Tennis Legend and Entrepreneur
Serena WilliamsTennis Legend and Entrepreneur
Serena Williams has overcome insurmountable odds to accomplish a staggering 23 career Grand Slam record. Her remarkable tennis achievements, combined with her off-court success in business, philanthropy, and fashion make her one of the most recognizable icons in the world and a powerful voice for women and mothers.
In March of 2022, Serena Ventures launched its inaugural $111 million venture capital fund and currently maintains a portfolio of over 60 companies with a focus on diverse leadership. Williams’ fashion brand, S BY SERENA, celebrates body positivity and female empowerment, and her current brand partnerships include Nike, Lincoln, Cash App, Just Egg, Gatorade, Michelob Ultra, Audemars Piguet, and Gucci.
Michael Acton Smith, OBE
Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman
Michael Acton Smith, OBECo-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman
Michael Acton Smith OBE is co-founder and co-executive chairman of Calm, named one of the world’s Most Influential by Time Magazine in 2022 alongside companies like Disney and Apple. Celebrated author, founder of entertainment company Mind Candy, and co-founder of Firebox.com, one of the UK’s fastest growing private businesses, Smith is a renowned tech entrepreneur and has even been dubbed “a rock star version of Willy Wonka” by The Daily Telegraph.
The extra-ordinary adventurer
Rob LilwallThe extra-ordinary adventurer
Rob Lilwall, famous explorer, motivational keynote speaker, and author of two books, inspires people around the world – including corporate clients like Nike, Microsoft, HSBC, and Thomson Reuters – to achieve the extraordinary with tales of his worldwide expeditions. National Geographic has featured his exploits across countries spanning from Siberia to Papua New Guinea in multiple television series, focusing on his unique and spellbinding attitude around embracing fear and thriving amidst uncertainty – such highly relevant attitudes in today’s fast-changing business world.
Johnny C. Taylor
President and CEO
SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management)
Johnny C. TaylorPresident and CEO
SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management)
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, is President and CEO of the largest HR trade association in the world, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). A nationally bestselling author, his book “RESET: A Leader’s Guide to Work in an Age of Upheaval” quickly climbed to the top three of the Wall Street Journal’s list of bestselling hardcover business books in 2021. He is currently chairman of the President’s Advisory Board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities and was a member of the White House American Workforce Policy Advisory Board during the Trump Administration.
Founder, Entrepreneur, Author & Host of ‘The Diary Of A CEO’ Podcast
Steven BartlettFounder, Entrepreneur, Author & Host of ‘The Diary Of A CEO’ Podcast
Steven Bartlett is the creator of one of Europe’s most successful podcasts, “The Diary of a CEO” and the author of Sunday Times Bestseller, “Happy Sexy Millionaire.” As the youngest-ever investor on Dragon’s Den and founder of social marketing agency, Social Chain, he is a sought-after speaker and was named in Forbes under 30 list in 2020. He has recently launched two new businesses, Flight Story and Third Web, and is particularly interested in inspiring entrepreneurs from a BAME (Black, Asian, and minority ethnic) background.
Nicole Sahin, Founder and Executive Chair
Nicole SahinNicole Sahin, Founder and Executive Chair
G-P’s Founder and Executive Chair Nicole Sahin led the company to a ranking of No. 33 on the 2017 Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies in America and to No. 6 on the 2016 Inc. 500 list. A WSJ bestselling author and previous global expansion advisor to companies ranging from Tesla to HID Global, Sahin’s vast expertise has earned her numerous awards for breaking the traditional corporate mold, including the title Entrepreneur of the Year in New England. Driven by her mission to break down barriers to doing global business, she built G-P’s industry-leading Global Employment Platform™, unlocking the power for companies to hire anyone, anywhere within minutes – democratizing opportunity for everyone, regardless of location.
Bob Cahill joined G-P in 2018 as CFO, bringing extensive knowledge of international business management and the technology industry. In his current role as CEO he manages daily operations and focuses on scaling the business, innovating at speed, and cultivating a culture of collaboration. An accountant by training, he began his career at EY and has served as CFO, COO, and CEO at a range of leading technology companies.
