Private Salary Negotiation Consulting

We Negotiate Your Salary For You

During a negotiation, phrasing is everything, and Dave helped me get it right. He was by my side throughout the process (which lasted several days), responding quickly to emails and coaching me at every step.

Julie S.

Dave takes the time to tailor everything to your needs. He definitely cares about his clients.

Bingwen H.

Dave, you did an awesome job. If I were HR and read your counter offer, I would want to give me a raise too. You are great!

Shana K.

David, you brought a wealth of skills to bear on my salary negotiation and I am thrilled with the outcome. The results speak for themselves. In an industry with well-publicized salaries (university assistant professor) my new salary is in the 95th percentile for the industry. Better yet, you negotiated me protected research time and a shared assistant. Your suggestions and crackerjack negotiating have given me the opportunity to focus on the part of my job I find the most rewarding.

Melinda C.

I have been trained in negotiation, but David’s advice was at a whole different level.  He took the time to truly understand the context of the negotiation, and walk me through the complexity of stock options as a major negotiation area.  In the end, David helped me increase my ownership stake in a fast-growing startup by 10X, an outcome potentially worth millions of dollars.

Tony A.

“Working with David is like watching a surgeon perform a flawless operation. And I should know because I am a surgeon.”

Vikram B.


This service is free if we don’t negotiate you a material improvement in your job offer

We take all the time necessary to learn about your unique situation, ask and answer questions, make detailed notes, and begin preparing you for your salary negotiation.

We review your offer letter, job description, equity plan, salary history, resume, email correspondence, and all available research on your employer before presenting you with our findings.

Based on our experience negotiating hundreds of salaries, we create a negotiation strategy tailored to your specific needs and personality, taking into account your leverage, the company size, and the standards of your industry.

We write an initial email for you to send to your future employer – gently negotiating a higher starting salary along with any other employment terms that make sense given your unique situation.

You send the email to your future employer with total confidence. Only you will know that it was crafted by an expert salary negotiator.

Just in case your employer wants to talk live, we are ready with a custom script that puts key arguments right at your fingertips – we drill you on these until you’re the best prepared person at the table.

We continue to draft as many emails, scripts, talking points, job description rewrites, and all other necessary communications until you have the best job offer, job description, and promotion trajectory possible.

“I’m so glad I hired David to help me negotiate my compensation. I knew I had been underpaid at my first job and I was determined to change that at my next job. I had never taken a negotiations class, I was afraid of coming off as too demanding and I was filled with doubt, so I decided to work with a negotiations pro. I wish every woman did this when negotiating her very first job offer! David taught me several  tactics that I’ve been using ever since (in many other settings), and he gave me the confidence and courage to stand up for myself and ask for what I knew I deserved. I started my new job with the happy knowledge that I had negotiated the best possible salary deal I could get, and that gave me an incredible boost of confidence.”

Elissa R.