Watch: Finance and HR Challenges at Home and Beyond
Hear from Global Upside, Zillow, and Glaukos as we take a closer look at accounting, tax, human resources, and compliance challenges that rapidly-growing companies face at home and beyond.
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- Operational and strategic challenges when managing rapid growth at home and beyond
- Permanent establishment risks when operating overseas; entity setup, registrations, bank accounts, and day-to-day accounting issues;
- Budgeting labor costs accurately particularly how not to underestimate employee compensation;
- Things to consider before paying and reclaiming Value Added Tax
- Directors and Officers Liabilities
- Special focus on China, India, and Latin America
- …and more including your questions
Jessica Lee, VP and Corporate Controller, Zillow Group
Jessica Lee is Vice President and Corporate Controller with Zillow Group, which offers a portfolio of leading real estate and home-related brands available on-line and through Zillow’s mobile apps. In 2011, after Zillow’s initial public offering, Jessica took on the role of controller with Zillow, overseeing all accounting operations, including banking, tax, payroll, and stock administration functions. Prior to joining Zillow in 2006, Jessica held management positions in accounting with PACCAR and with Smiths Group plc from 2003 to 2006. Before 2003, Jessica worked in private wealth management and started her professional career with Moss Adams LLP as a tax accountant. She serves as an advisory board member for Charles Schwab Stock Plan Services and Silicon Valley Bank’s Treasury Advisory Board; she is also on the board of the West Seattle Food Bank.
Richard Harrison, CFO, Glaukos
Richard Harrison has served as chief financial officer (CFO) with Glaukos Corporation since January 2008, and as the company’s treasurer and secretary since July 2014. Mr. Harrison was CFO of DOSE Medical Corporation from March 2010 until June 2015. From December 2005 to January 2008, Mr. Harrison was CFO and executive vice president of Biolase Technology Inc., now known as Biolase, Inc. From November 1994 to 2004, Mr. Harrison was CFO and senior vice president of finance with Interpore Cross International, a public medical device company that Biomet subsequent acquired. He has also served in a variety of financial roles, including that of corporate controller from 1992 through 1994, with Kirschner Medical Corporation.
Ragu Bhargava, CEO, Global Upside
Ragu Bhargava oversees the corporate direction and strategy for Global Upside, which provides support throughout more than 90 countries with international expansion, finance, payroll, human resources, and staffing, serving clients that range from startups and Fortune 500 companies. Before joining Global Upside, Ragu was CFO of ActivIdentity. He has also held leadership positions with Deloitte and with NetIQ, where he played a key role in helping the company grow from $20 million to over $300 million in annual revenue. He is on the board of City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley, an education-focused nonprofit organization that helps students stay in school. He also supports the student scholarship program run by the Silicon Valley Chapter of Financial Executives International.
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