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Leadership Team

Meet the team members who help make global expansion a reality every day.
Going above and beyond for our clients, our partners, and our business, these are the leaders who make Globalization Partners the great company that it is today.
Nicole Sahin

Nicole Sahin’s mission is to make it easy for any company to expand into any country as easily as they hire team members in the United States. Her current focus is building the world’s most competent and trustworthy Global PEO to meet the standards of the company’s Fortune 500 clients. She led Globalization Partners to a ranking of No. 33 on the 2017 Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies in America, No. 6 on the 2016 Inc. 500 list, has been named Entrepreneur of the Year in New England, and has won numerous awards for breaking the traditional corporate mold by building a nationally-recognized company culture.

Prior to launching Globalization Partners, Nicole was a Managing Director at High Street Partners, a firm which provided international HR, tax, legal, and compliance services to CFOs, HR Directors, and General Counsel of fast-growing technology companies establishing subsidiaries and hiring in dozens of countries. Via her experience advising companies ranging from Tesla to HID Global on their international expansions, Nicole founded Globalization Partners to create a legal and technology platform that eliminated the need for companies to set up branch offices and subsidiaries in multiple jurisdictions prior to expanding their global sales footprint.

Prior to her work at High Street Partners, Nicole co-founded the Sweet Life School in rural Cambodia, which was designed to help kids in one of the poorest countries in Asia leapfrog to a modern education by providing access to English language teachers, electricity, and the internet. She also owned a business in the Caribbean, which was her first foray into entrepreneurship and doing business in other cultures. Nicole holds an MBA in International Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. She lives in Boston, loves to travel, and is inspired by the belief that by making it easy for people to collaborate across borders makes the world a better place for us all.

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Debbie Millin
Chief Operating Officer

Debbie Millin joined Globalization Partners in May 2016. With 20 years of operational, project management, and client relationship experience in a variety of industries, Debbie’s specialization is supporting companies experiencing rapid growth scale their systems and processes. Debbie has helped grow Globalization Partners to be the No. 1 fastest growing women-led company in America, and has helped two companies achieve the honor of No. 1 fastest-growing private company in Boston — including Globalization Partners in 2017. Just prior to joining Globalization Partners, her consulting firm, offering part-time COO services, was named in Boston Business Journal’s “Startup Watch: Five to Follow” in June 2013.

Debbie graduated with honors from Bentley University, and is an active alumna currently serving on the Dean’s Business Advisory Council. She serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for Special Olympics of Massachusetts, is a long-standing member of The Boston Club, and has been a member of multiple non-profit and private boards throughout her career.

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Nancy Cremins
Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel

Nancy Cremins joined Globalization Partners in April 2016. Nancy is known as one of Boston’s top lawyers for startups and entrepreneurial ventures, having been named as a Top 50 Women in Law, one of Boston’s “40 Under 40,” and “Fifty on Fire.” Prior to joining Globalization Partners, Nancy got extensive experience in the areas of employment law and conflict resolution over the past 10 years at notable firms such as Gesmer Updegrove LLP and Robinson & Cole LLP. Additionally, Nancy does incredible work within the community supporting female entrepreneurs. She’s the co-founder of an organization called SheStarts, and is also a board member for several non-profit organizations.

Nancy is a graduate of Boston College and the Northeastern University School of Law. She is a member of several societies including the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts.

Besides being wicked smart and having a passion for entrepreneurship, Nancy enjoys spending time with her family, collecting fabulous shoes, and drinking good wine. Nancy is pretty fierce but she also makes time for fun with friends, family, and the occasional dance party.

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Bob Cahill
Chief Financial Officer

Bob Cahill joined Globalization Partners in March 2018. He has 20 years of C-level experience and has a proven track record of executing global strategies. Prior to Globalization Partners, Bob served as CFO, COO, and CEO at a variety of companies such as Smarterkids.com, Cambridge Interactive Development Corp/Everest Poker, Warcloud Inc., KaBloom Inc., and most recently, Fetch Storage LLC.

Bob brings an extensive amount of knowledge in all aspects of business management including equity & debt financing, international operations, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, human resources, systems, legal and regulatory. Bob is a results-driven financial expert who has substantial experience scaling rapidly growing companies and has directed numerous successful exits, including two IPO’s.

