Sal DiFonzo

Sal DiFonzo is a Managing Director with the Compensation and Rewards Consulting practice of Gallagher's Human Resources and Compensation Consulting business line. He focuses on compensation, benefits and governance in the healthcare industry.

Sal brings more than 25 years of experience in compensation assessment, design and implementation. His areas of expertise include compensation strategy, broad-based incentive compensation, executive compensation and sales compensation. He specializes in incentive compensation design and assists organizational leaders with ownership transition/management succession through the creation of long-term incentive programs.

Sal's healthcare experience includes positions at Eli Lilly and Company as well as the healthcare consulting practice of a nationally prominent sales compensation design firm. Recent experience includes hospital, behavioral health, indigenous healthcare, higher education, surgical center and nationally prominent research institute clients.

Prior to joining Gallagher, Sal served as Vice President in the Compensation and Career Strategies practice of Segal, a national human resources consulting firm. Prior to joining he was Managing Director of the compensation business unit of a firm that provides management consulting and investment banking services.

Sal is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), a Certified Benefits Professional (CBP) and a Certified Sales Compensation Professional (CSCP). He also serves on WorldatWork's Compensation Advisory Council. Sal earned an Master of Science in Human Resource Management from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana ) and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics/Business and Psychology at Cornell College (Mt. Vernon, Iowa).

Author of Designing Effective Incentive Compensation Plans (Amazon), Sal is a frequent speaker and author of numerous articles on compensation.