Founder & Managing Director
Richard is a highly experienced HR executive, chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser with a deep expertise in all aspects of global mobility, international employment tax and reward.
He has extensive practical knowledge of efficient tax and social security solutions within the context of an ever-changing environment with the practical insight, experience and knowledge of making significant savings through process improvement.
Richard has a wealth of experience over 25 years, across a variety of industries including oil & gas, engineering and manufacturing, with a sustained record of delivering results and cost savings through innovation in the management of cross-border moves.
Prior to founding Certino, Richard set up and led the global mobility function at Baker Hughes, delivering more than $250 million in employment tax cost savings over eight years (2008 – 2016).
Jennifer is an experienced HR professional with over 15 years global mobility related experience including international employment tax, assignee policy, process and technology. She brings a practical approach to implementing efficient tax and social security solutions, considering the ever-changing environment many organizations find themselves in. She has a proven track record in driving both cost and process efficiencies.
Prior to joining Certino, Jennifer was a key member of the global mobility function at Baker Hughes. She spent the majority of her tenure as Regional Employment Tax Lead and most recently was responsible for their international Assignee Programs managing policy, processes and technology (2007 – 2017).
Chief Technology Officer
Cynthia has delivered a diverse array of technologies to many industries over the past 30 years. She has delivered emerging technologies in R&D and new development through the transformation of mature global enterprise solutions with a focus on best practices.
Cynthia has served as adjunct professor for the School of Engineering & Applied Sciences at Southern Methodist University delivering master level courses in the knowledge areas of program/project management. She has served one of the world’s largest PMI chapters in Dallas TX, in the role of VP Education. Her efforts have been awarded patents in US and European markets for imaging on textiles.
Director Employer Solutions
Barrie is a highly experienced business development and account management executive with over 15 years experience in the global mobility, learning & development and talent sectors. These including senior and executive roles with some of the largest global relocation management companies.
Prior to joining Certino, Barrie was a senior director at IMPACT Group, a global leadership development coaching company, where he was responsible for business growth in EMEA and APAC regions. With his industry and business background, it will be Barrie’s goal to expand Certino’s global business with our revolutionary shadow payroll solution.
Shafi M Khader
Shafi has over 20 years of rich experience in managing local, regional and global payrolls, shadow payrolls, intercompany rebilling, payroll reporting, HRIS and customer services. Prior to joining Certino, Shafi was Head of the Global Employment Tax and Compliance Centre with BHGE, and previously he held senior payroll lead positions with Baker Hughes and Halliburton.
Shafi has successfully managed payroll implementations in over 50 countries, streamlining and simplifying processes, maximising efficiency, safeguarding compliance and delivering significant cost savings. He has considerable experience in setting up regional payroll shared service centres and payroll outsourcing.
Client Engagement Director
Terry has 25 years cross-functional experience in oil & gas, advertising, education and utilities sectors where he managed high performing teams and projects within information technology, operations, and human resources.
He has a well-regarded record of utilizing existing resources to design insightful solutions for complex business issues. He has a wide-ranging background in driving process improvements in a variety of areas including budget planning, procurement, corporate training, end-user support management, enterprise analytics, and policy compliance.
Prior to joining Certino, he worked at Baker Hughes on employee time management and international rotator activity tracking implementations.
Sales Director Europe
Philippe is a high-energy sales leader with 25 years’ experience in the technology and relocation management sectors in Europe. He has a proven track record of opening up markets and launching new products in highly competitive business environments.
Most recently, Philippe was VP of Business Development for Graebel, a leading relocation management company. Previously, he was country manager for RES Software in France for seven years and before that he spent four years as the European regional manager for Wise Solutions (now part of Symantec) in Amsterdam. He began his career as the mid-market business development manager for Siebel Systems in France.
Philippe holds an MBA in Marketing & International Business, with a BSc degree in Economics. Philippe has been living and working abroad for more than 20 years. He is fluent in French, English and Dutch.
Caroline has extensive commercial and company law experience, gained first at City law firm Simmons & Simmons, where she spent over 12 years. Prior to joining Certino, Caroline was VP Head of the commercial legal team at Colt Technology Services, a telecommunications company, where she oversaw all the commercial legal work across Europe, Asia and the US and developed and helped implement innovative ideas in the legal department.
Before this, Caroline was a senior outsourcing lawyer at Electronic Data Systems (subsequently acquired by Hewlett-Packard).
Sanjay Patel is an experienced finance director, with over 29 years experience within retail, market services and technology. Sanjay was Finance & e-Commerce Director for six years at Smythson of Bond Street, a luxury leather goods and stationery multi-channel retailer.
Previously, Sanjay was the managing director of more2 Ltd, a leading multi-channel retail marketing agency, servicing 70 of the top UK retailers. Former roles included management of finance, buying & merchandising, creative, logistics, customer services and marketing departments with Innovations Group, Freemans plc and greenfingers.com.
Sanjay now runs a successful outsourced finance director business, providing services to SMEs on a part-time basis. Typically involved in fund raising, business planning & growth strategy, cash flow management to business exit. Most recently as CEO, Sanjay led TFI (an international live events agency) through a successful turnaround, leading to an MBO.
Robert has worked in media, marketing and technology for over 30 years. He spent several years in the publishing sector with IDG Communications before moving agency-side with Banner Corporation, part of Y&R and then WPP, where he worked on marketing some of the world’s largest technology companies.
Since 2003, Robert has worked as a marketing consultant on a wide range of projects from start-ups to multi-nationals – as an interim marketing director and working in partnership with a number of consultancies and agencies. As well as heading up marketing for Certino, Robert is ABM Practice Lead at McDonald Butler Associates, and a consultant/trainer for B2B marketing and a number of technology companies.
Natalie has been providing personal and executive assistant support to companies for over 25 years. Working in the financial services industry, as a PA to royalty and for a multinational alcoholic beverages company.
In 2006, Natalie set up as a virtual assistant and has worked on complex, expatriate projects for a leading US investment bank and a top tier oilfield service company – applying the standards of excellence, accuracy and confidentiality demanded by previous employers to the work she carries out today.
Natalie is now providing administrative support for the Certino management team.
SAVE WITH CERTINO
savings on international employment tax costs
savings on the cost of managing the tax
imposed by tax authorities for non-compliance