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Meet the Contributors

Read about the subject matter experts who made this issue possible.


Janelle Barlow, Ph.D.
Janelle Barlow, Ph.D., is a businesswoman, author, media spokesperson, keynote speaker, and seminar leader with more than 30 years of experience in the global marketplace. She is President and Owner of TMI US and TACK-USA, both partners with a multi-national global training and consulting firm.
Rachel Bracken, JD
Ernst & Young
Rachel Bracken, JD, is Senior Manager, People Advisory Services, at Ernst & Young. She has 18 years of experience in managerial positions within large organizations as well as leading HR and payroll operations and system implementations and integrations. She is considered a subject matter professional in the areas of payroll and associated taxation, account reconciliations, and HRIS
Richard Cant
Dezan Shira & Associates
Richard Cant is an Australian solicitor and consultant at Dezan Shira & Associates with over 20 years’ experience specializing in international taxes and foreign direct investment practices in China and Asia (his last 10 years have been spent working in China). Richard’s experience includes managing the operation, development, and expansion of the Shanghai office; and advising foreign firms on all aspects of their business operations in Asia.
Poul Hansen
Poul Hansen & Co.
Poul Hansen is the founding partner and CEO at Poul Hansen & Co. (, which, for 21 years, has helped outsource national and international payrolls. Specifically, the company outsources all administrative functions, nationally and internationally, including payments, financial reporting, VAT, salaries, etc., as well as provides Internet-based one-on-one courses for owners/managers in smaller companies. 


Michele M. Honomichl
Celergo, LLC
Michele M. Honomichl is the Founder, Executive Chairman, and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) at Celergo, the leading global payroll service provider managing local, offshore, and expat payrolls in over 110 countries for clients predominantly in the financial services, business services, technology, and oil and gas industries. Michele’s responsibilities include thought leadership and setting the strategic direction for Celergo’s services, technologies, and market expansion. Michele has presented for the American Payroll Association (APA), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), The Conference Board, and many others on a variety of global payroll, HR, expatriate, business, and technology topics. 
Frank J. Mendelson
Publishing Resources, Inc.
Frank J. Mendelson is an Acquisitions Editor for the Global Payroll Management Institute. He has been working with the American Payroll Association since 2009 as an editor for PAYTECH magazine, and has presented workshops at the Annual Congress on effective communication.
Maureen Nixon
Ernst & Young
Maureen Nixon is a Manager in Ernst & Young’s Human Capital practice, specializing in HR Performance Improvement (HRPI) and Payroll Advisory. She has been an HRPI consultant for over 15 years specializing in HR systems, payroll and benefits administration, process streamlining and redesign, and payroll outsourcing. Maureen brings over 20 years of senior-level experience in HR solutions. 
Kira Rubiano
Kira Rubiano is the Senior Manager of Partnerships in Europe and Asia Pac for Celergo Global Payroll. Kira manages 100+ global partnerships, which include all local partners. In addition, she is Celergo’s internal resource for all payroll knowledge in the Europe and Asia Pac regions.
Heather Steffans
MarketSphere: Unclaimed Property Specialists
Heather Steffans is VP, Strategic Compliance Solutions with MarketSphere: Unclaimed Property Specialists, bringing over 18 years of professional experience in marketing unclaimed property solutions to holders. She has nearly two decades of experience spanning multiple industries and product offerings. Steffans is recognized in the abandoned and unclaimed property industry as a subject matter expert and thought leader, tradeshow expert, popular industry conference speaker, and veteran webinar presenter.
Martin Stockton
Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals
Martin Stockton is the Head of Global Consulting for the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP). He is responsible for global payroll consulting in the global payroll technology, outsourcing, shared services, and change management arenas.
Sarona-Lee Wilde, CPP, PCP
Ecova, Inc.
Sarona-Lee Wilde, CPP, PCP, is the Payroll Manager for Ecova, Inc., and has been the recipient of an APA Meritorious Service Award in 2000 and an APA Special Recognition Award. She has also served on the APA’s Certification Board, Fundamental Payroll Certification Committee, and more.
Juliana Staight
Juliana Staight is the Director of Advisory Services at Radius who has experience dealing with many fast-growing companies in the technology and services industries as they expand into Europe. She advises on a wide range of areas including tax, HR, and day-to-day business management matters. Prior to joining Radius, she trained as a Senior Associate at PwC U.K. and has a joint honors degree in Politics and International Relations from London Metropolitan University. She is based in the United Kingdom.