HR & Operational Support for Startups


Part time CFO
  • Silicon Valley, SF Bay Area, and beyond
  • 25+ years working with startups
  • 200+ startups served

General HR/Operational Support

Keating can act as your startup’s entire internal HR department, effectively running most day-to-day operational and administration functions, leaving you to focus on other priorities.

  • Benefits administration
  • Onboarding
  • PTO tracking
  • Expense reports
  • Travel logistics
  • Workers’ comp administration
  • General administrative assistance

Professional Employer Organization (PEO) Management

PEOs (TriNet, Insperity, ADP, etc.) can offer significant value and cost savings to startups, if the relationship is actively managed to take full advantage of the various offerings and benefits.

  • Experience interfacing with most major PEOs
  • Maximize value and advantages of various PEO offerings and programs
  • Act as internal interface/liaison with PEO

Strategic Planning and Team Growth

Keating helps startups plan for future growth, employee retention, change management, mergers, integrations, and exit events.

  • Employee handbook development and maintenance
  • Policies, procedures, and best practices
  • Actionable HR plans that support organizational goals and objectives
  • General workforce planning
  • Job analysis and job descriptions
  • Interviews and recruiting support
  • Organizational change support/facilitation
  • Succession Planning
  • HR Metrics (e.g. turnover, cost to recruit)

Team Growth/Onboarding

We can get new hires up and running properly.

  • New-hire processing/orientation
  • Employee Classification (Exempt/Non Exempt)
  • Background Checks
  • I9’s
  • Cap-table management
  • Reduction in force/termination

Compensation & Benefits

  • Payroll
  • Stock program administration
  • Health, dental, and vision benefit administration
  • Retirement benefits
  • Unemployment insurance
  • State Disability insurance
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Required and optional benefits
  • Pay-for-Performance/Bonus programs
  • Needs assessments (i.e. benchmarking)

Compliance and Employee Relations

No matter what stage of the growth cycle your organization is in, legal and statutory laws are constantly changing.Keating advises and provides best-practice support in the following areas:

  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Disability & Accessibility
  • Grievance, dispute and performance improvement policies
  • Discipline & Termination
  • Compliance review

Risk Management

Providing a safe securing working environment for your employees and protecting the organization from potential liability is a top priority.

  • Workplace health, safety, security and privacy law compliance
  • Analysis of safety requirements
  • Illness & injury prevention programs


Silicon Valley, San Francisco Bay Area, and Beyond

While the majority of Keating's interim CFO clients are based in Bay Area and Silicon Valley communities - including Campbell, Cupertino, Emeryville, Foster City, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Oakland, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Francisco, San Jose, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Sunnyvale - we also serve clients outside of the Valley. For several, we act as their Bay Area presence/office.

​Contact us to discuss how we can build and support your startup's financial and operational foundation.


info@keatingconsulting.com
(650) 517-1990

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