Ali is a Consultant with the Grahall Consulting Partners, LLC. He is a consultant to senior members of company management. He specializes in all aspects of executive compensation, benefits, short and long-term incentives, job analysis/job evaluation and designing total rewards strategy.
Prior to joining the firm, he worked as an Executive Compensation & Benefits Advisor at the world’s largest integrated oil and gas company at Saudi Aramco for 6 years. During his tenure there, he prepared strategic proposals to Compensation Committees quarterly book submissions, administered short and long-term incentives for over 500 executives globally. He designed and administered compensation policies and procedures across global business lines. Prepared and recommended total rewards solutions in pre-initial public offering (IPO) environment.
Prior to joining Saudi Aramco, he has worked at JetBlue Airways for 3 years as a Compensation Manager. He advised in all compensation related matters which include market pricing, performance management and executive compensation and compensation philosophy design and implementation.
Prior to joining JetBlue Airways, he has worked at Grahall Partners, LLC for 1 year as a Senior Compensation Consultant. He consulted in executive compensation, proxy analysis, job evaluation, merit increase analysis, equity plan design and administration, pay structure design and recommendation, market pricing, custom survey design and administration, performance management, aligning organization’s compensation strategy to advance its business strategy. He also provided consulting services to a wide array of privately-held and public companies.
Prior to joining Grahall Partners, LLC, he has worked as a Compensation Consultant at WebMD for 6 months, advising on matters which relate to bonus buyout, job consolidation resulting from M&A activity and executive market pricing.
Prior to consulting at WebMD, he has worked as an Executive Compensation Manager at Cablevision Systems Corporation for 5 years, where his focus was executive compensation total rewards design, administration and equity administration.
Recently, Mr. Riyaz has co-authored four books published by Lulu Press, Inc.:
Ø“Employee Total Rewards Strategy”
Ø“Executive Benefits and Perquisites Rewards”
Ø“Expert Witness Testimony in Compensation Related Litigation”
Mr. Riyaz has over 15 years of experience in the compensation field. Ali has received a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree specializing in Banking & Finance from Hofstra University.