Compensation and Performance Management, Inc. About The Speaker Fred Whittlesey is the founding Principal of Compensation and Performance Management, Inc. (CPM), a management consulting firm based in Newport Beach. CPM helps organizations allocate financial capital to human capital. Fred specializes in improving organization performance through the evaluation, design, and implementation of compensation programs and the underlying performance management processes. His 15 years of management consulting experience include positions with Towers Perrin and William M. Mercer. Prior to founding CPM, he was director of the Western Region compensation consulting practice at KPMG Peat Marwick. Fred is an instructor for the American Compensation Association (ACA), UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management, and UCLA Extension on financial aspects of managing people in organizations. His recent articles include "The Future of Human Resources Management" appearing in the ACA Journal and "Employee Ownership in Initial Public Offerings" published in The Stock Options Book by the National Center for Employee Ownership. Fred received his MBA from UCLA with concentrations in human resource management and marketing. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from San Diego State University with a BA in industrial/organizational psychology.