Compensation Consulting Service Offering

Advisory Partners
(CAP), a premier independent executive
compensation consulting firm, today announced the acquisition of Vivient
, a Los Angeles-based executive compensation consultancy
with offices in Los Angeles and Chicago. The Vivient acquisition
provides CAP with a national footprint, expanding its reach in the
Midwest and on the West Coast to accelerate the firm’s growth.

“The CAP and Vivient teams share a collaborative and client-focused
culture of personalized and responsive professional services grounded in
analytics and are proud of our long-standing client relationships,” said
Eric Hosken, Partner, CAP. “The combination of our compensation
consulting firms will enhance our ability to service clients across the

Vivient was founded in 2002 by Bertha
, Susan
, and Bonnie
, who will all join the CAP team. Ms. Masuda and Ms.
Schroeder will continue as Partners, actively serving the firm’s
clients, while Ms. Schindler will join CAP as a Principal with
responsibility for expanding CAP’s intellectual capital and knowledge

“We’ve known Bertha, Susan, Bonnie, and the rest of the Vivient team for
years and we share the same values and approach,” said Dan Laddin,
Founding Partner, CAP. “It became clear that joining forces would
benefit both firms and our clients. We look forward to harnessing the
full resources of our combined teams to continue our growth.”

The Vivient team brings decades of experience in executive compensation
strategy, planning, and incentive plan design for public and private
companies of all sizes to CAP. Vivient’s leading expertise in developing
compensation plans for private companies and non-profit organizations
complements CAP’s expertise serving the Compensation Committees of large
and mid-cap public company boards and private companies preparing to
enter the public markets.

“As our client base expanded over the past two decades, we knew we
needed to source additional and specialized talent and technology
solutions in order to continue to expand our high-quality and
personalized compensation consulting and advisory services,” said Ms.
Masuda. “CAP is the ideal partner for us, and our partnership maximizes
our collective ability to anticipate and address the compensation needs
of all of our clients, from private to public as well as nonprofits.”

The Vivient acquisition follows CAP’s April 2018 addition of Partner
Chris Earnest who established the firm’s Southwest operations based in
Houston. CAP now has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and
Houston providing nationwide coverage to clients across industry sectors
including, but not limited to, Automotive, Banking/Financial Services,
Pharma/Healthcare, Manufacturing/Industrial, Consumer/Retail, Energy,
Insurance, Media, Technology, Real Estate and Utilities.

About Compensation Advisory Partners

Compensation Advisory Partners (CAP) is an independent executive
compensation consulting firm with a national practice specializing in
executive and director compensation and related corporate governance
matters. CAP’s consultants serve as independent advisers in the areas of
compensation strategy, program design and in promoting sound corporate
governance principles, working with boards of directors and management
teams to develop innovative and practical solutions that advance company
objectives. The firm’s clients range from some of the largest Fortune
100 multi-nationals to smaller start-ups and nonprofits. CAP clients
benefit from the collective intelligence and practical experience of the
firm’s experienced compensation consultants who provide superior market
insights, value and advisory support to leadership teams. For more
information, please visit


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