Melissa 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 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. Melissa has a broad understanding of global business compliance issues, including employment law in multiple countries, international accounting, and local compliance requirements, gained over 12 years advising the CFOs, controllers and HR directors of venture backed and public companies expanding their international operations. Melissa joined Globalization Partners with a focus on providing excellent ongoing support to each of our clients and building our business to scale. She currently leads Globalization Partners’ Global Operations team, comprised of the outstanding Client Success Account Managers, and the Regional HR Specialists based around the world.
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 with her husband and two young children.