Michael Burton

Michael Burton is a principal consultant with Gallagher's Human Resources and Compensation Consulting practice. With more than 20 years of experience in compensation and benefits, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise that spans industries, including utilities, business services, educational institutions, pharmaceuticals and financial services. His career journey has equipped him with a deep understanding of total rewards strategies, enabling him to design and manage innovative programs that attract, retain and motivate top talent.

Michael has a proven track record of crafting and implementing intricate compensation and benefits programs tailored to meet the unique needs of diverse organizations. Whether it's developing competitive compensation structures, designing executive and variable incentive plans or managing comprehensive benefits packages, Michael has consistently delivered solutions that align with business goals while ensuring fairness and transparency.

One of the hallmarks of Michael's career has been his ability to lead through transformational change. He's spearheaded complex organizational changes related to compensation and benefits, navigating challenges with finesse and effectively communicating these changes to both employees and the executive leadership team. Michael's experience includes managing compensation review cycles, conducting job evaluations and aligning programs with regulatory requirements, showcasing his commitment to compliance and ethical practices.

In addition to Michael's strategic acumen, he is well versed in data analysis, using HR analytics and reporting tools to extract valuable insights that inform decision-making.

Throughout Michael's career, he's focused on fostering collaboration and driving employee engagement. He's worked closely with HR teams, talent acquisition and senior executives to ensure that total rewards programs resonate with the organization's mission and values. Michael's ability to build strong relationships and effectively communicate complex concepts has been instrumental in achieving buy-in for these initiatives.

Michael's experience as a total rewards professional reflects a commitment to excellence, ethics and innovation. He's eager to leverage his skills to develop and manage total rewards programs that align with strategic goals, drive employee engagement and ensure market competitiveness.