We achieve our mission by following three basic rules every day we come to work:

Client’s needs first

We are in business because of you, and our goal is to serve – no matter what.

Objective and unbiased advice

We will review your unique situation and provide guidance based on the facts – even if the solution to your problem is not in our suite of services

Decrease wasted time

Expanding overseas is a big commitment that can be a time vortex and when it’s time to go… it’s time to go.  Everything we do is to help your business move forward.

Why We Exist

Through thousands of client experiences we recognized that companies need a faster, less expensive, and more flexible option for entering new global markets.  More specifically, companies need an alternative to the typical response of “just set up a subsidiary and in about six months you should be able to run your first payroll”.  Taking advantage of the sharing economy of the 21st Century, you can think of us as the Airbnb of international expansion – leverage our infrastructure to get you into over 180 countries… and counting.

Velocity Global accelerated our hiring in Latin America, allowing us to secure the right resources while we were setting up our permanent presence in country. We had the employee on board in one week and the project was executed flawlessly.

Jody Fullman, CIO | Radius

My overall experience has been 20 out of 10 – the level of service provided by Velocity Global has been unmatched by any service provider I’ve dealt with, they are all incredibly knowledgeable, patient and extremely generous with their time.

Ali Dewis, HR Manager | Catapult

Best decision EVER to switch to Velocity Global

Sharon Handy, HR Director EMEA and Growth Markets | Saba Software

Velocity Global was instrumental in allowing us to establish our Polish software development group quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively utilizing the FSaaS solution.

Joe Titlebaum, Co-Founder and General Counsel | Mezzobit

Our Team

About Us Ben Wright CEO Velocity Global

Ben Wright

Chief Executive Officer

Ben has over a dozen years of experience in helping companies expand overseas. Building on his experience as a CPA, leader of an interim finance executive firm, and global partnership responsibilities at an international services firm, Ben has become a recognized thought leader on international back office operations. He frequently speaks on international business panels and has traveled globally to present on topics such as international employment, permanent establishment, global payroll, and expatriate assignments. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and is passionate about helping companies succeed globally.

Rob Crabtree, J.D.

Director of Operations

Rob leads Velocity Global’s client service organization. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Texas Christian University, Rob earned his Juris Doctor from the Charleston School of Law in Charleston, South Carolina. Rob’s legal background includes Admiralty law, international business transactions, immigration law, and employment law. Rob is currently in his final year of earning an International MBA from the University of Denver. He has experience working in countries throughout the world and has particular expertise working with the Gulf Cooperation Council countries in the Middle East. Beyond his professional pursuits, Rob enjoys traveling, hunting, fishing, and playing golf.

Chris Scherpenseel, CFO About Velocity Global Team

Chris Scherpenseel

Chief Financial Officer

Chris is a licensed CPA and currently serves as CFO for Velocity Global. His expertise includes financial performance management, strategic planning and raising growth capital. Prior to working at Velocity Global, Chris has been involved in several successful technology businesses the most notable being FRx Software Corporation, a wholly owned Microsoft subsidiary. As CEO of FRx, Chris led the company through significant revenue and profitability growth; culminating in the sale of the company to Great Plains Software (Microsoft) for $75 million. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and earned his master's degree in finance from Colorado State University.

Greg Thiessen Headshot Controller Velocity Global

Greg Thiessen

Director of Finance

Greg comes to Velocity Global to realize his dream of parlaying big Corporate America experience into a dynamic and high growth environment. As a Finance Leader, his years of experience supporting complex multi-national finance and tax operations lends themselves nicely to Velocity Global's inherently global operations. Outside of work, Greg likes to throw a fly in a stream, climb a mountain, go on trips with his family, or play poker with his buddies. Greg is a connoisseur of fine breakfast burritos.

About Rob Wellner of Velocity Global

Rob Wellner

Director of Sales

Rob Wellner is an entrepreneurial professional who brings over 16 years of executive sales and business development experience to Velocity Global. He has a proven track record of selling a variety of sophisticated products and services; including financial services M&A, healthcare, and renewable energy. He is an action-oriented problem-solver that is adept at building strong, authentic connections with clients and stakeholders, forging a path to help organizations reach their international goals. He sits on the Board of Trustees for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and is an Advisory Board member of Glialogix, a Bay Area biotech company.

