Susan Schroeder is a partner and co-founder of Vivient Consulting. She advises Boards and senior management teams on strategy evaluation, performance measurement customization, compensation strategies and incentive plan design, and the support of new business ventures and initial public offerings. Her experience includes work for Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller public and private organizations across many industries, including real estate, banking, insurance, investment management, high technology, manufacturing, and professional services. Over the years, Susan has developed a particular expertise in developing incentive plans that reward for long-term value creation where publicly traded stock is not available.
Susan has over 25 years of broad based experience in finance, human resources, and strategy execution in both management consulting and corporate environments. Prior to co-founding Vivient in 2002, she was a Principal level consultant in the Los Angeles offices of Mercer Human Resource Consulting and SCA Consulting. Prior to joining SCA, Susan spent twelve years in the financial services industry specializing in finance and real estate lending at First Interstate Bank and Wells Fargo Bank.
Susan has been a speaker for the WorldatWork Total Rewards Conference and the Los Angeles and Bay Area Compensation and Benefits Associations. She earned the Certified Executive Compensation Professional (CECP) designation from WorldatWork, the leading association for Total Rewards professionals.
Susan received a M.B.A. from The UCLA Anderson School of Management and an A.B. in Economics from Occidental College, where she graduated with honors. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the National MS Society, Southern California and Nevada Chapter, and the Board of Directors of The UCLA Anderson Alumni Association. She is a past member of the Board of Trustees of Occidental College.