Tallin: Hello everyone, welcome to today’s webinar – Covid-19: International Employment and Operational Considerations. My name is Tallin Johnson and I am going to be hosting the webinar on behalf of Global Upside and just to go over a few housekeeping items before we get started with the actual webinar.
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It is now my pleasure to introduce our panelists to the webinar. So first I would like to introduce Andrew Wilson, who is the VP of private equity and M&A at Global Upside. Andrew is an English chartered accountant and has extensive international experience working in London, Lagos Nigeria, Caracas, Venezuela, and San Francisco with Price Waterhouse Cooper. He worked at Oracle establishing their first 25 International subsidiaries. He spent 10 years as a CFO with public and private companies in charge of Finance, Human Resources, Payroll, and benefits.
During that time, he built four international networks. At global upside, he has led engagements in electronic manufacturing and software that involved the Big Four accounting firms and several international law firms. His areas of expertise include international employment law, human resources, payroll and benefits, finance, and operations support.
Now it is my pleasure to introduce Kym Sanderson. She is the director of Human Resources at Global Upside. Kym possesses considerable experience in international HR. In previous roles, she has worked as part of internal international HR teams, as well as in HR advisory functions. While working with Tesla, she helped rapidly expand their European operations. She applies this experience when partnering with Bay area companies to assist with global expansion and merger and acquisition activities. Her area of expertise is EMEA employment law. She also specializes in acquired rights and contract standardization.
It is now time to pass over to Andrew and Kym.