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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.

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Joanne M. Farquharson

PRESIDENT AND CEO

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.

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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.

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Rosalynn Core

Vice President of Finance & Accounting (Interim)

US based

Seasoned, determined, and highly accomplished executive professional with extensive experience spearheading financial services, managing business operations, monitoring performance indicators, and delivering high-quality strategic business support to drive exponential revenue growth for top-tier companies.

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Laurie Spicer

Head of US Expansion

UK based

With 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, Laurie has vast experience in supporting her clientscommercial success in the US.  

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Robert R. Esquijarosa

Head of HR & 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.
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Miruna Eliza Ionescu

HEAD OF MARKETING

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.

 

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Angelique Soulet-Bangurah, PHR

Head of Employer of Record Service, Talent Acquisition Lead

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).
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Jamie Neill

HR & Client Service Manager

UK based

With 19+ years of experience, this seasoned specialist in US Human Resources brings a wealth of expertise to the table. Highly skilled in various areas, including benefits management, talent acquisition, employee performance improvement, workforce planning and development, as well as the effective deployment of HRIS systems and process enhancements, Jamie has a proven track record of successfully driving HR strategies and initiatives. Jamie’s comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience make her an invaluable asset in navigating the complex US HR landscape.

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Lamar Manning

US EXPANSION ADVISOR

UK based

Lamar is a seasoned professional with over 11 years of experience in driving business growth. Possessing dual US and UK citizenship, Lamar has experience in US HR, payroll and recruitment, bringing a unique perspective and international expertise to his approach. His ability to navigate the complexities of diverse industries, coupled with his relentless drive for excellence, make him well-positioned to support his clients’ commercial success on a global scale.

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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.
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Jisselle Douglas

Program Manager and System Administrator

UK based

Jisselle has 8+ years experience of efficient business administration, data analysing and reporting in diverse industries. She’s a HubSpot wizard and strives on improving operations that deliver high-value returns for our clients. Jisselle works closely with all departments ensuring efficiency and satisfaction.

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Liz Gamarra

Accountant

US based

Liz’s experience as an accountant spans two decades; during which time she has worked with individuals, businesses, and organizations within industries such as Tax, Automotive and Electric. Liz has also worked on various business consulting projects, including bookkeeping and financial analysis. A proactive and detail-orientated employee, Liz has worked in AR, AP and financial reporting and is considered an expert in tax planning and compliance. 

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Priti Raghuvanshi

HR & Client Service Specialist

UK based

Our HR & Client Specialist Priti is experienced in various HR activities such as recruitment and retention, compensation, labour relations, benefits and leave of absences. And her passion is troubleshooting data issues to identify strategic solutions using knowledge of HR process, benefits, training and development. She’s lived in the US for 18+ and dedicated most of them to her career in HR. With Priti, you are definitely in good hands.

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Robert Johnson

CO-FOUNDER & BOARD CHAIR

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.

The Fur Team

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Beatrice

Chief Barketing Officer

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Evelyn

Office Petretary

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Bubble

Head of Security

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Freddie

Head of Mess Development

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Bruno

Head of Catvertising
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Cambridge branch manager

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Munchie

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

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