James Stout

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Rotary International

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Loyola University Chicago - BS Industrial Psychology 1999


Global total rewards executive and transformational leader with deep expertise in the fields of broad-based, executive and sales compensation; process re-engineering; merger & acquisition; mobility, and benefits. Demonstrated strengths in the design and implementation of total rewards strategy/programs that support operational strategy; understanding & articulating the financial impact of rewards programs; partnership with operations and C-Suite leaders; managing organizational change:

Areas of Concentration:
* Broadbased Compensation Program Design & Implementation
* Business Intelligence
* Sales Compensation
* Global Remuneration
* Global Benefits & Retirement Plans
* Executive Compensation
* STI & LTI Plan Design
* Development of Total Rewards Strategy
* Design and Administration HRIS (Workday)
* Merger & Acquisition Due Diligence/Integration
* HR Policy Development
* Performance Management
* Employment Law & Union CBA

About His Career:

James is a seasoned HR professional. He is the Head of Compensation reporting to the Director of Total Rewards, responsible for designing, managing and administering employee compensation programs and processes across all lines of business. This role is responsible for being a creative, innovative professional who can lead the continuous development, implementation and on-going administration of the Firm’s Employee compensation strategy. In my role I am expected to have a progressive approach to compensation strategy and processes and be able to align concepts and ideas to the firm's business strategy. This role is the key resource in conducting a wide variety of business-aligned compensation analytics, compensation surveys, operational objectives and work plans.

This position is responsible for the design, execute, test, refine and managing a process in a collaborative fashion with a group of cross-functional stakeholders both within the Human Resources community and the business on an ongoing basis and function as the subject matter expert across a geographically dispersed population.

Grant Thornton LLP is an international accounting and management consulting firm. The firm manages 50 branches throughout the United States along with 80 centers worldwide. Grant Thornton provides advisory services for corporate divestitures, acquisitions, and financings. Grant also provides assurance, management consulting and tax advisory services. The company also offers auto-restructuring services. In addition it provides crisis management, due diligence and performance improvement services. The company was founded in 1924 and is based in Chicago, Illinois with additional offices in Boston, Massachusetts; Cleveland, Ohio; Dallas, Texas; Miami, Florida; Phoenix, Arizona; and Seattle, Washington. Grant Thornton LLP is a member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd.

Grant Thornton LLP is a leading Canadian accounting and advisory firm providing audit, tax and advisory services to private and public organizations. Together with the Quebec firm Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton LLP, Grant Thornton has approximately 4,000 people in offices across Canada. Grant Thornton LLP is a Canadian member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, whose member firms operate in close to 100 countries worldwide. In Alberta, Grant Thornton LLP has offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Wetaskiwin.

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HR, Human Resources, BSAD, Quinlan, Career Readiness, Compensation, Benefits, Employee Relations, BSAD Career Readiness, Psychology Major