Chief Operating Officer
Melissa CooperChief Operating Officer
One of G-P’s earliest employees, Melissa Cooper has grown in parallel with the company over the past eight years, and is now charged with scaling the company’s business operations as COO. Prior to Globalization Partners, she worked at global consultancies including High Street Partners and KPMG where she advised on significant international expansion projects.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Richa GuptaChief Human Resources Officer
As Chief Human Resources Officer at G-P, Richa Gupta leads all facets of the global workforce, while playing a key strategic role in scaling the company and culture to meet the surging demands of remote work across the world. With two decades of experience in HR, she helps organizations create and unlock their talent practices, build strong global companies with a purpose, lead high-performing teams, curate workplaces for talent to thrive, and develop strong and empathetic leadership muscle.
General Manager, Asia
Charles FergusonGeneral Manager, Asia
Charles Hamilton Ferguson is the General Manager and head of G-P’s business in Asia. In this capacity, he is responsible for establishing scale and efficiency for G-P and its customer’s business expansion in one of the most dynamic markets in the world.
Vice President of EMEA
Nick AdamsVice President of EMEA
Based in London, Nick Adams is the Vice President of EMEA at G-P where he leads the company’s international expansion into Europe. With a focus on building a strategic partner network and overseeing regional revenue operations, Adams came to G-P with a wealth of experience scaling high-growth businesses and is a firm believer in customer focus, integrity, and teamwork — values that the company enshrines across the organization in everything it does.
Global Employer Services Managing Director
Ronii RizzoGlobal Employer Services Managing Director
Ronii Rizzo is Global Employer Services Managing Director at BDO, USA. She leads the Global Payroll and Employment Tax Group, aiding clients with various services in setting up, reviewing, advising and supporting U.S. and global payroll obligations with a special focus on cases of cross border and traveling employees and contractors.
Partner for Talent and Platform
Jane ReddinPartner for Talent and Platform
Jane Reddin, Partner for Talent and Platform at AlbionVC, is passionate about helping entrepreneurial companies scale up by using the right data and helping founders solve growth challenges.
In her 25-year career, she has worked as the Talent Advisor at Balderton Capital where she built the proposition which provides talent strategy and leadership development to Balderton CEOs and founder teams. Reddin is also the co-founder of The Talent Stack, a talent management consulting company for startups. Here, she created a talent acquisition and talent development toolkit for entrepreneurial leaders based on the solutions that make a real impact on growth in agile cultures.
Director of Global Total Rewards
Michelle DemetriusDirector of Global Total Rewards
Michelle Demetrius is the Director of Global Total Rewards at Demand Science. With over 30 years of human resources leadership consulting experience across multiple industries, she now specializes in designing programs that attract and retain quality talent within the company’s budget.
APAC Senior Marketing Director
Stephanie SilvesterAPAC Senior Marketing Director
Stephanie Silvester, APAC Senior Marketing Director, has successfully led marketing and communications functions spanning 35 countries and four continents, earning her recognition at the 2022 CMO Asia Awards for Branding & Marketing.
Born and raised in Asia, she began her career in the public relations, consulting agency side before transitioning in-house to run marketing functions at Fortune-ranked industry leaders such as Intel, Verizon, and Criteo before joining ADP.
Phillip Seiji Vincent
Managing Partner, East Asia
Plug and Play
Phillip Seiji VincentManaging Partner, East Asia
Plug and Play
Philip Seiji Vincent is the Managing Partner at Plug and Play East Asia and CEO of Plug and Play Japan, a subsidiary of Plug and Play Tech Center located in Silicon Valley. At Plug and Play Japan, he is focused on creating the country’s largest innovation platform connecting startups and larger corporations worldwide to hubs in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka.
Director of Global Compensation
Stephanie VarnerDirector of Global Compensation
Stephanie Varner is the Director of Global Compensation at G-P where she leads the company’s global compensation strategy, design, and execution. Leveraging her broad HR knowledge and experience, she specializes in the development of innovative compensation solutions aligned to business needs while ensuring equity across the globe.
