Based in Houston, Jeff Hyler leads our work with the U.S. power & utilities sector, focusing on CEO and other senior executive assignments for regulated utilities, independent power producers, nuclear power generators, renewable energy developers, and utility services companies. He is also a member of Spencer Stuart’s Board Practice and advises clients on recruiting outside directors.

Jeff led Spencer Stuart’s Houston office from 2012 to 2023, and he was a recipient of the Firm’s Lou Rieger Quality Award for outstanding client service.

Deep expertise in energy

  • Prior to joining the firm, Jeff was a partner in Towers Perrin’s executive compensation and rewards practice, and he was a leader in the firm’s energy and utility practice. Over his 10-year tenure, he worked with more than 50 energy companies to help align their rewards programs to their business strategy.
  • Many of Jeff’s assignments involved ongoing advisory work with senior management and non-executive directors on a variety of compensation issues, including compensation strategy development, annual and long-term incentive plan design, executive perquisite programs, employment contracts, change-in-control agreements, competitive pay analysis and outside director pay.
  • Prior to joining Towers Perrin, Jeff served for eight years as a Naval Flight Officer in the U.S. Navy.

Jeff served for eight years on the board of NextOp, a nonprofit organization that assists enlisted combat veterans in transitioning to new careers in the energy industry. He received his M.B.A. from Tulane University and a B.A. from The George Washington University.

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