We make international employment simple. We are a Global Employment Organization with years of expertise to help you manage and employ your international employees. The crux of our services is the ability to assist clients in new markets where they do not have an incorporated entity. Corporate staff can be hired quickly and at a reasonable cost, while we handle all aspects of local employment and payroll requirements.
We know that international employment can be overwhelming. Every month we’re managing hundreds of employees in over 50 countries.
Shield GEO acts as the employer of record and can manage the complex administrative and legal processes that are unavoidable in a new country. We manage the core administrative services necessary to operate an office and employ staff, while the client corporation handles the day-to-day employee and business tasks.
We offer services that are Cost Effective, Compliant and Customer Focused. Our team works personally with each client to understand their individual situations and identify solutions that address their specific problems.
Some of our services include:
There are three simple stages involved in hiring your employee in your preferred destination. You will be guided by our staff from the moment you send an enquiry and throughout your journey with us.
Duncan is the co-founder and Director of Sales at Shield GEO. He graduated from The University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Economics (Industrial Relations & Psychology) and a Master of Arts (Psychology). He has previously worked in GEO services and contractor management in Australia and the United Kingdom.
Duncan enjoys working with international corporations and their international assignees to assist them in navigating the challenges that globalization brings. Having been an expatriate himself, living in the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Spain, and Korea, he has first-hand experience of the issues Shield GEO’s clients and international assignees face.
Driven by his belief that it is important to understand not only the clients’ immediate needs but their international expansion and growth plans as well, Duncan is able to provide a holistic approach to global employer organization services.
Duncan enjoys watching and playing sport. Living around the world has given him many great opportunities to ski in Europe, play golf in Australia and petanque in Paris!
Tim is a co-founder at Shield GEO. He graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Science (Geography & Psychology). He has been helping international assignees for over 20 years.
Tim’s first job out of university involved finding Australian computer programmers who wanted to work in the US and UK. He enjoyed the challenge and stimulation of juggling timezones, currencies, and changing immigration regulations. Soon after he took up an assignment to the UK and experienced firsthand how rewarding overseas work can be.
Within the complex world of global mobility, ensuring the highest level of customer service can be challenging, Tim strongly believes it is very important for clients to know that their issue has been understood. He also endeavors to establish clear regular communication on how and when the issue will be resolved. At Shield GEO, we refer to this as “solving problems with empathy and clarity”.
Between a young family and a growing business, it often feels like there isn’t much time for anything else for Tim. He likes to keep fit, playing basketball and loves to travel.
Read about Tim in our A Day in the Life series.
Brenda is the Client Services Director at Shield GEO. She graduated from Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico with a degree in International Business and holds a Master in Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources.
She has worked for over 15 years in different industries but always in the international HR arena. Having lived in Asia for over 8 years, Brenda is now an expat in the US. As global mobility is a continuous occurrence in her own personal life, her experiences allow her to relate to her clients on a more intimate level.
Brenda has found through experience that the famous Golden Rule doesn’t always work well in international HR. Instead, she believes that people should be treated how they want to be treated. Brenda also believes in approaching others in a human, sincere, heartfelt, and positive way.
Brenda has 4 kids (3 humans and 1 dog) that are her everyday reminder of unconditional love and multiple dirty socks! Outside of work, Brenda is a passionate runner who thinks exercise brings a natural balance to life.
Read about Brenda in our A Day in the Life series.
Gina is our Director of Operations. She has an Advanced Diploma in Asia Pacific Marketing and CertificateIV in Life Coaching and extensive experience working in a broad range of industries and disciplines, from start-ups to blue-chip organizations in both B2B and retail. Gina has worked in various departments across her career including marketing management, product management, operations, business development, loyalty program development as well as operating her own health and wellbeing coaching business.
As our Director of Operations, Gina is responsible for supporting managers and teams across the key business support areas of Finance, Tech, Marketing, Operations, and HR. She ensures that these teams are operating as efficiently as possible and in a way that is aligned with Shield’s goals and strategic direction.
Gina has three children who keep her on her toes. She enjoys the outdoors, discovering new walking trails, and loves all things health and wellbeing. She says baking, planning, and organization are her therapy.
Svetlana is the Global Mobility Project Manager at Shield GEO. She graduated from the University of Applied Sciences in Fulda, Germany with a Master of International Management.
Svetlana’s first experience with Global Mobility was in 2012 when she was involved in end-to-end international assignment administration. Designing and improving processes related to international employment allowed her to gain an understanding of how the management processes of a globally mobile workforce can be streamlined in an efficient way.
As the Global Mobility Project Manager, Svetlana acts as the central point of contact and facilitates the flow of information between key project stakeholders. At the same time, she assigns task owners within projects, appoints meeting participants, and monitors the completion of project tasks.
Svetlana enjoys learning foreign languages and attending intercultural workshops as she believes that exceptional communication skills and adaptability are very important in both her private and professional life.
Read about Svetlana in our A Day in the Life series.
Sujay is the Product Marketing Manager at Shield GEO. He graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Arts (Communication and Media Studies) and the UNSW Business School with a Masters in Professional Accounting.
