What Our Clients Say


What Our Clients Say

Vivient is proud of our work with some of the most well-known and successful public, private and non-profit organizations throughout the United States. Here is what they have to say in their own words about their experience working with us:

“Vivient provided exactly what we needed:  customized data to fit our unique needs, perspective from studies as well as experience, useful guidance and timely responses.  They were a breath of fresh air for us and a delight to work with.  I would give them the highest possible recommendation.”

Compensation Committee Chairman, Forest Lawn Memorial Park

“We asked Bertha and Sue for a comprehensive review of our entire compensation program, especially reviewing our incentive comp program, to be sure that we were competitive in our marketplace.  In addition to looking at all of our employees, they also focused on the C-Suite and Board.  Their backup analytics were comprehensive, and we felt that their conclusions were accurate and responsive to our needs.  They hit their budget and they hit their timelines.  We were very pleased with their work.”

President & CEO, First Choice Bank

“We have worked with Vivient Consulting for almost ten years.  The firm came highly recommended to us and they did not disappoint.  They have been helpful in providing the architecture of an equity plan for key executives as well as assist with presentation, communication and consulting on the implementation.  Bertha and the team are capable, responsive, client-focused and proactive.  A pleasure to work with.”

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer,  Lowe Enterprises, Inc.

“Since 2005, IAPMO has relied on Vivient for its compensation and benefits analyses.  Working with Bertha and Sue is always a pleasure as the two of them conduct their research in a thorough manner, and very professionally assist us in understanding all aspects of their results.  We would highly recommend Vivient to other organizations seeking good, quality compensation and benefits analysis and statistics.”

Senior Director of Worldwide Operations, IAPMO

We hired Vivient to facilitate a top-to-bottom revamp of the entire Bank’s incentive scheme including the “C” suite and the sales staff.  Bertha and Susan took the time to understand where we had been historically and the strategy and goals we wanted to achieve going forward.  They designed the incentive programs to focus on the short- and long-term performance measures most critical to the bank.  As a result, we ended-up with a solution that improved upon the existing incentive model and enabled us to transition to our preferred model over time.  We were very pleased with the results.”  

Chief Executive Officer, The Private Bank of California

“We hired Bertha and Vivient to work with us on the introduction of a new equity program at PIMCO. The plan was complicated and had many unique features. In selecting a consultant, we were looking for prior experience dealing with sophisticated equity plans, someone capable of operating at a very high level. The team at Vivient did an outstanding job and surpassed all expectations. The end product was on point and contributed immensely to the overall success of our rollout.”

Head of Human Resources, PIMCO

“Vivient Consulting did an excellent job for us in aligning our senior staff compensation with competitive norms. They were very knowledgeable in all compensation issues. Their work was highly professional and they interfaced extremely well with our staff and our Board Compensation Committee.”

Chair of the Compensation Committee, Los Angeles Philharmonic Association

“Vivient Consulting provides an excellent balance of critical analysis, high levels of customer service and professionalism that lends immediate credibility with both the Senior Management team and the Compensation Committee. They have worked on a number of critical assignments and have always met tight deadlines, while never compromising their work quality.”

Head of Compensation, Benefits and HRIS, Dine Equity

“I have worked with Vivient on a variety of projects for different companies, both public and private, and in several industries. Each project was unique and in each situation, Vivient grasped the nuances and developed a creative, tailored solution.”

Compensation Committee Chairman, Strategic Hotels and Resorts

“Excellent client service. Timely and relevant results.”

CEO and President, Grill Concepts, Inc.

“Vivient Consulting came highly recommended and did not disappoint us! Bertha Masuda and Susan Schroeder delivered on every promise. They worked with us to customize the results of their compensation study, so that the needs of our individual company were met. They were diligent in responding to our requests and getting us the most accurate and up to date information.
I would not hesitate to consult again with the professionals at Vivient!”

Compensation Committee Chair, Architectural Woodworking Company

“I like the fact that you work directly with Vivient’s partners. Their hands-on involvement gave me peace of mind that the project was moving forward on time and that the work was being done with care.”

VP, Compensation, Benefits, and HRIS, Avery Dennison Corporation (2012)