Linda VanDeventer, JD, MBA, CCP

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Linda VanDeventer, JD, MBA, CCP


Linda is a Compensation Consultant with the Overture Group. She specializes in developing market competitive executive and employee compensation strategies for base pay, short- and long- term incentives that attract, motivate, and retain employees. She also advises organizations on improving salesforce effectiveness by optimizing role design and sales compensation strategy to support busines objectives. She also has a depth of experience in optimizing cost strategies for health and retirement plans. 

Her 30+ year career includes leadership roles at both global HR Consulting firms and corporations. Her broad background includes working at private equity owned organizations, pre-IPO, and Fortune 50 publicly traded organizations. Her industry experience includes Distribution, E-Commerce, Industrial  Manufacturing, Non-Profit, Retail, Services, and Transportation.

Her clients range from small non-profit organizations to large global corporations such as the American Marketing Association, Astellas Pharmaceuticals, Bank of America, Baxter, CF Industries, Diebold, Dell, Electronic Arts, Franciscan Ministries Retirement System, Freeman Marketing, the Insurance Information Institute, Lake County IL Government, McDonald’s Corporation, Redbox, Rush University Medical System, Sears Holdings Corporation, and Village of Rosemont IL.

Linda’s affiliations include former Total Rewards Group Leader and Member, Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC), former President and Member of Board of Directors - Chicago Compensation Association, College Relations Committee Member- Chicago Society for Human Resources Management (Chicago SHRM), Private Directors Association Member, ESOP Association Member, Advisory Board Member- DePaul University Master of Science Human Resources Degree Program, Former Mentor and Member- Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, Celebration Children's Center Board of Directors Member and American Cancer Society Reach For Recovery Volunteer.

She is also an adjunct instructor at DePaul University’s graduate and undergraduate schools of business where she teaches several courses including global compensation and benefits at the graduate level among other human capital strategy courses. 

Linda earned her bachelor’s degree in business and industrial psychology at North Central College, her MBA at DePaul University, her law degree at Taft University and her Certified Compensation Professional Designation from WorldAtWork.

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