A born-and-raised Bostonian, Bob holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an Accounting Concentration from University of Massachusetts-Lowell and a Master of Business Administration with an MIS Concentration from Bentley University. Outside of work, his passions include traveling, running, and spending time with his family and friends.

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Teresa James
Chief Technology Officer

Teresa James joined Globalization Partners in September 2015. She is an Information Systems executive and creative thinker specializing in leading technology teams and managing a diverse portfolio of technologies that supports revenue growth, streamlines information sharing and workflow, improves productivity, and fosters an organization’s success in delivering its strategic mission.

Before joining Globalization Partners, Teresa co-founded Studio Crossings, a co-working space for entrepreneurs in the Boston area and her own technology consulting practice, TJ Solutions Group. She was also Cloud CIO at Advance 2000 where she developed and delivered end-to-end IT managed services and cloud-based solutions, and CIO at Sasaki Associates where she was responsible for IT strategy. Teresa is a graduate of Missouri State University and holds a Master’s of Science degree in Education from Emporia State University. She is the perfect mix of educator, technologist, and leader. She also volunteers as the Site Manager for South Shore Habitat for Humanity and dedicates time to her local community of Medfield, Massachusetts in town-related planning efforts.

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Melissa (Green) Cooper
Vice President of Global Expansion

Melissa (Green) Cooper joined Globalization Partners in April 2014. She has held several positions within the company, and has a tremendous amount of experience providing international HR and finance management services to fast-growing multinational companies. She is a widely experienced global finance/international expansion professional with a track record of success building professional services organizations to scale.

Melissa started her career with KPMG, and subsequently worked with a series of fast-growing companies in progressively senior roles, culminating as controller of a legal services firm.  She worked with High Street Partners, where she managed the international operations and expansions for up to 100 companies hiring in countries spanning the globe. After working in the client services division of High Street Partners for several years, Melissa led the charge to streamline the firms’ operations and billing processes. She joined Globalization Partners with a focus on providing excellent ongoing support to each of our clients and building our business to scale. Melissa has a broad understanding of global business compliance issues, including employment law in multiple countries, international accounting, and local compliance requirements, gained over 9 years advising the CFOs, controllers and HR directors of venture backed and public companies expanding their international operations.

Melissa is a graduate of Fairfield University with a B.S. degree in accounting. She is an avid athlete who enjoys any outdoor activity including running, volleyball, and baseball — and Pure Barre, of late. Originally from Boston, she currently lives in San Diego, California.

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Jane Booth
Vice President of Sales

Jane has a passion for helping her clients scale their overseas operations by removing red tape, and helping them find the fastest and most effective way to bring new employees on board. She spent nearly five years working for High Street Partners, advising CFOs, controllers and VPs of HR on how to expand in over 60 countries from a payroll, accounting, tax, HR and compliance perspective. Before she relocated to the United States from the UK, she worked in London as a headhunter, primarily helping US companies to locate the best talent to build out their pan-European organizations. She is therefore acutely aware of the cultural differences that U.S. firms encounter in doing business overseas.

Jane is a graduate of the University of Surrey in Guildford, UK, with a B Sc. In Linguistics and International Relations. She speaks fluent German, plus some French and Swedish. While waiting for her green card in the U.S., she took up triathlon and wrote a book about it, and she still runs, bikes, and swims. She also finds time to sing in a choir and ring handbells. After several years in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jane now resides in San Diego, California.

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Andrea Dumont
Vice President of Marketing

Andrea has over two decades of experience in both B2B and B2C marketing. She has a track record for identifying growth opportunities and executing impactful, integrated marketing programs that deliver results. Andrea’s passion for international expansion and digital marketing has led her to accelerate growth at startups as well as Fortune 500 companies.

Most recently with Virgin Pulse, Andrea was a key member of the executive team focusing on product differentiation, leading market position, and sales enablement. Andrea is a forward-thinking executive, with a thorough understanding of a constantly changing marketing landscape. She’s been featured in premier HR publications such as HR Executive, HR Magazine, and Employee Benefit News and is a sought-after speaker, having given presentations at prestigious industry events such as Conference Board, Society for Human Resource Management, and WorldatWork.

While she’s not working, Andrea likes to spend time hiking, biking, and doing anything outdoors with her family. She volunteers at Dress for Success, a nonprofit organization that provides business clothing for women preparing for job interviews, and Save A Dog, a rescue shelter in Sudbury, Massachusetts.

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