Global Workforce Risks

By | 2018-05-13T22:25:10+00:00 May 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The bravest people I know are not those who have climbed Mt. Everest.  Climbing Mt. Everest requires meticulous planning and preparation.  My colleagues at the Explorers Club who have climbed Mt. Everest accredit their success in getting to the top to their careful attention to all the details that go into making a great ascent.  Entrepreneurs often do not have a guide to help them plan for their globalization.  They bravely take their businesses outside of their home country and weather all sorts of risks and challenges.  To help those new to the global workforce risks and challenges, we’ve prepared a webinar that describes some of the key challenges facing businesses expanding overseas.  We hope it helps you plan for your ascent to the top of your industry.









Registration Link:

This webinar is accredited for 1.0 GPHR/SHRM continuing education credits.

By | 2018-05-11T16:26:01+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Friday, May 4, Birchtree staff attended the World Trade Center Atlanta World Trade Day.  It was a terrific event.  Kudos to Dr. Diane Alleva Cáceres Program Chair and Dr. Karen Loch, WTCA President and the WTCA team for putting together such a terrific presentation.  I was pleased to have served on the WTCA board for 15 years with Ambassador Andrew Young who was honored with the John C. Portman Global Leadership Award.

Vince Maggio, Lilia Postalachi-Glover, and Rick Gimbert staffed our newly designed Birchtree Global booth.  Although we were exhausted by the time it was over, we had a great time.  We featured our white papers and journal articles and found one of our customers, ADP, was just a few feet away.  We had brought a copy of our ADP global human capital program for senior global relationship managers, which was of great interest to our visitors.  It was great to have a testimonial from one of the participants in the next booth!

While there we were interviewed by Pro-Business TV Channel on key issues in global business.

We were thinking about what type of “give away” we might provide to our booth visitors that were different than the usual pens and papers.  I think we hit a home run with our choice.  I’m pleased to be a member of the Booth Museum of Western Art, Artists Guild.  The Booth is the largest western art gallery in the United States in Cartersville, GA a few miles north of Atlanta.  Our give away this year were note cards of my 2018 painting selected by the museum to hang on display in the Borderlands Gallery from May through September.  If you have not been, you’re in for a treat!  

Taking Your Business Global in 2018: 20 Critical Issues

By | 2018-04-20T18:51:38+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Future Teamwork

There is much to consider when globalizing a business in 2018. We’ve narrowed the topic to discuss the specifics involved in establishing business operations outside of your home country. We’ll discuss the infrastructure involved in growing a business globally. Based on our experience as corporate executives responsible for managing global business operations, we’ll show you 20 critical issues you will face. We’ll take an in-depth look of the 5 most critical that are likely to reduce your operational and financial performance in a global environment.  This is an archived Birchtree Global webinar, so you can watch it at any time.  All Birchtree Global webinars are HRCI and SHRM-SCP certified for continuing education credits. 


For those watching the webinar, we will provide a 1/2 hour of additional consulting support to discuss any in-depth or complex questions you may have.

To watch the Webinar go to:

Comments Off on Taking Your Business Global in 2018: 20 Critical Issues

Are you GDPR-ready? 

By | 2018-04-10T18:40:59+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

If you are not, or if you just want to make sure your departments have complied, we invite you to attend, “Preparing Your Organization for GDPR Compliance”. Join me and Europe’s foremost authority on Data Privacy Ann LaFrance, where we will discuss key features of the GDPR, and how to ensure your firm is collecting and processing data in alignment with this new legislation.

Thanks to Entelo for hosting his terrific webinar.  If you missed our live program, you can watch the archived version here:

This webinar has been approved for 1 HRCI GPHR credit and 1 SHRM CP credit.

Comments Off on Are you GDPR-ready? 

Birchtree Global Executives Judge the 2018 ACG Cup

By | 2018-04-04T16:13:50+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

We are again very pleased to have been asked to Judge the 2018 ACG Cup. The ACG Cup® is a case study competition designed to give students from leading MBA programs across the country real world experience and invaluable insights into mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, financial advisory and private equity. Each case study provides students with real-world deal making experience. Over $200,000 in scholarship and awards distributed annually. Benefits include:

Resume building

Real-world financial experience

Opportunity to work as an investment banker for a week

Application of classroom studies

Hone deal making skills

Enhance and polish presentation

Networking and team building capabilities

Check it out at:

Comments Off on Birchtree Global Executives Judge the 2018 ACG Cup

Press Release:  For Immediate Distribution

By | 2018-04-03T16:37:36+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

April 3, 2018

The Explorers Club Board of Directors has unanimously appointed Birchtree Global CEO and President, Dr. Janet L. Walsh as an officer of the organization.  Dr. Walsh will serve in the Club Secretary position.  Founded in 1904, the Explorers Club is an international multidisciplinary professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research.   The Explorers Club promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space by supporting research and education in the physical, natural and biological sciences. The Club’s members have been responsible for an illustrious series of famous firsts: First to the North Pole, first to the South Pole, first to the summit of Mount Everest, first to the deepest point in the ocean, first to the surface of the moon.

