Building A Scalable Foundation for Growth

We work with emerging companies at every stage of development to fuel the next round of growth - from seed stage to IPO and beyond. Our tailored solutions and expertise will help your firm gain access to critical initial benchmarking data, lay the groundwork for scalable hiring plans, and work directly with your board to prepare for an IPO.



 Our consultants help your early-stage business put all of its key compensation fundamentals into place.


We work with growing organizations to  compete for top talent and migrate to profitable growth.

Private to Public
Market Transition

Our team assists companies in rapidly transforming their programs to enter life as a public company.


Startup Phase

In today's dynamic talent market, early-stage startups can quickly run into compensation challenges, including inconsistent job offers, a lack of internal pay equity and excessive shareholder dilution. Our consultants can help your early-stage business put all of its key compensation fundamentals into place.

Our work typically includes: 

  • Conducting internal and external compensation assessments to check for potential internal pay equity issues and measure your overall market competitiveness across all elements of compensation
  • Creating basic job definitions and leveling criteria to ensure people managers, HR colleagues and recruiters speak the same language when discussing talent issues
  • Building initial salary structures to improve internal pay equity; manage job offers and promotions more efficiently; and make consistent, well-grounded compensation decisions across your entire organization
  • Developing equity grant guidelines to ensure equity dilution remains in check, new-hire grants reflect an appropriate relationship between risk and reward, and awards are right-sized based on changing levels of investment
  • Establishing performance management systems to create a culture of pay-for-performance and identifying and developing high-potentials during the most formative years of your business


Development Phase

Scaling your business from fewer than 200 employees to 500 or more in a few short years requires a sophisticated approach to compensation planning and workforce management. We work with growing organizations to build systems needed to: compete for top talent, hire efficiently, stay on budget and migrate to profitable growth.

We partner with clients to:  

  • Navigate new rounds of financing: We'll work with you throughout the process of raising additional capital to ensure your approach to equity compensation remains consistent as your capitalization table evolves
  • Upgrade core compensation systems: From salary structures to job leveling to job definitions, we'll work with your growing HR team to ensure your systems mature at the same pace as your organization
  • Prepare for international expansion: Our technology and life sciences surveys house data from more than 80 countries, allowing us to help your organization make rewards decisions around the globe with confidence
  • Prepare for commercial growth: Formalize your sales compensation plans, including appropriate pay mix by role, performance metrics, payout curves and tools to monitor cost of sales relative to market
  • Establish a compensation committee: We'll walk you through the process of adapting your board of directors to take on formalized oversight of key executive compensation and equity decisions


Private to Public Market Transition

We've helped companies cross the IPO finish line, guiding them through the many compliance, pay and governance hurdles faced during the transition from private to public. Our team assists companies in rapidly transforming their programs to enter life as a public company with all of the appropriate executive compensation, director compensation, equity award and corporate governance protocols in place.

We partner with clients to:  

  • Create and complete an IPO checklist: We'll walk you through all of the key issues to consider in advance of an IPO
  • Benchmark rewards at every phase of an IPO: Leveraging our comprehensive surveys and robust database of SEC filings, we help companies pinpoint the best ways to reward key talent before, during and after an IPO
  • New equity plan design: We'll help you understand trends in the market, right-size your share request, and implement key design features, including evergreen provisions and employee stock purchase plans


Venture Capital and Private Equity Firm Services

We partner with human capital teams at venture capital and private equity firms as they support their portfolio companies. Our comprehensive resources and expertise allow venture capital firms to add significant value to their portfolio companies through:

  • Data
    Monitor compensation trends with our prospectus database and pre-IPO compensation survey, and track equity practices and shareholder dilution levels across multiple stages of development
  • Advice
    Ongoing support for any and all talent related items, including on-call access to our consulting team to help address urgent questions or needs
  • Networking
    Connect with other human capital teams at tailored events and workshops dedicated to addressing key trends and best practices.


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