Our Team

Our Team

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Thomas B. Wilson
Founder and Principal

thomasTom is a national authority on executive compensation and high performance organizations, and has over 30 years of professional business and consulting experience. He has worked with numerous boards and top executives to assess the competitiveness and effectiveness of total direct compensation plans, develop total compensation systems for sales organizations and total reward systems for employee groups. He is the author of five books including Changes for Challenging Times – A Special Report on Business Conditions and Compensation Trends (published 2009), Innovative Reward Systems for the Changing Workplace (McGraw Hill) and Rewards That Drive High Performance (AMACOM). He has written over 30 articles, book chapters and special features for Fortune Magazine, the Conference Board, Financial Times and Boards and Directors. He has been quoted in the Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, and the Boston Business Journal.

Prior to forming Wilson Group, Tom was the National Director of Rewards for Aubrey Daniels & Associates; Partner and General Manager of New England for Hay Group, Inc.; and Director of Organizational Consulting for the Forum Corporation. He holds a Master’s degree from Vanderbilt Owen School of Management and Bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University.

Susan Malanowski

susan Susan brings over 25 years in consulting and leadership positions in compensation and human resources to her clients. Susan advises boards of directors, executives and leaders in sales, human resources and compensation functions on the strategic application of total reward programs. She works with a broad range of public, private and non-profit clients in technology, industrial, and service sectors throughout the country in the assessment, design and implementation of sales, executive and employee compensation programs.

Prior to consulting, Susan worked in leadership positions at General Cinema Theatres, Aetna Inc., Barclays Business Credit and Community Newspaper Company. She has co-authored and published several publications with other members of Wilson Group. Susan earned her master’s degree in labor and industrial relations from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree in human resources from Ithaca College. Susan is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), Certified Benefits Professional (CBP) and a Global Remuneration Professional (GRP) through WorldatWork and a member of the New England Compensation Consortium and the Milwaukee Area Compensation Association. Susan was an Adjunct Faculty member in Human Resources at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

Rhonda Farrington

rhondaRhonda has over 25 years of human resources experience in both consulting and human resource management roles working with small and mid-sized organizations. She joined Wilson Group in December 2006 and was promoted to Principal in 2010. She has extensive background in designing salary structures, performance incentive and sales compensation plans, as well as the assessment of executive and director compensation for private companies. Her strengths include salary structure development, incentive plan design, and performance management programs that focus on driving the business strategy of the organization. Rhonda has worked with private and public companies and organizations in the technology, professional services, insurance, consumer products, healthcare, higher education and utilities industries, designing and implementing programs that strengthen the foundation of the business.

Rhonda earned her master’s degree from Springfield College and bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire. She has co-authored numerous surveys and publications while at Wilson Group. She is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) through WorldatWork, a member of the Board of Directors for the New England Compensation Consortium, and former president of the New Hampshire Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (now known as the Association for Talent Development). Prior to consulting, Rhonda’s human resource management experience included partnering with senior management to handle company restructuring/reorganization, compensation and benefit program management, and training design and implementation.

Emmy Wyatt

emmy Emmy has over a dozen years experience in human resources, both as a consultant and as a corporate manager. She has designed, implemented and managed rewards programs for executive compensation, variable pay and base salaries. She focuses on competitive market analysis and business strategy alignment.

Emmy has worked at KPMG Peat Marwick and Towers Watson. Her education includes an MBA from Columbia University and a BA from Williams College. She is a member of WorldatWork and the New England Compensation Consortium.

Winnie Skeates

winnie Winnie Skeates has over 25 years of human resource experience in the design and implementation of compensation, performance management, and benefit programs in a variety of industries. Her special expertise includes designing customized client compensation and benefits surveys, and the development and effective communication of competitive pay programs for small to medium sized employers.

Prior to becoming affiliated with the Wilson Group, Winnie held leadership and internal consulting roles with Millipore, Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene, National Grange Mutual Insurance Company, Nashua Corporation, GenRad, and Olney Associates. She earned her Master’s Degree from Harvard University, a Bachelor’s Degree from Bates College, and a Certificate in Pension and Benefits Administration from Bentley College. Winnie is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) through WorldatWork. She is also a founding member of the New England Compensation Consortium, former President of the Greater Monadnock Society for Human Resource Management, and a member of the national Society for Human Resources Management.

Lisa Nivison
Administrative Project Manager and Compensation Analyst

lisaLisa is responsible for the smooth, client focused operations of Wilson Group. In this role she works with consultants and clients to coordinate project activities, facilitate communication, and assure all information and reports meet our high standards of quality and timeliness. She also manages all internal operations, materials and services of the Wilson Group. In this role she serves as an integral member of our team and maintains strong working relationships with many of our clients.

Prior to joining the Wilson Group, Lisa worked for Sherbrooke Partners. She has a background in sales and sales management at Cartier, Inc. and Zale Corporation. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.