Finance/HR Challenges at Home & Beyond

Watch our Webinar as Global Upside joins and leaders from Zillow, and Glaukos as we take a closer look at accounting, tax, human resources, and compliance challenges that rapidly-growing companies face at home and beyond.

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  • Operational and strategic challenges when managing rapid growth at home and beyond
  • Permanent establishment risks when operating overseas; entity setup, registrations, bank accounts, and day-to-day accounting issues;
  • Budgeting labor costs accurately particularly how not to underestimate employee compensation;
  • Things to consider before paying and reclaiming Value Added Tax
  • Directors and Officers Liabilities
  • Special focus on China, India, and Latin America
  • …and more including your questions

Speaker Profile

Jessica Lee

VP and Corporate Controller, Zillow

Jessica Lee is Vice President and Corporate Controller with Zillow Group, which offers a portfolio of leading real estate and home-related brands available on-line and through Zillow’s mobile apps. In 2011, after Zillow’s initial public offering, Jessica took on the role of controller with Zillow, overseeing all accounting operations, including banking, tax, payroll, and stock administration functions. Prior to joining Zillow in 2006, Jessica held management positions in accounting with PACCAR and with Smiths Group plc from 2003 to 2006. Before 2003, Jessica worked in private wealth management and started her professional career with Moss Adams LLP as a tax accountant. She serves as an advisory board member for Charles Schwab Stock Plan Services and Silicon Valley Bank’s Treasury Advisory Board; she is also on the board of the West Seattle Food Bank.


Richard Harrison

CFO, Glaukos

Richard Harrison has served as chief financial officer (CFO) with Glaukos Corporation since January 2008, and as the company’s treasurer and secretary since July 2014. Mr. Harrison was CFO of DOSE Medical Corporation from March 2010 until June 2015. From December 2005 to January 2008, Mr. Harrison was CFO and executive vice president of Biolase Technology Inc., now known as Biolase, Inc. From November 1994 to 2004, Mr. Harrison was CFO and senior vice president of finance with Interpore Cross International, a public medical device company that Biomet subsequent acquired. He has also served in a variety of financial roles, including that of corporate controller from 1992 through 1994, with Kirschner Medical Corporation.

Ragu Bhargava

CEO, Global Upside

Ragu and his team at Global Upside help companies tackle accounting, payroll, HR, and compliance challenges in 150+ countries. Ragu goes by the mantra “impossible is not in my vocabulary” and has helped Global Upside clients successfully navigate some of trickiest business environments. In his previous avatars, Ragu was the CFO at ActivIdentity (NASDAQ:ACTI) and held leadership positions in several companies including Deloitte and NetIQ (NASDAQ: NTIQ), where he helped the company grow from $20 million to $300 million+ in revenue.

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