NEW YORK, Aug. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Compass, a real estate technology company, today announced that Madan Nagaldinne has been appointed Chief People Officer and will assume his new role on September 1. Nagaldinne will become a member of the executive leadership team and oversee the company's Human Resources strategy and operations including staff recruiting, compensation, benefits, performance management, and learning and development.
Nagaldinne brings twenty years of human resources management to Compass, including prior roles at Facebook and Amazon. He will report into Chief Executive Officer Robert Reffkin and Chief Operating Officer Maëlle Gavet.
"The incredible caliber of talent across technology, real estate, marketing and business has always been a differentiator for Compass, and Madan will help us accelerate the pace at which we attract and hire the best people," said Compass CEO Robert Reffkin. "Madan understands how to meet the challenge that comes with being a hyper-growth startup: preserving a culture focused on community and collaboration while also rapidly scaling the company toward our mission of helping everyone find their place in the world."
The decision to hire a Chief People Officer is a result of the company's rapid growth and focus on staff development. Compass doubled the size of its staff over the last twelve months and has nearly 100 open roles across its 30 offices nationwide.
"I believe the difference between a good company and a great one comes down to its people. Attracting top talent, helping people experience their best possible selves at work, and empowering every employee to advance a worthy mission is the foundation of the most successful companies in the world," said Nagaldinne. "I'm impressed by what Compass has achieved in such a short amount of time and I'm excited by the opportunity to shape their people strategy at this formative stage in their growth."
Nagaldinne most recently was with Chief People Officer of Outcome Health, one of the fastest growing healthcare technology firms globally. Prior to that, he spent six years at Facebook in various roles including head of HR for the company's Global Sales teams and head of HR for Facebook's New York office. He also served as head of HR for Facebook in Asia Pacific where he oversaw its expansion to 14 countries. Prior to Facebook, Nagaldinne led Amazon's expansion into Asia, managing a 100-person HR team. His experience leading significant geographic expansion at both Facebook and Amazon is particularly relevant to Compass as we move into new markets nationwide. Nagaldinne began his career as a software engineer before transitioning into HR. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics.
Compass is a technology company building the operating system for real estate, an end-to-end platform that supports the entire buying and selling workflow. We deliver an incomparable experience to both agents and their clients all in service of the Compass mission: to help everyone find their place in the world. Founded in 2012 by Ori Allon and Robert Reffkin, Compass operates in 10 regions across the U.S.: New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, D.C., Miami, Orange County, The Hamptons, Santa Barbara and Montecito, and Aspen. Learn more and find your place at www.compass.com and compass.com/careers.