Seattle / Puget Sound / Portland: 425-836-0206 San Francisco: 408-572-8331

About Us & Our Work

We are your solutions expert in compensation consulting, benefits design and recruiting in  Seattle, San Francisco and Portland areas. Our compensation consultants deliver solutions to private and public companies at all stages in their life cycle. We offer a wide range of services and customized action plans that support your business goals.

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We can help you develop thoughtful and practical solutions that align your compensation programs with your business strategy.

We focus on cost-efficient employee benefit solutions to meet your business needs.

With our extensive network of connections and unique experience, we are able to successfully uncover top talent for your organization.

Our primary focus is Compensation and Benefits Consulting and Recruitment in the Seattle/Puget Sound, Portland, and San Francisco Bay Area markets.


A Boutique Compensation &
Benefits Consulting Firm

Innovative Solutions

Thinking Outside The Box

We are not your typical compensation & benefits consulting firm. We do not use boilerplate templates. We think outside the box and take the time to understand, brainstorm, and develop creative solutions to meet business needs.

Flexible Model

Our flexible engagement model involves partnering directly with company boards and executives to provide domain expertise or capacity that may not be available in-house.

Strategic Approach

Compass Total Rewards can help your organization adopt a more strategic, comprehensive and integrated approach to total rewards.


We deliver top-notch compensation and benefits talent that aligns with your organization professionally and culturally.

Craighton Goeppele

I Strongly Recommend Hiring Her

"Nancy thinks strategically about how to construct compensation and benefit plans that drive both client objectives and employee engagement. She also has the right practical, hands-on experience to help guide her clients on how to implement plans smoothly and effectively. While at my last company, I worked closely with Nancy on many complicated compensation and benefits plans from design to implementation. I strongly recommend hiring her as your consultant."

-Craighton Goeppele , General Counsel, TerraPower, LLC

Jerry Dark

A Trusted and Pragmatic Advisor

“Nancy is a trusted and pragmatic advisor to HR leaders, business leaders and boards. Her finance education and depth of experience coupled with her successful in-house compensation and benefit roles make her well-suited to be your consultant. She learns her client’s business quickly, enabling her to bring innovative and targeted compensation solutions that drive business results and a motivated workforce. Her partnership skills are excellent.”

-Jerry Dark , Chief Human Resources Officer, KCG

Jim Gemmell

A Top Notch Compensation and Business Professional

"Nancy is a top notch compensation and business professional who consistently solves complex rewards-based issues with results-based solutions. She partners incredibly well and brings a wealth of knowledge to her areas of practice. I would heartily recommend Nancy for consulting engagements!"

- Jim Gemmell , EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, Akamai Technologies