Jessica McCarthy Administrative Assistant

Jessica McCarthy

Administrative Assistant

Jessica is Velocity Global’s Administrative Assistant. Jessica graduated from the University of Phoenix majoring in Business with a certificate in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship. Born and raised in Arizona and married to her high school sweetheart Shane, she comes here to Denver with her Jack Russell Harley ready to explore and have some fun. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and of course, Netflix.

Courtney May - Sales Administrator

Courtney May

Sales Administrator

Courtney May brings almost 10 years of Sales Support experience to Velocity Global. Her professional motivation is in providing elite service to both internal and external clients, and developing supportive processes for the teams she aligns with. She is also passionate about numbers and is currently pursuing a degree in Mathematics. In her free time, Courtney can be found enjoying life with her family, reading books, cooking, or volunteering at a homeless shelter for women and children.

Carley Hayes Staff Accountant

Carley Hayes

Staff Accountant

After graduating from Carroll University in Wisconsin, Carley moved to Denver to pursue her career in accounting and finance. With 4 years of accounting in the oil and gas industry under her belt, she comes to Velocity Global with a desire to be a part of this growing team and use her acquired knowledge to expand professionally. With a love for adventure, you can find her mountain biking, snowboarding, running, backpacking or planning out her next trip. When she’s not in the mountains, the local Packer’s bar is a frequent stop.

Joel Janssen Staff Accountant

Joel Janssen

Staff Accountant

Joel brings several years of accounting experience to Velocity Global. Born and raised in central Kansas, he moved to the Denver area in 2012 to start his accounting and finance career after attending Kansas State University. He has worked in corporate accounting ever since. Joel is an avid sports fan who enjoys spending time with friends and family outside of work. He also enjoys snowboarding, recreational sports, and exploring all that beautiful Colorado has to offer.

Jenni McLean Velocity Global Controller

Jenni McLean

Finance Manager

After leaving public accounting operations, Jenni has found her home at Velocity Global. She brings with her over ten years of accounting experience acquired from being the controller and financial operations manager at a local Denver public accounting firm. With a desire to pursue professional growth in the private sector, Jenni joined our family. New to downtown living, you’ll find this small town country girl exploring all of what the Denver area has to offer.

Tyler Nelson Velocity Global Marketing Associate

Tyler Nelson

Staff Accountant

Tyler graduated from Drake University in 2015 with his Bachelors Degree in Accounting. He also received his Masters of Accountancy from the University of Denver in 2016. Tyler is originally from the Denver area and loves most outdoor activities including biking, running, skiing, snowboarding and camping. When he is not outside exploring the world he enjoys to unwind with his favorite TV shows South Park and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Clarli Silvia Finance Manager head shot

Clarali Silva

Finance Manager

Clarali comes to Velocity Global from the non-profit world and brings 10 years of experience in Accounting and Financial Operations. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, she moved to New York to work at a start-up focused on providing international employment opportunities to students and recent graduates. She spent the last 5 years working with government funding supporting an educational program for low-income communities. She is originally from Venezuela and has lived in India and Brazil. Clarali enjoys cooking with her family, playing with her nephews and niece, running, exploring and eating her way through new cities.

Rikkae Wasson Staff Accountant

Rikkae Wesson

Staff Accountant

Rikkae was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ and moved to Denver in 2011. A family of avid rock climbers, cyclists, and runners, Colorado has since suited her, her husband Ryan, and her dog Gwin very well. Rikkae has worked in finance and accounting since 2009. She completed formal training in both Lean and Change Management and is now in the process of finishing her bachelor's in accounting at CSU. Her weekends are typically spent in the mountains soaking up as much of what Colorado has to offer as possible. She occasionally likes to indulge in pizza and Netflix.

Alicia Carter - Talent Acquisition Specialist

Alicia Carter

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Alicia joins the Velocity Global team as a Talent Acquisition Specialist after graduating from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2016 with a degree in International Business. She has worked in the non-profit and corporate world as a Recruiter and after making the leap from Florida to Colorado, she is ready to pursue her love of international business. With a passion for people and finding where they best utilize their unique skill-sets and talents, she is ecstatic to be a part of our team of 10's! In her free time, Alicia enjoys living the mountain lifestyle, traveling, photography, exploring all Denver has to offer and planning her next adventure with her husband Max.

