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.
Jonathan Lydon is the current head of talent at Nuro and has nearly 15 years of experience in recruiting across Silicon Valley venture backed startups. He is currently responsible for all of recruiting, people operations and analytics at one of the market leading autonomous vehicle companies in the world.
Prior to Nuro Jonathan advised startups as a consultant and a talent partner at Greylock. He has designed hiring playbooks and best practices for Seed and Series A startups like Figma, Discord and Rubrik. Jonathan is lucky enough to have scaled two startups from sub 100 employees to 1500+. At Uber, his team was responsible for scaling a global engineering org and at Nuro his teams specialize in AI/ML and Computer Vision.