Why join:

People leadership: 

Compassion + business acumen

In this episode of Scaling Companies, we talk to Frances Mendez Kloes, who currently serves as VP People at DataGrail. Her sparkling career also includes HR leadership at Okta, Optimizely, Neustar, and Salesforce. But she wasn't always an HR leader that specialized in helping companies grow. She also cut her teeth as a management consultant, financial analyst, and even a recruiter.

If you think about people leaders and what they're empowered to do, what they truly have the ability to do: hire, support the careers of their team members, and compensation. These are the things we want them to get right. If they don't get it right, then the team suffers, and the company might suffer.

In this episode, we tackle:

  • How Frances built her career, moving from Finance into HR leadership
  • What it takes to really "know what you're doing" – while maintaining a growth mindset
  • The value of efficiency and being nimble to provide value to the company
  • How she is approaching compensation planning in our "new world"
Beverly Carleton
People Advisor, TeamOhana
Frances Mendez Kloes
VP People, DataGrail