Jeannie Donovan HR About Velocity Global

Jeannie Donovan

HR

Jeannie brings over 10 years of Human Resources expertise specializing in early stage to mid-size entrepreneurial companies. She has demonstrated success performing in all Human Resource disciplines including; benefits administration, employee development, employee relations, recruiting, and training. Jeannie thrives on operating strategically and tactically in high growth environments. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder with a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology. Jeannie is an avid college basketball fan and in her free time can be found chasing after her family, usually up some hiking trail in beautiful Colorado.

Jaclyn Willis Talent Acquisition Specialist

Jaclyn Willis

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Jaclyn is a native of Denver, Colorado. She studied Strategic Communication at the University of Denver and proceeded to work as a Human Resources professional in the hospitality industry supporting the full employee lifecycle, including recruiting, on-boarding and training. Passionate about travel, international business and building strong teams, Talent Acquisition with Velocity Global was a natural fit. Jaclyn looks forward to meeting passionate, talented individuals and showing them how Velocity Global is one of the greatest places to work! Apart from her professional endeavors, Jaclyn also enjoys hiking, snowboarding, exploring new restaurants and volunteering with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

Ryan Medine Senior Marketing Manager

Ryan Medine

Senior Marketing Manager

Ryan is a creative and analytical marketing leader with over 10 years of experience in consumer products, B2B and entertainment marketing. He has a passion for building brands and creating products and content that people love. His unique background in marketing, business and finance allows him to leverage his creative, strategic and analytical skills to deliver proven results in growth, profitability and engagement. A native of Boulder, Ryan recently moved back to Colorado from California and enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his wife, Amanda, and French bulldog, Delaney.

About sarah schumacher Velocity Global pr

Sarah Schumacher

Marketing Associate

After graduating from the University of Iowa in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and Entrepreneurial Management, Sarah moved to Denver to pursue a career in Marketing. With a passion for inbound marketing, content creation, website development and international business, Sarah has found her home at Velocity Global. In her free time, she enjoys surrounding herself with live music, exploring the mountains and planning her next big adventure.

Nanci Zurek Copywriter and Content Specalist

Nanci Zurek

Copywriter and Content Specialist

Nanci is Velocity Global's Copywriter and Content Specialist with over 6 years of experience in content marketing, creative writing, advertising and marketing. Her passion for writing enables her to craft unique, compelling content for clients from a variety of industries. She has experience elevating a brand’s messaging through consistent tone of voice. Nanci came from Texas to take advantage of the mountain lifestyle in Colorado.

Tun Lin Aung Velocity Global - Global Accounts Associate

Tun Lin Aung

Global Accounts Manager - APAC

Lin is a Myanmar national and resourceful member of Velocity Global’s operation team. He brings a unique set of experiences to Velocity Global. After graduating from the University of Wyoming, he spent a year working in Denver. Lin has lived, studied, and worked in both the developing world and the developed world. He understands the hurdles clients face in international expansion. Lin is currently based in Yangon, Myanmar. In his free time, Lin enjoys traveling, watching Westworld, and eating out in Yangon.

Ben Bowden Global Accounts Associate Velocity Global Headshot

Ben Bowden

Global Accounts Manager

After graduating from Virginia Tech he spent two years in government consulting in Washington DC with clients including the Department of State and General Services Administration. Looking to live abroad Ben was able to gain valuable international experience by working in the rapidly growing South East Asian startup scene at a technology incubator in Bangkok, Thailand. Interests include traveling, sports, and Game of Thrones. Excited to embrace the outdoor Denver lifestyle.

Max Bramer Global Accounts Associate

Max Bramer

Global Accounts Associate

Max is the second born and raised Iowan on the team and graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA. He has since developed a fascination with international relations and closing cultural gaps. Max brings a unique technical and analytical background to the team, along with a passion for problem-solving and efficiency. In his free time, Max is likely either planning his next international trip, golfing, skiing, or at one of Denver’s many microbreweries.

