Bonnie Schindler, a Vivient Consulting partner based in the Chicago area, helps clients design and communicate compensation programs for executives, boards of directors and employees. She has worked with several clients to develop automated tools that help executives understand complex long-term incentive plans and their own potential payouts under different business scenarios. Bonnie has worked in a variety of industries, including financial services, high technology, manufacturing, transportation, real estate and non-profit. She has worked with both public and privately held companies to develop customized incentive compensation plans that support business strategy and the achievement of financial goals.
Bonnie has partnered with WorldatWork to survey private companies to better understand short- and long-term incentive plans at these firms. She has been a speaker for WorldatWork and the Los Angeles Compensation and Benefits Association, and has written several articles for workspan, a WorldatWork magazine. Bonnie authored, “The Devil Is in the Details: Analytical Pitfalls in Executive Compensation Benchmarking,” which appeared originally in workspan and has since been reprinted in several books about compensation.
Bonnie has more than 20 years of combined experience in consulting, human resources and communications. Prior to co-founding Vivient, Bonnie was a Principal with Mercer Human Resource Consulting, which she joined through its acquisition of SCA Consulting. Before joining SCA, she held human resource and communications positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Bonnie is a Certified Executive Compensation Professional. She received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where she concentrated in finance, accounting and strategy. She received both an M.S. and a B.S. in journalism from Northwestern University.