Mark Killian

Mark Killian

Mark Killian is a Consultant at Grahall, LLC. He has been a consultant for the last seven years after twenty-three years in corporate Human Resources leadership roles. Mr. Killian focuses primarily on energy and utilities, financial services, chemical and related manufacturing sectors, particularly in board governance, executive compensation and reward strategy, and general human resources disciplines.

Mr. Killian has particular expertise in linking compensation design to performance metrics, regulatory matters, conflict management and executive coaching. Some of his project highlights include:

  • As a full-time Human Resources consultant to a private equity-owned firm supplying products and services to the oil and gas, aerospace, and energy sectors, successfully navigated and executed multiple acquisition integrations; established operating grants of authority; supported successful searches for new COO and CFO. Advised board / CEO on executive reward matters.
  • During the era of board governance reform, led multiple projects with corporate boards to comply with the new exchange listing guidelines, board independence best practices, committee structures and charters.
  • Performed several HR function audits and assessments resulting in major changes that improved the effectiveness of the function.
  • Frequently coaches HR professionals at all levels, as well as broader corporate leadership teams, to improve their functional and operational performance.

Mr. Killian received his Bachelors degree in Economics from the University of Maryland. He completed all course requirements for an MA in Human Resources and Organization Development from Antioch College and completed core course requirements for Loyola College’s MBA before transferring to Antioch.

Before joining Grahall he was an Executive Consultant with Plus Delta and his own firm. Prior to that, he spent five years as Senior Consultant and Executive Reward Practice Leader for the Metro New York Region for HayGroup®. Prior to that, he held senior officer roles with Arch Chemicals and Olin Corporation.