About Laura Isaza Careers at Velocity Global Laura Isaza

Laura Isaza

International Economics and Compliance Manager

With an international mindset and passion for global affairs, Laura moved to Denver from Colombia to pursue a graduate degree in Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration at the University of Denver. She has 5 years of experience in project management, public relations and international affairs, and enjoys working with people from different cultures and backgrounds. Laura is caffeine-dependent, loves dogs, and you will probably find her eating at food trucks when she is not planning her next trip overseas.

Zach Manchas global accounts associate

Zach Manchas

Global Accounts Associate

Zach is a Global Accounts Associate with Velocity Global. He graduated from Penn State in 2016 with degrees in Finance and International Politics. Before receiving his undergrad, Zach served an enlistment in the United States Air Force where he attended the Defense Language Institute to study Arabic and worked as an Airborne ISR Operator. Zach brings over seven years of expertise in international work. On his off-time, Zach likes to snowboard, explore new hiking trails, and try new restaurants.

Ben watts regional Global account manager

Ben Watts

Global Network Manager

Ben is the token Brit on the team and brings with him industry experience advising businesses looking to expand globally into the UK, Europe and Australia. His interest in the global economy started after graduating from Loughborough University (UK) with a degree in Geography where he undertook research studies in Paris, Iceland and New York. He has also studied Mandarin at Zhejiang University (Hangzhou) in China and previously worked in Hong Kong. As a keen cyclist and adrenaline junky, you'll usually find him cycling to Paris from London on weekends or participating in various endurance events.

Alex Prain Global accounts associate

Alexandria Warren

Global Accounts Manager

Alexandria joins the Velocity Global team with a passion for international business and over seven years of experience working within the start-up, non-profit and private sectors. After completing her Bachelor's degree in International Relations from the University of Montana, Alexandria moved to La Plata, Argentina and Santa Teresa, Costa Rica to start her career. Returning home to Colorado, she pursued her Master's degree in Global Finance, Trade, and Economic Integration from the University of Denver. Alexandria is an avid yogi, skier, and traveler. In her free time, you can find her exploring the mountains and ocean with her husband, cooking for friends, and running in City Park with her AussieDoodle Huxley.

Joanne Wee Global Accounts Associate

Joanne Wee

Global Accounts Associate

Joanne has spent much of her career in healthcare and seeks to capitalize on her international work experience and understanding of global cultures, having served markets in Asia, Europe and Latin America. Her love for nature and the mountains drew her to Denver, where she can indulge in her love for skiing and hiking. One who 'lives to eat', she likes to share tastes of her native Singapore with friends and misses the tapas in Barcelona, her last home. Although originally a wine aficionado, she has now learned to embrace the local Colorado brews.

Cristina Weir global accounts manager

Cristina Weir

Global Accounts Manager

Cristina brings a unique knowledge base and set of skills to Velocity Global. A tried-and-true Virginian, she graduated from The College of William & Mary with a Bachelors in International Relations and Post-Soviet Studies. She then spent four years in Washington, DC working at an infrastructure consulting firm (yes, the roads and bridges kind), connecting upcoming projects to the resources and networks they needed to come to fruition. In this role, she worked with every region of the globe, with particular emphasis on Latin America - her newest passion. Outside of work, Cristina spends a lot of her time around live music, checking out local coffee shops, or exploring her new home of Colorado.

Alex Wreschner Global Accounts Associate

Alexandra Wreschner

Global Accounts Associate

Originally from Sweden but half Colombian, Alexandra (Alex) has always naturally gravitated toward international travel and development. Following her 2013 graduation from the University of Colorado (SKO BUFFS!), her ad tech career took her to London, where she had the opportunity to manage global clients, travel internationally for work and play (26 countries visited and counting), and collaborate with people from different cultures. She has a passion for client service, making her a great fit for our Global Accounts team. Outside of work, you will find her planning her next trip, at the pilates studio, on the dance floor, enjoying time with friends and family, or exploring the great Colorado outdoors with her boyfriend and dog, Gerald.

Tim Brennan International Development Advisor Velocity Global Headshot

Tim Brennan

International Development Advisor

Tim brings over 12 years of corporate experience across multiple disciplines. Tim has spent time working in finance, real estate, CRM consulting, and most recently technology business development. Tim ran and founded his own venture in the sports and media world where he was responsible for driving new business and ultimately finding a home for the product. Besides his hometown Boston sport’s teams, Tim’s passion is grinding away on the golf course. Tim’s free time is filled with laughter and good times by his wife April and their 2 children.

