Don McDermott, founder of D.G. McDermott Associates, is a recognized authority in the field of human resources and compensation with over 30 years of related experience as both an internal and external consultant. He works with boards, business owners, and senior managers in the design of compensation and human resources programs.
He has particular expertise in developing strategic business and operational plans, and aligning innovative compensation and human resources programs to meet company objectives. Some recent consulting assignments include the design of short- and long-term incentive plans, sales compensation plans, equity-based plans, and compensation audits relating to compliance.
Prior to founding D.G. McDermott Associates in 1985, Don held senior human resources positions at Bankers Trust Company, NL Industries, Gulf & Western Industries, and M&T Chemicals, Inc.
Over the years he has been active as an officer and director of several professional associations. In 1988, Don was honored by the American Compensation Association/World at Work by being granted its highest award, Life Membership, for his contributions to the field of compensation.
Don has served as an expert witness in compensation-related cases, served on the faculty of American Compensation Association and NYU School of Continuing Education. In addition, Don has authored a number of articles related to compensation and human resources issues.
Don has an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a BA from St. Mary’s Seminary and University.