Seymour Burchman Obituary, Death – After a brief illness, Seymour Jeffrey Burchman, 74, of Naples, FL, died on January 24, 2023, at Avow Hospice. Legacy Options will manage the funeral arrangements.
Seymour Burchman was born on February 3, 1948, in New York City’s Bronx to Paul and Bernice Burchman. He is survived by his wife, Mary Burchman, and daughter, Leah Burchman. He is survived by his brother Howard Burchman, two nieces, and one nephew. Paul and Bernice Burchman, his parents, died before him.
In 1970, Seymour graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. Later, he worked as a VISTA community organizer in Buffalo, New York. He went on to Carnegie Mellon University, where he got a master’s degree in public administration.
He was a partner and Senior Advisor at two executive compensation consulting firms, Sibson & Company, and Semler Brossy Consulting Group. Seymour was a dynamic and innovative thinker who was critical to the success of both companies. Over 50 of his essays have appeared in prominent business and governance publications such as the Harvard Business Review. Several of these were replicated by the Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Forum.
Seymour was a regular contributor to the debate over CEO pay and performance, developing frameworks for evaluating executive pay and performance, establishing value-driving incentive measurements, and guiding goal-setting. In recent years, Seymour has questioned more traditional CEO compensation plans and written about mission-driven compensation.
Furthermore, he published and spoke about ethical business practices as the cornerstone of long-term economic benefit long before ESG became a buzzword. Seymour possessed an extraordinary capacity to debate, solve problems, and better everyone he worked with.
Seymour was a Dodgers fan who was also a kind husband and father.
Scuba diving, skiing, and jogging were among his past hobbies. He retired to Naples, Florida, in 2017 to devote his time to various charities. He was especially dedicated to Child’s Path, believing in the importance of assisting neglected children in Collier County.