Up the ranks: Globalization Partners appoints Charles Ferguson as APAC GM

Up the ranks: Globalization Partners appoints Charles Ferguson as APAC GM

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Globalization Partners has appointed Charles Ferguson as General Manager in the APAC region, as well as launched its new Asia Pacific revenue team as the next key piece of the company’s global growth trajectory.

The specialist organisation, which enables companies to hire and retain team members in 180+ countries without the complexity of setting up international branch offices or subsidiaries, has maintained back-office operations in Asia since 2014.

This new stage of growth is leveraging the potential growth seen out of Asia, coming on the back of significant business momentum across North America and EMEA over the last 12 months, as well as a US$150mn funding round.

The new Asia Pacific operations will support companies based in Asia who are looking to expand both within and outside the region. It will also support the company’s growing Asia Pacific customer base.

“Our intention is to take our solution that enables any company to hire anyone, anywhere, in as little as twelve hours into every market around the globe,” said Nicole Sahin, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Globalization Partners.

On the new appointment, she added: “The Asia Pacific region represents a significant opportunity and Charles Ferguson’s exceptional entrepreneurial and executive experience in human capital management solutions will be key in enabling us to meet our growth goals.”

Reporting to Diane Albano, Chief Revenue Officer, Ferguson will be responsible for the scaling and efficiency of the Asia Pacific revenue-generation team, managing the company’s partner strategy, and capturing the market need for Asian companies looking for a simple and easy way to go global.

“We anticipate that APAC will be one of our fastest-growing regions and Charles will be instrumental in executing our on-the-ground strategy,” said Diane Albano. "His strong leadership and unparalleled expertise in leading business expansion initiatives in Asia is ideally suited as we grow our presence there.”

Charles was most recently Group Chief Commercial Officer for Tricor Group, where he was responsible for designing and executing the global sales, marketing, and product innovation strategy. Prior to this role, he was President and General Manager for the Asia Pacific region at ADP.

Charles also co-founded management consulting and advisory services firm ReedHamilton where he led the technology and innovation practice. Prior to that he held positions at SAP, Salesforce, Microsoft and Intel.

“Asia Pacific is one of the most dynamic markets in the world and I am looking forward to working with the team to build out our presence and drive opportunities in the region,” said Charles Ferguson, General Manager, APAC, Globalization Partners.

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