Sales Director UKI & International Markets
Els HanssensSales Director UKI & International Markets
Els Hanssens leads the International Market Sales Division at SD Worx, the European leader in HR and payroll solutions. As a core member of the SD Worx team since its early stages, she has extensive expertise in international payroll and HR markets and a clear understanding on what is needed to build and manage a successful, future-proof cross-border payroll and HR solution.
Vice President, Talent and Employee Experience
Meagan GregorczykVice President, Talent and Employee Experience
As Vice President, Talent and Employee Experience at G-P, Meagan Gregorczyk leads all elements of talent strategy, enterprise learning, corporate social responsibility, and diversity and inclusion. She brings her unique humor and distinctive perspective on global transformation, employee capability, and career development to the otherwise tradition-bound field of corporate talent enablement.
Vice President of Global Outbound
Danny SinghVice President of Global Outbound
Danny Singh has over 15 years of experience building high-performing multicultural sales organizations, from Colombia to Malaysia, in various phases of growth — establishing work cultures where people can thrive. As VP of Global Outbound, he leads a team of over 100 sales professionals across EMEA, the Americas, and APAC, including junior and senior BDMs and BDRs, earning him experience in sales leadership, expansion strategies, and SaaS.
Dr. Susan Hanold
Vice President of ADP’s Strategic Advisory Services Group
Dr. Susan HanoldVice President of ADP’s Strategic Advisory Services Group
Dr. Susan Hanold, Vice President of ADP’s Strategic Advisory Services group, is a talent strategy expert with over 20 years of experience collaborating with clients to build strategies that improve employee engagement, retention, and drive organizational change. Dr. Hanold has created and delivered global human capital management workshops for many Fortune 500 companies, was selected as one of the “Top Women in HR Technology” by Recruiting Daily, and received the Readership Award by Training Industry Magazine.
Senior Sales Director
David O’ReillySenior Sales Director
Based in Dublin, David O’Reilly is the Senior Director of Sales for G-P in EMEA where he supports customers and partners in their expansion into new markets all over the world. He worked at Indeed for eight successful years, gaining a strong background in the HR and recruitment tech space, before stepping into his current role at G-P in 2022. Here, he continues to work in areas he is deeply passionate about – people and technology.
Robert Mac Giolla Phadraig
Chief Commercial Officer
Robert Mac Giolla PhadraigChief Commercial Officer
Robert Mac Giolla Phadraig, CCO of Sigmar Recruitment and Founder of Talent Summit, is known for his success co-leading the management buyout of Sigmar Recruitment and its subsequent growth. The company was eventually recognized as the largest organically grown recruitment firm in Ireland before its strategic merger with Groupe Adéquat in 2018 to create a $1 billion global staffing group. A thought leader and regular contributor on employment and current affairs on national television, radio, and press, he is also founder of numerous for-purpose initiatives including Talent Summit, Ireland’s leading HR & Leadership conference.
Chief Financial Officer
Jim KelliherChief Financial Officer
After decades of leadership experience at renowned tech companies like LogMeIn, IMlogic, PTC Software, and Actifio, Jim Kelliher now serves as CFO of Drift, the Boston-based Conversation Cloud Company. He also previously served on the Board of Directors of Fleetmatics Group PLC, one of Ireland’s leading tech companies in the fleet management market. Kelliher is also currently on the Board of the Boston College Irish Business Council focusing on enhancing transatlantic business development opportunities between Boston and Ireland.
Senior Manager, Partner Marketing
Maria AhernSenior Manager, Partner Marketing
Maria Ahern is the Senior Partner Marketing Manager of EMEA at G-P. Based in Cork, Ireland, she leads the company’s Partner Marketing team across EMEA with a focus on building a strategic partner network and driving various partner marketing activities and events. Ahern has a strong background in working with high-growth businesses and is a firm believer in customer focus, integrity, and teamwork — values that the company enshrines across the organization in everything it does. Through her work, she focuses on emphasizing how the invaluable talent each employee brings to a company can positively impact organizational goals.
HCM Market Specialist
Caroline GammonHCM Market Specialist
As HCM Market Specialist at IRIS, Caroline Gammon helps develop and deliver market-leading HCM solutions that meet the current and future needs of HR colleagues and business leaders. She has extensive experience in international senior HR roles working for large multinational organizations and SMEs.
