Our Mission, Vision & Values
We are men, women, people of color, LGBTQ+ folks, immigrants, parents, activists—and we know the importance of contributing to a world that is not only just but fundamentally kind.
We’re passionate about serving clients who want to expand their companies to the USA. Collaboratively, we develop, refine, and regularly review our mission, vision, and corporate values.
Building an organization that lasts
To make it easy for businesses worldwide to expand to the USA.
To be the trusted partner of choice for international companies, testing, expanding, or scaling in the US from market entry to maturity with services that cut through the complexities of doing business in America.
Foothold America co-founder, Rob Johnson, moves his family from London to Boston to expand his consulting firm to the US.
Foothold America offers Employer of Record services to life science clients based in the UK wanting to expand to Boston, USA as a service of our parent company, an international life science consulting firm with US & UK offices.
Foothold America is incorporated in the US and offers services as a stand-alone company to companies in a range of industries in five countries.
Foothold America offers subsidiary setup and people partnership services for non-US scaling companies.
Foothold International Ltd. and Foothold France, Sas are registered to manage our expanding internal workforce.
Foothold America grows to nine internal employees serving hundreds of clients worldwide and employing personnel in more than 25 US states.
Timeline of Foothold America?
Trust like our life
depends on it
We build trust with our clients by providing expert guidance that supports the ease in which they do business in the US. We develop collaborative relationships with our clients, emphasizing our role in protecting their company’s interests.
trust the information they receive from Foothold America.
Spring 2021 client survey
Diversity & Inclusion
is in our DNA
I felt so supported and trusted.
like no other
Foothold America fosters a collaborative, positive work environment that respects the contributions of each team member and celebrates individual talents and passion. Open communication and willing cooperation form the bedrock of team interactions. We embody a learning mindset and encourage lifetime professional development.
Social Responsibility is a
vital part of our identity
We actively seek opportunities to support organizations and do business with companies that share our desire to serve local communities, promote equity and fairness for all people, and sustain the environment. We encourage and empower employees to do the same in ways that are meaningful to them.
WHO WE ARE
Meet our team of experts
Foothold America has the knowledge and expertise to help you navigate the legal and administrative maze of doing business in the US.
PRESIDENT AND CEO
Joanne M. Farquharson
US entrepreneur with 30 years experience in advising small and medium-sized businesses in international employment, employee benefits and employment contracts, insurance plans, labor law compliance, and risk management. Joanne has a passion for growing small companies and helping business owners actualize their goals.
Vice President of People & Operations
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.
Head of HR Operations & Client Service
Robert R. Esquijarosa
US Expansion Advisor
US Expansion Advisor
Senior Staff Accountant
Ovidio E. Santistevan
HR & Client Service Manager
Senior Marketing Manager
Miruna Eliza Ionescu
CoFounder & Board Chair
Digital Marketing Manager
HR & Client Service Specialist
Experienced Human Resources Professional with 15+ years of experience in employee relations, staff development, payroll, benefits administration and HRIS management in the US. Jennifer enjoys providing excellent client service solutions and effectiveness.
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GET IN TOUCH
Request a quote, talk with our US expansion experts or ask any questions. We will get back to you via email in less than 24 hours.