Steven E. Gross is a Compensation Advisor/Strategist with over 40 years of consulting experience in helping organizations develop transformational total rewards, short and long-term incentives and base salary design strategies that reinforce an organization’s employee value proposition and that drive results.
Steve is an adjunct professor at the Fox School of Business at Temple University where he teaches a graduate course on reward systems and compensation management. He has also served as a member of the Productivity and Alternative Rewards Committee of WorldatWork) and has been a faculty member at Penn State, WorldatWork, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the American Management Association (AMA).
Prior to retiring in 2018 from Mercer as a senior partner and global rewards practice leader, Steve was responsible for creating Mercer’s approach toward innovative human resources and compensation programs for all levels of employees. Prior to joining Mercer, Steve was Vice President and Managing Director of Hay Management Consultant’s Northeast Region Reward Practice and National Leader of the Workforce Variable Compensation Practice. Prior to that role, he was the General Manager of the Philadelphia Consulting Group and National Director of the Executive Compensation Consulting Practice. Before joining Hay, Steve was Vice President of the Executive Compensation Consulting Division of Sedgwick Noble Lowndes, a benefits and compensation consulting firm located in the Philadelphia area. Previously he worked for a major international public accounting firm as Consulting Manager.
Steve is the author of Compensation for Teams: How to Design and Implement Team-Based Reward Programs, (AMACOM). He is frequently quoted, has appeared on CNN, CNBC, NPR and has published over 50 articles concerning compensation strategies, benefits and human resource issues and is often called upon to speak on these topics.
Steve is a Certified Management Consultant, holding an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo.