Building the Future of Compensation

Barley is on a mission to make compensation fair, transparent, and equitable for everyone.

Our Story

The future of work will be shaped by better compensation practices. People want to work at companies that are investing in competitive rewards, increasing transparency, and closing pay gaps.

And Barley is on the cutting edge of this movement.

The Platform

Barley’s platform gives forward-thinking businesses the tools to make smart, consistent, and fair pay decisions and create an incredibly rewarding workplace. 

The Founders

Co-founders Jafar Owainati and Billy Mainguy were drawn to the complex challenge of compensation by a shared passion for solving problems that impact people and their livelihoods every single day. They bring deep experience founding and scaling successful tech companies: Loopio and Reelhouse.

The Team

Barley is powered by a close-knit, talented, and ambitious team. We are passionate about shaping the culture, technology, and product that defines Barley - and pushing forward the mission of more rational and equitable pay for all.

The Name

Grains of barley were one of the first forms of currency in the world. If you worked in ancient Mesopotamia, getting paid with barley would ensure you were compensated fairly for your work - and that's a principle we carry forward today!

Meet the Leadership Team

Jafar Owainati, Barley CEO

Jafar Owainati

Co-Founder and CEO
Billy Mainguy, CPO at Barley

Billy Mainguy

Co-Founder and CPO
Josh Wilks, Head of Engineering at Barley

Josh Wilks

Head of Engineering

Our Investors

We are backed by

Golden Ventures backs Barley Compensation Management Software

and leaders at

Leaders at Autonomic support Barley Compensation Management SoftwareLeaders at DMZ support Barley Compensation Management SoftwareLeaders at Loopio support Barley Compensation Management SoftwareLeaders at Shopify support Barley Compensation Management Software

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