Sujay is always looking to explore different ways to tell human stories that resonate with and are relatable to people. As the Product Marketing Manager, he acts as the voice of the client and works closely with our teams to improve our service.
He is passionate about creating a team whose creativity and innovation thrive on diversity of thought and experiences. He approaches marketing with the same lens, writing and creating for individuals as opposed to for businesses.
Outside of work, Sujay enjoys traveling and watching movies. He has dabbled in film directing and scriptwriting and thoroughly enjoys being able to memorialize people’s stories and experiences on film.
Read about Sujay in our A Day in the Life series.
Givanny is the Head of Customer Success at Shield GEO. She finished her senior year, one year early, and qualified with distinction for her Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree in Business Management & Marketing as top 1% globally and was accepted into the Golden Key Society. Her academic strengths combined with her desire for sales challenges took her from South Africa to the United Kingdom.
Her experience in international employment and payroll since 2011 has well-positioned her as the Head of Customer Success for Shield GEO. Since 2017 her career at Shield GEO has focussed on client services and sales as well as business and team management.
Givanny is an advanced qualified scuba diver and also has a passion for skiing, scuba diving, singing, drama, and whiskey. She once performed in front of an audience of 1500 people!
Stella is the HR Manager and BP at Shield GEO. She graduated from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) with a Bachelor of International Studies (International Business) and Bachelor of Commerce – Honours (Management).
Stella worked in various roles across the Shield team before transitioning into HR, from a research writer to various Global Mobility roles. She uses this long-term knowledge of Shield to support and uplift the entire team. As the HR Manager and BP, Stella is an integral part of Shield’s recruitment process as well as internal programming and retreats.
When she is able to, Stella loves to travel. She enjoys exploring new places, getting to know people from different cultures, and learning about those new cultures. This has influenced her interest in learning languages. If possible, she enjoys staying in a new place for extended periods of time as it means that she can fully immerse herself in the local culture.
Read about Stella in our A Day in the Life series.
Kelly is the Head of Global Mobility at Shield GEO. She has over 10 years of experience in global mobility and has previously worked in corporate roles within HR and global mobility, working on mining and pharmaceutical clients.
Kelly manages her global team of Account Managers and Associates with care and understanding supporting them with difficult case management, guiding them through processes, and assisting them in the support of their clients.
Kelly has an eight year old son, Fred, who takes up most of her time outside of work. As a family, they enjoy spending time together at the beach, the park, or supporting their local football team.
Read about Kelly in our A Day in the Life series.
Julieta is the Offboarding Manager at Shield GEO. She graduated from the University of Buenos Aires with two majors: Law and Sworn translation. She has previously worked in global mobility roles for IT companies and Big Four consulting firms. You can speak with her in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Italian.
Julieta was an expatriate for almost five years around the world and has always worked in global mobility and immigration. She started as a protection lawyer for immigrants and refugees for the United Nations. Later in her career, she developed mobility practices for expanding IT companies and consulting firms.
Julieta thrives in multi-cultural environments and loves translating ideas from different languages and business cultures. She learns from clients and tries to share that experience with new accounts. Her experience as an expatriate has taught her to be an active listener to their needs and expectations.
Julieta looks after 106 olive trees in Mendoza, Argentina’s wine province. Olive trees don’t speak but need a lot of care, more than any client. She’s also a proficient writer and has recently published a book of poems on pregnancy.
Read about Julieta in our A Day in the Life series.
Emma is the Global Mobility Implementation Manager at Shield GEO. Prior to Shield GEO, Emma worked in corporate roles within HR and Recruitment, tallying up over five years of global mobility experience before joining our team in the UK.
As the Implementation Manager, Emma enjoys the personal side of the process, helping our clients, their employees, and their families through the challenges at the start of an exciting new journey. She’s also driven to support her team with training, daily management, and problem-solving.
Emma believes that her ability to empathize with every individual’s situation leads to her successful outcomes. Making her assignees feel at ease, listened to, and not like just another number, helps to solidify relationships and therefore makes the whole process much smoother.
Emma is a Mom of two girls, four-year-old Piper and seven-month-old Paisley, who keep her very busy outside of work. As a family they love to be active, be it, walking their dog Oakley, going to the park, swimming, and even the gym, where Piper loves to hang out too!
Ndulamo is the Head of Finance at Shield Geo. He graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa with a Masters’ Degree in Development Finance and also holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Accounting.
He has over seven years of experience in corporate finance and support services. He has previously worked in the leading international development agency, World Vision International, and is also a board member for Sustainable Agriculture Technology (a leading agriculture and ecological management services organization in Africa) serving as its independent financial advisor.
As the Head of Finance, Ndulamo provides strategic leadership to the Finance team across three continents, and improves finance and accounting operations, which makes it possible for Shield to serve our clients, partners, and other stakeholders with utmost effectiveness.
During his personal time, Ndulamo enjoys watching cricket, rugby, soccer as well as traveling and spending time with his wife and newborn daughter.
Read about Ndulamo in our A Day in the Life series.