Executive Compensation Consulting Services for the Dallas, Fort Worth Metroplex

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Zayla™ Partners is an executive compensation consulting firm that advises companies located in the Dallas, Fort Worth Metroplex area on best practices in competitive compensation services that attract, retain, and motivate top talent.

Compensation Consulting Firm in Dallas, Texas

Zayla Partners is an executive compensation consulting firm that advises companies in the Dallas Forth Worth Metroplex on best practices in competitive compensation packages that attract, retain, and motivate top talent. 

Looking for a reason to choose Zayla? We’ll give you nine.

Compensation Consultants Experienced in Working with
Dallas Forth Worth Metroplex Companies

Zayla’s Team has over 25 years of experience in executive compensation advisory services for public, private and not for profit companies in Texas. Zayla’s experts will help you navigate the ever-changing market with competitive pay programs to attract, retain and motivate your top talent while aligning company goals.

Zayla Partners has a deep understanding of the Dallas Forth Worth Metroplex market. We can provide valuable insights into the competitive landscape of central Texas, designing fair and competitive packages that helps your organization attract, retain and motivate top talent. A benefit of working with Zayla is 25 years of consulting experience, teaching for WorldAtWork authoring articles and books as well as serving on boards ourselves. We provide data and guidance on best practices for structuring executive pay, including the designs of annual and long-term incentive

Compensation Consulting in the Dallas Forth Worth Metroplex

When you work at Zayla, experience the variety of perks and benefits our company has to offer.







Industries we advise in the Dallas Forth Worth Metroplex

We specialize in advising companies in these major Central Texas industries: 

  • Energy
  • Food and Beverage
  • Banking & Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology, and more.

How We Work With Your Company

From our initial meeting through completion of your project, our consultants are attentive, responsive, and transparent at all stages of the process—so you’ll always have an expert to lean on. Whether you are looking to enhance your current compensation plans or develop an entirely new structure, Zayla will develop and leverage insights on both your company’s goal and objectives and current trends across the competitive marketplace to construct go-forward programs that will generate desired outcomes. 

Our consultants are subject matter experts who have experience as board members, company owners, expert witnesses, authors, teachers, and consultants. We leverage this exceptional “boardroom EQ the ability to navigate a variety of different perspectives and the shifting dynamics of the boardroom – to ensure all stakeholders are aligned on compensation matters and motivated to maximize returns.  

Dallas Forth Worth Metroplex Compensation Trends for 2023


The average total CEO pay.

91% Increase

paid through short and long-term incentives.

Zayla has analyzed CEO compensation trends in the Dallas Forth Worth Metroplex area for many years. This table displays the top paid CEOs as disclosed in 2022. With median CEO pay at $7.5 million versus the 2012 median of $3.9 million (a 91% increase), it’s easy to see the competitive nature of the current environment for executive talent. We predict this trend will continue with CEO pay anticipated to increase by roughly 15% in 2023.

If you are in the Dallas Forth Worth Metroplex area and looking for a compensation consultant, we would like the opportunity to help you with your compensation planning needs.