Tom joined Compensia in 2019 and began his career as a compensation consultant in 2010. Tom provides research and advice on executive compensation and related matters as an independent consultant to Compensation Committees and senior management at technology companies. His clients range from mid-late stage pre-IPO through newly public and large public technology companies. He has extensive experience helping high-growth companies transition from private to public ownership and in helping companies navigate difficult compensation, governance and shareholder issues.
Prior to Compensia, Tom led the SF Bay Area technology vertical focused on compensation consulting at Mercer. While with Mercer, he completed a 2-year international assignment on the executive remuneration team in Sydney, Australia.
Tom received a BA in Applied Mathematics and Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Charlie Franklin is the Co-founder & CEO of Compa, a VC-backed startup with the mission to make compensation fair and competitive for everyone. Compa delivers software for enterprise talent acquisition and total rewards teams to enter the era of pay transparency.
Charlie has more than a decade of experience in HR roles, mostly focused on compensation matters. He started his career at Mercer, a leading global HR consulting firm, where he advised on compensation strategy and people analytics to organizations ranging from Fortune 100 financial services companies to government agencies and technology startups. He subsequently led executive compensation and people strategy at Juniper Networks, and most recently led HR M&A and global mobility at Workday prior to founding Compa.