Sonia Torres is a seasoned compensation expert with over 12 years of experience working with organizations across a wide variety of sectors, including nonprofit, information technology, engineering, manufacturing, retail, and life sciences. A certified compensation professional (CCP) and global remuneration professional (GRP), Sonia has deep expertise delivering HR solutions to hundreds of organizations over her career, ensuring compensation programs are equitable, competitive, and support strategic goals. Prior to her work at Ascend People, she led global compensation for Asahi Kasei, a multinational Japanese holding company with over 45,000 employees, and has served clients as a compensation consultant under Culpepper and Associates, Hay Group (now Korn Ferry), and Buck Consultants. She also served on the board for the Atlanta Area Compensation Association (AACA) as the Vice President of Programs. Originally from Alaska, Sonia is based in Atlanta, GA. An avid traveler and social justice advocate, she enjoys giving back by empowering underserved youth with personal finance knowledge.