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CompEdge™ offers a blend of consulting services and software solutions for talent retention, aligning employee experience, compensation benchmarking, pay equity reporting and talent engagement. Charles Ashworth and Effren Bledsoe, our Senior Vice Presidents of Consulting, invite you to meet with us to discuss your questions and key challenges.

Charles Ashworth

Senior Vice President Consulting

Charles is a seasoned HR professional where he has been instrumental in developing the landscape of notable technology companies such as PeopleSoft, FinancialForce, eBay, and NetSuite. He also sat on the governing board of directors of NCHRA for several years helping to guide HR professionals into the future.

Charles has been effective in leading Hacking HR’s SF Chapter, bringing thought leadership to the discussion of emerging technologies. With 25 years of significant experience in key leadership roles at high-growth organizations, Charles has successfully reorganized entire company cultures and driven vision to adopt a “one team,” collaborative approach time and time again. He is active in the transformation of the human resources role in business, is a professional coach to key leaders, and has published and spoken on the changing landscape of the profession at numerous conferences.


  • Company Culture
  • Team Collaboration
  • Employee Retention
  • Employee Experience
  • Managing high-growth
  • Professional Coaching

Effren Bledsoe

Senior Vice President Consulting

Effren is a strategic human resource leader, who has experience in multiple industries partnering with C-level executives to enhance and build their organizations. Successful track record of creating and implementing a wide range of global people strategies to guide the business through structural and cultural transitions.

Effren was formerly VP Global Human Resources at GitHub (bought by Microsoft). Previously he led major initiatives across HR at Facebook (Meta), ITT, Under Armor and Kraft Foods.

He excels at leading highly complex projects and programs, driving activities and direction in matrix organizational structures, and managing employees across time zones and cultures.

Effren is a proven business partner, who has been consistently relied upon to provide HR leadership to global organizations including Hardware Engineering, Advanced Technology, Software Engineering, Global Sales, Information Technology, Strategy, Finance, Real Estate & Facilities, and Human Resource organizations.


  • Strategic HR Thought Leadership
  • Change Management
  • Organization Design and Transformation
  • Compensation and Benefits Plan Design
  • Leadership Development
  • Workforce Planning and Analytics
  • M&A Integration
  • Talent Development
  • Executive Coaching

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