Hi, we are Foothold America

This is our team, a group of ambitious, authentic, happy people with one vision:
to make it easy for you to do business in the USA.

Meet the team behind the screens

We are a diverse group of passionate visionaries, techies, nerds, and forward-thinkers who love what we do. We have been known to be friendly, responsive, adaptable – and all around good people. We may be located all over the globe, but one thing’s for sure – we are all powered by coffee and fueled by our love for pets.

Joanne M. Farquharson


France based

US entrepreneur with 30 years experience in advising small and medium-sized businesses in employee benefits, insurance, labor law compliance, and risk management. Joanne has a passion for growing small companies and helping business owners actualize their goals.

Geanice Barganier

Vice President of People & Operations

US based

Experienced Global Management leader with over 15 years of professional services and consulting experience. Highly knowledgeable in Human Resources, Employee Relations, Global Operations and Outsourcing. Strong Compliance background experience with employee contracts and US & Global Immigration.

Robert R. Esquijarosa

Head of HR Operations & Client Service

UK based

Experienced HR & Client Success professional with a demonstrated 15-year history of working in employee relations, payroll & benefits administration, compliance, and recruitment within multiple industries throughout the US and UK.

Rose Adedeji

US Expansion Advisor

UK based

US Expansion Advisor with 20 years of global HR experience, recruitment and client delivery, supporting clients from the UK, Europe, US and Australasia. Rose has extensive knowledge of candidate attraction and employee communication management.

Laurie Spicer

US Expansion Advisor

UK based

Over 25 years of experience doing business in North American, European, and Asian markets, including seven years as an International Trade Advisor with a primary focus and specialism on the complexity of the US market.

Ovidio E. Santistevan

Senior Staff Accountant
US based
Senior Staff Accountant with over 25 years of finance experience and more than ten years as a full-cycle accountant. Ovi takes pride in ensuring that the information he provides to our clients and partners is accurate, relevant, timely and easily understandable.

Angelique Soulet-Bangurah, PHR

HR & Client Service Manager

US based

Angelique takes pride in providing client solutions, using more than seven years of experience as an HR Generalist with a vast knowledge of onboarding, employee relations and overall HR operations. She’s certified by the HR Certification Institute as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR).

Miruna Eliza Ionescu

SENIOR Marketing Manager

UK based

Multilingual marketing professional with more than ten years of experience in traditional and digital marketing for B2B and B2C sectors. Miruna has an extensive background in building customer engagement and ensuring that clients have the best tools and information in hand.

Robert Johnson


UK based

Robert is the Co-founder of several successful US and UK life science companies. He serves as the Board Chair of Foothold America influencing the direction of the company.

Natalie Gombalova

Digital Marketing Manager
UK based
This conversion-minded marketer is responsible for strategizing, planning and creating high-calibre content for our website visitor’s digital experience. With over seven years in marketing, Natalie specialises in PPC, SEO, emerging trends, and customer behavioural insights that help clients find the best solutions for their business needs.

We are growing.
Keep an eye out!

The Fur Team


Chief Barketing Officer


Office Petretary


Head of Security


Head of Mess Development


Head of Catvertising

Shawn (The Impostor)

Chief Hair Distribution Officer


London branch manager


Head of Recreation & Wellbeing

Our clients

We’re an internationally trusted partner who works with businesses of all sizes
from London to Tokyo, Stockholm to Dubai, and everywhere in between.

Find out more about how we can help with your US business expansion.
Let's have a chat over coffee.