Jeff McCutcheon is Managing Director and co-founder of Board Advisory, where he leverages 25 years of experience in executive compensation and management effectiveness to help boards develop and implement solutions that produce optimal business results. Prior to his work advising boards of Fortune 500 companies, Jeff served as the top HR executive for CSX Corporation and held roles leading compensation, HR planning and strategy, and management development for four other Fortune 250 companies. He formed McCutcheon, LLC in 2004, helping companies address executive talent strategies, including executive pay and succession, typically in the context of mergers & acquisitions.
At Board Advisory, Jeff helps boards translate key strategic initiatives into actionable executive employment arrangements. His advice to boards reflects his belief that executive pay and succession decisions should be an extension of the underlying business strategy, not a discrete administrative practice.
Jeff has served as an expert witness on executive pay issues, has contributed to the national debate on executive compensation as it pertains to disclosure and valuation of executive equity awards, and served as an advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury. He’s spoken at numerous industry events and forums hosted by organizations including The American Banking Association, International Quality and Productivity Council and World at Work. He holds a BA in Business and a Masters in Labor and Industrial Relations from Michigan State University.