Joining us today is Jafar Owainati, an entrepreneur who is driven by a thirst for learning and growth. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Barley, a compensation management software designed to help businesses structure, analyze, and manage compensation across teams. The platform allows managers to visualize pay structures, monitor pay equity analysis, and ensure adherence to location-based pay policies.
Jafar describes how his role has evolved from the early days of startup to scaling successful tech companies as well as his multifaceted responsibilities as CEO, spanning from product development and sales to financial matters and strategic decisions. He also explains the importance of separating your identity as a founder from your role and job, in order to better acknowledge personal growth and the desire to face new challenges.