Dan Mayfield


Dan Mayfield is a Partner with Farient Advisors. With 20 years of experience providing advice on executive and Director compensation, he works with companies across a wide variety of industries, including industrial, retail, consumer, pharmaceutical, healthcare, and professional services firms), in various stages of development. He also works for both for-profit and tax exempt organizations. Dan advises Boards and management on all areas pertaining to executive compensation, particularly in designing pay programs that align with business strategy and stakeholder value.

Former Affiliations

Prior to joining Farient, Mayfield was a managing director covering executive compensation and corporate governance at a leading insurance brokerage, risk management and HR & benefits consulting company. He also held executive compensation consulting and leadership roles at other consultancies.


Dan received an M.B.A. focused on Finance and Strategy from Southern Methodist University and holds masters and bachelor degrees from The University of Texas at Austin.

Known For

Dan is a sought-after speaker on compensation and governance trends. He has presented at numerous conferences including World@Work, American College of Healthcare Executives, and several regional compensation associations, among others. He is also often is quoted in technical and industry publications.