The Club provides expedition resources including funding, online information, member-to-member consultation, and a global network of expertise, experience, technology, industry, and support. The Explorers Club actively encourages public interest in exploration and the sciences through its public lectures program, publications, travel program, and other events. The Club also maintains Research Collections, including a library and map room, to preserve the history of the Club and to assist those interested and engaged in exploration and scientific research.

Dr. Walsh identified, excavated, and recorded a mid-Archaic work camp on Pumpkinvine Creek in Georgia.  She regularly participates in field research in archeology and paleontology.  She is the CEO and president of Birchtree Global, LLC, with offices in New York, Atlanta, and Denver.  Birchtree provides global market entry services for businesses expanding outside of their home country.

For additional information about Dr. Walsh contact:  For additional information about The Explorers Club see:

Comments Off on Press Release:  For Immediate Distribution

One Minute Global HR Thought

By | 2018-03-21T17:06:59+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

See our new video on HR and the GDPR on LinkedIn.  I’ve worked on Data Privacy since it began.  Far from being a compliance nightmare, the GDPR is an opportunity for HR professionals to take a leadership role in an important organizational wide project with financial implications.

Here is the link to the webinar with Europe’s top GDPR expert Ann LaFrance for March 22:

Comments Off on One Minute Global HR Thought

Preparing Your Organization for GDPR Compliance: Webinar With Europe’s Top GDPR Expert Ann LaFrance

By | 2018-03-13T16:11:57+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to all companies, regardless of location, if they hold or process personal information of people residing in the EU. If your HR/sales/marketing/IT departments have personal emails, phone numbers, names, addresses of potential employees, clients, or users, this data is protected and covered under GDPR regulations. You and the firms with which you do business must comply as of May 25, 2018.  Penalties for non-compliance are severe.  Non-compliance could cost your org 4% of revenue. Are you GDPR-ready?

If your firm is not GDPR ready, we invite you to attend, Preparing Your Organization for GDPR ComplianceJoin me and Ann LaFrance, partner and co-chair of Squire Patton Boggs’ Global Data Privacy and Cybersecurity. In this webinar, we will discuss key features of the GDPR, and how to ensure your firm is collecting and processing data in alignment with this new legislation.

The live event is brought to you by Entelo on March 22 at 10 am PT/1 pm ET. This webinar has been approved for 1 HRCI GPHR credit and 1 SHRM CP credit. In this webinar, you’ll learn:

Key principles of GDPR compliance and implications of risking non-compliance

How to establish a compliance program to ensure your organization meets all data protection requirements

Processes for legally accessing employee information and personal data

Ways to identify and refine your firm’s existing data protection

How to develop an outline of data privacy requirements for each country your firm does business and has employees

The value of hiring a Global Data Protection Coordinator to manage data protection legislation requirements

The GDPR is not a compliance nightmare. GDPR is an opportunity for HR professionals to take a leadership role in corporate-wide compliance because of their experience managing personnel information and data. Want a seat at the global corporate table, here’s your chance.

Can’t make the webinar? RSVP anyway. We’re sending all registrants a copy of the recording and slide deck.

Comments Off on Preparing Your Organization for GDPR Compliance: Webinar With Europe’s Top GDPR Expert Ann LaFrance

Women Leaders in Blockchain

By | 2018-02-12T00:48:47+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

My friend Kenneth A. Goodwin Jr. Senior Managing Principal, Jeanensis Capital Markets invites us all to an enlightening and refreshing discussion about women in the Blockchain industry, and the future of it. A panel of expert speakers, will not only explain what Blockchain is and how it operates, and best practices from many professional women in the Blockchain sphere of influence. It will also explain why the Blockchain and its many levels is the next immense movement since the cultivation of the internet. This is an event you should not miss! I’d particularly like to invite my former students to attend. This may be on the next test…!

Where: Orchard Block “NYC’s 1st Blockchain Incubator/Accelerator,” 32 Orchard Street, New York City

When: February 19th, 6pm-9pm 



Cristina Dolan, Co-Founder & COO iXledger and MIT Media Lab

Aarti Rao, Managing Director at LiquidX, Inc.

Meghan Spillane, Partner at Goodwin & Procter, LLP

Adelya Aksanova, CTO at HYLi

Miranda Kuo, Director of Yosemite X

Moderators: Kenneth A. Goodwin Jr. Senior Managing Principal, Jeanensis Capital Markets

Victoria Saucier, HealthTech,Blockchain, Impact Investor

Event Hosts:

Orchard Block/Citdex (Jag DeSaint)


Jeanensis Capital Markets

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) Young Professional Committee

Special Mentions: 

Richard Brownstein of (Refreshment Sponsor)

Kiana Danial CEO at and NewsBTC Correspondent

Comments Off on Women Leaders in Blockchain