Kevin Daley International Development Advisor

Kevin Daley

International Development Advisor

Kevin Daley is a 10-year former captain of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters, where he served as the showman known as “Special K”. He also appeared in more than a dozen TV commercials, including his favorite where Kevin played the double for Michael Jordan in the now top 10 commercials of all time. In the corporate world, he has exceeded expectations. In his former role as an account manager for a healthcare recruiting firm, Kevin broke company records earning the fastest promotion in company history, 6 months. Kevin comes to Velocity Global as an International Development Advisor. He has traveled to more than 90 countries, making him a perfect fit. A native of Panama City, Panama, he resides in Dallas, TX (go Cowboys) with his wife Danielle and daughter Kaydee.

Heather Lowe - International Development Advisor

Heather Lowe

International Development Advisor

Heather joins Velocity Global’s sales team with 15 years of Human Resources, Account Management, and Business Development success. Heather’s experience includes national consulting, payroll, benefits, HR, compliance, and recruitment. Heather is exceptional in establishing a quick rapport and knowledge-based trust in her interactions with prospects and clients. Her ``can do`` attitude and unmatched enthusiasm make her an ideal addition to the Velocity Global team. When Heather is not working, she can be found traveling, cooking, reading and doing yoga. She is the main fan club for her husband, Darin, two daughters, Lily (12), Charlotte (8), and puppy cocker spaniel, Rocky.

Tyler McNally

International Development Advisor

Tyler brings nearly 10 years of sales and service experience to Velocity Global’s sales team, including payroll, PEO, HR/labor law compliance, benefits and advertising. Grounded in Midwestern roots, his congenial presence and positive nature comes forth naturally. Tyler has a knack for simplifying complex challenges into digestible, client-focused solutions to help organizations achieve their international initiatives. He is even more focused on client growth than he is at dominating the office ping pong table and watching the Kansas Jayhawks. Tyler spends his free time with his wife Casidy, daughter Ryan, and golden retriever Riley.

Alex Parrillo International Development Advisor

Alex Parrillo

International Development Advisor

For the past eighteen years Alex has helped organizations implement enterprise-wide technology and sustainable energy solutions. He serves as a business advisor to his customers, first understanding their challenges and objectives, then crafting tailored solutions to drive positive business impact. Alex is a dual Italian-American citizen with a thirst for international exposure. He joined Velocity Global to align his business development experience with his passion for global affairs. Alex holds a Bachelors from Colby College and a Masters from the University of Denver. Outside of work he can often be found training for an endurance event, working in his garden, or cooking elaborate meals to fuel his active lifestyle.

Sam Sailer International Development Advisor

Sam Sailer

International Development Advisor

Sam has over 10 year of financial services and strategy consulting experience. His experience in banking, compliance, and accounting is uniquely suited to helping companies looking to grow and expand. In addition to his background in finance, he has worked with numerous start-ups as an investor, adviser, and most recently co-founded San Francisco’s largest and fastest growing Functional Fitness gym. Outside of work he enjoys all things Maine, fItness, and family. He is also an avid golfer and F1 enthusiast. He holds a BA is History from Emory University.

We are looking for strong, entrepreneurial candidates to join the Velocity Global team.  If global expansion is something you are passionate about, please take a look at our careers page.

Advisory Board

Tim Callahan Celergo Velocity Global Advisory Board

Tim Callahan

CEO of Celergo

Robert Schlossman Velocity Global Advisory Board

Robert Schlossman

Chief Legal Officer at Zscaler

Shawn McGowen Bank Leumi Velocity Global Advisory Board

Shawn McGowen

Executive Vice President and Head of Commercial Banking at Bank Leumi USA

Velocity Global is an International PEO that is reinventing the way companies do business overseas. Whether you are hiring local nationals or sending expatriates into a market, our solution reduces costs by as much as 50%, reduces hire time by up to 90%, produces timely and accurate payroll, complies with foreign laws and benefits, and keeps you focused on running your business. With capabilities across over 180 countries, we’ve got you covered.