Why Foothold America?

No matter what the future holds for your business, you can count on our people to support yours. With Foothold America, you can enter, grow or scale in the US with complete peace of mind.

INVEST IN THE USA WITH FOOTHOLD AMERICA

How is Foothold America different?

Too many business expansion providers are happy to offer you the solutions they think you need, without understanding your pain points. But that’s not how we operate. We listen to your needs, your expansion plans, your long-term goals, and help you with the big step that a business expansion is, in human terms.

At Foothold America, we pride ourselves on offering support that goes beyond answering questions when challenges arise. We are a team of fast, proactive, and reliable experts who always support your people and truly want to understand you, your business, and your business goals.

CLIENT REVIEWS

Hundreds of businesses have put their trust in us.

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"Foothold was able to get things done for us very quickly. They made life easier for us and worked with us to make sure staff were looked after and that we were able to get up and running."

Operations Manager, UK Network Security Company
1 year ago
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"We needed to access the US market to maximize our potential for growth. We selected our employee and Foothold America managed the payroll, benefits, taxes and other employee logistics, enabling us to avoid dealing with the bureaucratic maze of employing someone in the US."

CEO, Belgium Manufacturing Company
2 months ago
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"Foothold America was instrumental in helping my UK company employ field applications sales people in the US without having to set up a US subsidiary, which is the usual route for foreign companies. Foothold America facilitated this by employing the people we had chosen and handling all the employment, terms, salaries, taxes, social costs etc. They then billed us monthly for these costs plus a reasonable service charge. As a result, we were able get going very quickly with our own people in the USA and at a much lower cost base."

CEO, UK Biotech Company
7 months ago
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"I couldn’t manage our US subsidiary without Foothold America. Our small HR department isn’t equipped with the knowledge or staff to handle our US employees. I could end my workday in the UK knowing Foothold America would take care of everything in the US."

Head of HR, UK financial services firm
9 months ago
9 months ago
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"We currently use the Foothold America Employee Management Service and plan to move to their People Partnership Service when we set up an entity in the coming months. It’s great knowing we can work with one partner through various stages of our growth."

CMO, Norway IT company
2 years ago
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"We started US expansion on our own and soon after, we stumbled over employee benefits leaving our expat staff and families without health insurance. It was a huge risk for them and our company. Foothold America came in and got us sorted. They’ve been taking care of us ever since."

Sr. People Partner, UK software company
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A PARTNER YOU CAN TRUST

Foothold America cares.
Your success is ours.

When you’re ready to expand your company to the US market, you need the right partner. A partner with the same priorities as you who puts your people first—no matter when, no matter where, no matter what. That’s us.

When you succeed, we succeed. Therefore, we always make sure to go the extra mile to deliver excellent work, even more so when facing difficulties while always keeping a positive attitude. Our clients love us. You will too!

WE SUPPORT YOU ALL THE WAY

Always by your side.
Always ready to listen.

Our clients appreciate our quick response and thorough communication. If you are thinking about expanding your business, hiring employees in the US, or have questions about the cost, then we are here to help you and your business every step of the way.

Why invest in the USA?

#1 Global Economy
with the world’s reserve currency

Rocket

#1 Unicorns Start-upswith 65% of the world’s unicorns, the billion-dollar start-ups

#1 Education Rankings with plenty of skilled talent across the country

#1 Tech Industry

with 36% of global tech market share

Serving a wide variety of industries

SERVICE COMPARISON

Expand your business with a
partner that understands your needs

At Foothold America, we understand that time is money, and that you need a partner that you can not only trust but one that keeps things as simple as possible so that you can keep running your business. Our expertise in US business expansion, hiring, and our focus on delivering a high-quality service for all of our clients sets us apart from others.

Foothold America

Others

US market specialists

Transparent pricing

Extensive team of industry experts

Partners from market entry to maturity

Dedicated account manager

Turn-key and bespoke solutions

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
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.

Director of Operations

Geanice Barganier
US based

Highly knowledgeable Human Capital professional with decades of experience in Human Resources, onboarding and US and global immigration. Geanice specializes in organizational management, vendor management, and compliance.

Head of HR Operations & Client Service

Robert R. Esquijarosa
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.

US Expansion Advisor

Rose Adedeji
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.

US Expansion Advisor

Laurie Spicer
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.

Senior Staff Accountant

Ovidio E. Santistevan
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.

Senior HR & Client Service Specialist

Angelique Soulet-Bangurah
UK 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).

Senior Marketing Manager

Miruna Eliza Ionescu
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.

CoFounder & Board Chair

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.

Digital Marketing Manager

Natalie Gombalova
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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Why wait? Start your US expansion today
and let’s thrive together

Foothold America makes it easy to set up your business, hire, and pay your US team.
Schedule a call with us to start your business expansion today.

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