Mike Stewart is a Managing Director with Sullivan, Cotter and Associates, Inc. In addition to his role as a member of the SullivanCotter Management Committee, Mike manages the Firm’s business in the western United States. Prior to joining SullivanCotter, Mike was the National Practice Director for Health Care Compensation Consulting with Buck Consultants (now Mellon Human Resources & Investor Solutions). He has worked with a wide range of health systems, hospitals, academic medical centers and managed care organizations.
Mike has more than 30 years of executive management and consulting experience in compensation and human resources in health care, financial services, telecommunications, consumer products and manufacturing. He has worked extensively with senior management and boards of directors in the development of strategy and design for executive, employee and physician compensation, as well as in the design and implementation of organization change and performance management initiatives.
During his career, Mike has directed and worked on a variety of projects in compensation, human resources design and performance management, including the following:
- Executive compensation design and implementation, including base salary, annual and long-term incentive design.
- Compensation philosophy and strategy development.
- Advisory consulting to boards and committees of the board regarding compensation design, governance and regulatory issues.
- Not-for profit board compensation; total compensation audits and best practice development; broad-based employee pay design.
- Performance management design and implementation, including workshop delivery.
- Customized surveys of compensation and benefits.
- Organization design reviews of the human resources function.
Mike recently contributed to the American Health Lawyers Association’s 2009 book entitled, “Corporate Governance Implications of Nonprofit Executive Compensation.” He has also written and spoken frequently on executive compensation issues.
Mike has an undergraduate degree from Fordham University in New York. He is a member of WorldatWork, the American Society for Healthcare Human Resource Administrators as well as the California Hospital Association, the Hospital Association of Southern California, the Hospital Association of Northern and Central California and the Massachusetts Hospital Association.