Head of Talent Acquisition
Brent KinseyHead of Talent Acquisition
Brent Kinsey is Head of Talent Acquisition at G-P. With over 25 years of results-driven success in talent acquisition and management, his expertise includes building and executing full lifecycle recruitment and staffing strategies and processes for large-scale, complex organizations.
Executive Vice President
Marsh McLennan Agency
Chris DeloreyExecutive Vice President
Marsh McLennan Agency
Chris Delorey began his career as an employee benefits consultant in 1985 focusing on the needs of small businesses and advocating on behalf of his clients. Today, as the Executive Vice President of Marsh McLennan Agency, he is committed to helping companies manage their healthcare costs and actively promotes the importance of a stable national health insurance system.
Chief People Officer, Global Head of Human Resources
Suparna BasuChief People Officer, Global Head of Human Resources
Suparna Basu is Chief People Officer, Global Head of Human Resources at Acceleration Partners. She has previous experience at top corporations including Moody’s, Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley, and most recently spent 11 years as Head of Human Resources for Service Delivery and Technology at Brown Brothers Harriman.
Manager, People Operations
Cheyenne HorvatManager, People Operations
As Manager, People Operations at Carta, Cheyenne Horvat is passionate about connecting with people in a meaningful way and building a culture where everyone can bring their authentic selves to the workplace. She has many years of experience working in tech with a focus on building systems and processes that ensure global companies are set up for future scale.
Senior Director, Global Total Rewards and HRIS
Laura MaffucciSenior Director, Global Total Rewards and HRIS
Laura Maffucci is Sr. Director of Global Total Rewards & HRIS at G-P and has over 20 years of human resources leadership experience. She specializes in innovative, empowering, and strategic total rewards solutions that attract and engage rock star talent.
Head of ICT & FutureTech (Recruiter)
Unico Search Inc.
Esther KangHead of ICT & FutureTech (Recruiter)
Unico Search Inc.
Esther Kang, Head of ICT & FutureTech (Recruiter) at South Korea’s first local search firm, Unico Search Inc., is a trusted mentor to many recruiters. With over seven years of experience at Unico Search, she is committed to making the unique long-term match for clients and candidates, meeting the highest standards – no matter how long it takes.
Head of Asia Pacific
Shagun KumarHead of Asia Pacific
Shagun Kumar is Head of Asia Pacific at TMF Group. A business leader with over 24 years of experience, he has a proven track record in driving transformation, unlocking growth – organic and inorganic – managing profitability, and forming and inspiring teams to achieve sustainable results.
Director of EMEA Marketing
Suzanne McVeyDirector of EMEA Marketing
Suzanne McVey is G-P’s seasoned Growth Marketing Director who thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with a data-driven, results-orientated leadership approach. She focuses on creating strategic marketing plans that align closely with key internal and external stakeholders, while fostering a vibrant team culture. McVey has 13 years of B2B marketing experience with a special passion for areas including demand generation, lifecycle marketing, partner marketing, sales enablement, and more.
Moo Shin Rhee
Chief Operating Officer
Moo Shin RheeChief Operating Officer
Moo Shin Rhee has more than 20 years of experience working in global companies, including Hyundai Motor Company and Qcells. A digital marketing expert and consultant, Rhee is also known for his book on digital marketing in Korea.
Head of Commercial Operations
Joe BattenHead of Commercial Operations
Joe Batten is Head of Commercial Operations at Hubble — the all-in-one platform for workspace management. He strives to make hybrid working easy, providing workplace solutions for globally dispersed teams, including full-time office and on-demand working solutions to suit each unique business.
Regional Director, Market Launch
Carrie LiauwRegional Director, Market Launch
Carrie is a 3x founder who believes that impact-driven work is important. Through the founder-facing programs she currently implements globally, she constantly looks at the intersection of human experiences and technology, and how people-led innovation can solve problems.
