Ms. Hellerman is a Senior Vice President and the Midwest Regional Leader. She is located in Sibson’s Chicago office. Ms. Hellerman advises management and boards in the design and implementation of innovative, effective and sustainable people and reward strategies that lead to improved business results. She has particular expertise in the areas of executive compensation, governance and the leadership challenges that are precipitated by financial transactions. She frequently serves boards and compensation committees as an independent advisor.
Ms. Hellerman has consulted to more than 100 publicly traded and privately held organizations from a wide variety of industries, including insurance, brokerage, financial services, private equity, hedge funds, real estate, healthcare, hospitality, retail, technology and manufacturing.
Prior to joining Sibson, Ms. Hellerman was the Chief Human Resource Executive for Hyatt Corporation, an international corporation with more than 50,000 employees. At Continental Bank, she was the Vice President responsible for the global compensation and benefits functions. At Hewitt Associates, she led domestic and international total compensation assignments. Ms. Hellerman's professional background also includes several faculty appointments.
Ms. Hellerman received an MBA from the University of Chicago, and an MA and a PhD in Spanish and Portuguese from Stanford University. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Science and Mathematics from the University of Michigan, was a Fulbright scholar in Peru and completed academic studies in Mexico and Argentina.
Ms. Hellerman has authored articles and commentary published in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Business Finance, Forbes.com, the Handbook of Business Strategy, Human Resource Executive, Financial Executive and WorldatWork's workspan.