John Comparin

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32+ years of experience as a human resources management and consulting executive.


John Comparin

John Comparin has more than 32 years of experience as a human resources management and consulting executive.

Comparin provides CEO and board advising, senior executive coaching, C-suite consulting, and executive and organizational assessments. A world-class human resources specialist, he has managed HR challenges in companies undergoing everything from bankruptcy recovery to rapid growth, and has led due diligence and integration activities for numerous large-scale mergers and acquisitions.

Comparin is the president of the HR Consulting Practice of Travista Enterprises, LLC, a global human resources consulting service provider. Travista specializes in M&A activities, including due diligence and integration. It also provides advising on compensation, benefits, organizational development, employee retention, succession planning, and executive search.

Prior to joining Travista, Comparin served as the EVP of Human Resources and Administration for Global Crossing Corporation. He held responsibility for HR operations in 23 countries. This included managing dramatic changes while the company exploded in size from just 350 employees to 17,000 through domestic and international acquisitions. He played a major role in creating the strategies that pulled the company out of bankruptcy, overhauling the employee management program with new recognition programs and quarterly incentives.

From 1990 to 1999, Comparin was the SVP of Human Resources and Administration for Alltel Corporation, a provider of wireless and wireline communications and information management services. Alltel has 24,000 employees and operations in 17 countries. Comparin directed HR due diligence for acquisitions totaling $10B, managed HR issues for a $7B merger that added 4,500 employees to Alltel, and overhauled the company’s disparate health and welfare plans to create a single corporate benefits group and reduce expenses by $6M.

Prior, he was the Director of Human Resources for Maxus Energy Corp., an international energy corporation with 2,400 employees. There he developed and implemented a wide range of personnel and HR guidelines and reduced compensation and benefits consulting fees by 60%.

His earlier roles include VP of the HR management consulting firm Stehower & Associates, Corporate Employment Manager of Valero Energy Corporation, and Equal Opportunity Specialist of the General Services Administration, Office of General Counsel.

Comparin holds a BA in Government and Urban Studies from Texas Christian University.