Vice President and Head of Sales for Asia and Japan
Rob SquiresVice President and Head of Sales for Asia and Japan
Rob Squires, Ceridian’s Vice President and Head of Sales for Asia and Japan, has over 30 years of experience in leading software and technology companies across international markets, specializing in go-to-market planning and execution, sales and marketing, professional services, and delivery. From early-stage companies to global leaders, Squires has an energetic and passionate leadership style, now focused on launching, building, nurturing, and leading a world-class team working to establish Ceridian in Asia and Japan.
Josh KimPartner Manager
Young Han (Josh) Kim is Partner Manager at G-P in South Korea where he drives new business revenue through established partnerships. His diverse experience includes 10 years in global education, five years as an expat manager in Shanghai and Hong Kong, work in global research and consulting, leadership on new market entry projects across APAC, and, most recently, he has begun mentoring Korean-based start-ups with global aspirations.
Partner Manager (Asia Pacific), Private Equity & Venture Capital
Abhi TripathiPartner Manager (Asia Pacific), Private Equity & Venture Capital
Abhi Tripathi is the Partner Manager (Asia Pacific), Private Equity & Venture Capital at G-P where he drives the Asia-Pacific partnerships strategy with private equity, VC, and M&A transaction advisory firms to enable the adoption of the G-P’s solution across their portfolio companies and clients. Tripathi has a diverse industry background in areas including VC, SaaS, workplace strategy, and commodities. He specialized in early-stage technology investments, go-to-market strategies, business growth and scale-ups, joint ventures, M&A, and profitability management.
VP Partners & Alliances
Craig GoldblattVP Partners & Alliances
Craig Goldblatt is the Vice President of Partners & Alliances for G-P in Asia where he leads the ANZ partnership initiative and drives APAC partnerships. He was with ADP for seven years where he reshaped the business and developed a strategy for growth, and was even recognized with two President’s Club, one Board of Directors, and one Super Stars award. With vast experience in business management, sales, operations, software development, project management, IT outsourcing, and services leadership, he specializes in the software, BPO services, cloud software, banking, and finance industries.
John TreacyPAS Director
John Treacy is the Reward Proposition Lead for PAS Ireland and has worked for over 25 years as a strategy consultant across the EU and U.S. public, private, and non-profit sectors. His wide project experience includes founding and managing three startups in the online, healthcare, and consultancy sectors, and fundraising over €10 million to help clients with business growth, transformation, innovation, and new product launches.
Human Resources Business Partner, SHRM-CP
Brenton DalglieshHuman Resources Business Partner, SHRM-CP
Brenton Dalgliesh is a seasoned human resources professional who joined Paychex in 2017, acting as HR business partner to hundreds of Paychex clients, and most recently as an HR project manager responsible for supporting nearly 700 Paychex HR professionals with key initiatives and communications. Prior to joining Paychex, he spent several years in not-for-profit and governmental organizations in Grand Rapids, MI and Washington, DC.
VP Of Global People Operations
Cleo ValerosoVP Of Global People Operations
Cleo Valeroso is the VP of Global People Operations for ZEDEDA and has over 18 years of experience in people operations and talent acquisition. She specializes in global startups, helping them scale their business through people.
Tech London Advocates & Global Tech Advocates
Tech London Advocates & Global Tech Advocates
Russ Shaw CBE is founder of Tech London Advocates and Global Tech Advocates. He was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2021 for services to technology and to business in London. A founding partner of London Tech Week, a London Tech Ambassador for the Mayor of London, and Advisory Board member for Founders4Schools and the Government’s Digital Skills Partnership, Shaw was recognized as a “Tech Titan” in the Evening Standard's Progress 1000 list of London's most influential people in 2019.
Senior Sales Director
Kathrin KoedderitzSenior Sales Director
Kathrin has more than a decade of experience of managing strategic and complex international sales processes from start-ups to large corporations. Having lived and worked in different countries across North America, EMEA and LATAM, she specialized in building out and scaling high-performance sales teams and sales organizations around the world.
Director of International Brand Management
Thomas MerchantDirector of International Brand Management
Thomas is the Director of International Brand Management at G-P, he is from the US, but has spent most of his professional career working outside the states in Asia, Africa, LATAM, and Europe. He is based in France and is responsible for driving G-P's international brand strategy and acts as one of G-P's ambassadors for cultural competency and intelligence.
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