Brian Cumberland
Managing Director
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25+ years of experience assisting companies in developing compensation programs to attract, retain and motivate employees
Leads the firm's executive compensation and benefits practice
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Brian Cumberland is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLC in Dallas, where he leads the firm's Executive Compensation and Benefits practice.

With more than 25 years of experience, Mr. Cumberland provides executive compensation tax advice to clients, development of compensation strategies, design of annual and long-term compensation arrangements, assessments of competitive compensation and evaluation of tax and accounting ramification of compensation arrangements.

In advising on executive compensation matters, Mr. Cumberland regularly deals with issues related to stock options, restricted stock, non-qualified retirement plans, deferred compensation, key employee incentive programs (KEIP) and key employee retention programs (KERP), global compensation strategies, golden parachute rules and the one-million deduction limitation.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Cumberland led KPMG's Compensation and Benefits Group for the Southwest. Previously, he was with KPMG's National Tax Practice in Washington.

Mr. Cumberland earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Texas and a Juris Doctor from St. Mary's School of Law. He also received a master of laws degree in taxation from the University of Denver.