Madan Nagaldinne quits Compass, joins Blink Health

Madan Nagaldinne had joined the real-estate technology company in 2017 and is now moving on to a healthcare start-up.

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Madan Nagaldinne, who joined Compass in August 2017 as chief people officer, has now quit to take on a position as head of a consumer healthcare start-up, called Blink Health.

Nagaldinne was taken on to replicate the huge recruitment and expansion drive that he drove at Facebook and Google. There, Nagaldinne was responsible for human resources strategy, including recruitment, compensation, performance management and education.

Before joining Compass, Nagaldinne served at Outcome Health, a healthcare technology company. He has also worked as the head-HR for Facebook’s global sales team, at the New York office and in the Asia Pacific region. Before joining Facebook, Nagaldinne lead a 100-member HR team at Amazon.

With Nagaldinne gone, Himanshu Kalra will play interim chief people officer. Kalra, who was earlier with the Blackstone Group, joined Compass in February, 2019. Before Blackstone, Kalra has served at Pimco and Citigroup too.

Nagaldinne is not the only one to quit Compass. In the last one month, David Carp, Compass’ general counsel and chief operating office, also put in his papers.

Interestingly, Compass has made clear its intention to stop any expansion in 2019, after having faced issues with office space and lack of support in its marketing teams in a few of the new markets it had entered. Last year, the Company was busy acquiring, but this year it has no plans to enter any new markets. Compass will be concentrating on growing in the existing markets instead.

However, the Company is reportedly poised to acquire Stribling & Associates.

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