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PayScale Announces Executive Team Additions

Company promotes two team members to Chief Engineering Officer and VP of Data Analytics; Brings aboard Silicon Valley veteran to oversee Business Development

SEATTLE, Wash., August 3, 2015 -- PayScale, Inc., the world's leading provider of on-demand compensation data and software, today announced additions to its executive team ranks.

Katie Bardaro moves into the role as lead economist and VP of data analytics for PayScale.  She joined PayScale in 2008 as a data analyst. Katie has provided commentary on compensation data and trends for print/online and broadcast media including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Economist, CNBC, CNN Money, USA Today, Forbes, CBS Radio, Fox Business Network, and Business Insider, among others.

She will lead the data analytics team at PayScale, which is responsible for internal data validity studies, BI analytics, and building and maintaining PayScale’s proprietary compensation model. Katie holds a bachelor's in economics from the College of the Holy Cross and a master's in economics from University of Washington, with a focus in labor economics and econometrics.

Barnaby Dorfman has been promoted to Chief Engineering Officer. Barnaby joined PayScale in 2012 as general manager of PayScale’s consumer business. He has spent two decades managing large-scale web products, including seven years at, where he was a vice president in the search technology group. He is a graduate of San Francisco State University and received his MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College.

Preston Heffernan has joined the company as VP of Business Development. With deep roots in Silicon Valley, he brings over 25 years of sales & business development experience in the technology industry.  Previously, he operated the global alliance eco-system for Xactly, and also held leadership positions at Reachlocal and ShopEaze Systems.  He holds a bachelor’s in communications and social sciences from the University of Southern California.

Says PayScale CEO Mike Metzger: “Our company is expanding and growing in every way.  Katie’s and Barnaby’s promotions are well deserved and a signal to our customers and partners the value we place on data analytics and the importance of engineering to our continued success.  The addition of Preston Heffernan as VP of Business Development will provide PayScale greater opportunities for new strategic partnerships and relationships.  The roles that Katie, Barnaby and Preston will play are central to helping consumers and companies work with PayScale across their compensation data needs for today and tomorrow.”

About PayScale

Cloud software, crowdsourced data and unique algorithms power the world’s largest real-time database of rich salary profiles giving PayScale the unique ability to provide employees and employers alike immediate visibility into the right pay for any position. PayScale’s cloud compensation software is used by more than 3,000 customers including Bloomberg BNA, Cummins, Warby Parker, Clemson University and Signature HealthCARE.

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