Dayna Harris



Dayna HarrisDayna is a Partner with over 20 years of experience providing advice on executive and Board compensation. She focuses on designing incentive programs that align compensation with business strategy and value creation for shareholders. Her incentive design work focuses on identifying the appropriate incentive structures, performance measures, and approaches for goal-setting.

Dayna has been a speaker on pay and performance, disclosure and regulatory topics for the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP), the Council of Institutional Investors, the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, and WorldatWork. She is a member of NASPP, the Council of Institutional Investors, and WorldatWork.

Dayna was named to the prestigious NACD Directorship 100 for three consecutive years.

Former Affiliations

Prior to joining Farient Advisors, Dayna was a Principal at Semler Brossy Consulting Group, and previously held executive compensation consulting roles at Sibson & Company, SCA Consulting, and Mercer, as well as an investment analysis and portfolio management position at an investment firm.


Dayna holds MBA and BA degrees from San Diego State University.

Known For

Dayna is known for her extensive work in goal setting and performance measurement. She brings a deep analytical and narrative capability to her clients which enables defensible and seamless communications with stakeholders on all areas of compensation design and implementation.