Bill Armstrong Joins Global Upside as Vice President of Staffing

SAN JOSE, California — February 15, 2017— Global Upside today announced that Bill Armstrong will be leading the staffing division, as Vice President and member of the Company’s executive team, reporting to CEO Ragu Bhargava.

Bill joins Global Upside, which offers integrated accounting, finance, human resources, payroll, and staffing support in 90+ countries, in what has been a record-setting time for the company. Over the course of 2016, Global Upside saw 90% revenue growth and doubled in headcount.

Bill will oversee the strategic direction, expansion and operation for the company’s staffing division, which specializes in finance, accounting and HR placements and helps companies with both interim and permanent hiring needs. The group also offers a Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) solution that helps Clients keep pace with fast-growing hiring demands while reducing cost to hire by over 50%.

“I am thrilled to have Bill join the team” said Ragu. “He shares our values and our focus on innovation, and customer experience. He has shown himself to be an extraordinary leader throughout his career and has a proven track record. We’ve seen a record-setting 90% growth in the last year and with Bill on board we want to build on our success and expand our staffing services to other functions.”

“I am excited to be in this role and very much look forward to working with the global teams to ensure we keep getting better and better at connecting companies with the right talent,” said Bill. “I have spent nearly two decades experiencing first-hand the deep impact finding the right people can have on companies. When we help companies find the right talent, it’s a very rewarding feeling because in our own small ways, we are helping define our client’s success and their culture.”

Bill has 20+ years in the recruitment industry and has managed successful teams in several sectors of professional staffing including accounting and finance, sales and marketing, legal and IT. These organizations have ranged in scope from start-ups to multi-billion dollar global businesses.

Bill’s previous work associations include roles as Managing Director at Summit Search Partners, VP at Nigel Frank International and VP at Randstad Finance and Accounting.

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