Globetrotting HR: Navigating the Complexities of a Global Workforce with Priya Licht and Ryan Bonvillian

May 09, 2023

Have you ever wondered how companies expand globally while keeping their employees engaged and productive?
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In today's global economy, more than 50% of companies are turning to international markets to achieve their goals. However, expanding outside of the U.S. presents unique challenges for HR professionals and advisors who must navigate the complexities of culture, technology, and regulations to successfully integrate a global workforce. In this episode, we speak with Aadmi, a global business advising firm, and Blue Marble, a leader in global payroll solutions, about the resources, technology, and support needed to expand globally.

Ryan Bonvillian is responsible for leading all aspects of the organization’s revenue strategy including new client acquisition, client upsell and channel partnerships. Prior to becoming CRO, Ryan was the Regional Vice President for Paylocity’s Enterprise Division and Director of Sales for Paylocity.

Before joining Blue Marble and Paylocity, Ryan was an Enterprise Account Executive at Workday and held various sales and leadership positions at Ascentis, Paychex, and Xerox. Ryan holds an MBA in Sales and Marketing from Rochester Institute of Technology and a BS in Environmental Science from Bowling Green State University. He is also a Board Officer for Conscious Alliance, a Boulder, Colorado 501c-3.

Priya Licht is a Senior Human Resources Executive with a deep background in international people strategy for both global non-profit and for-profit organizations. Prior to developing Global People Strategist and starting Aadmi Consulting, Priya was the Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Advisor at the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), where she built the HR department from the ground up for an international employee base of 700+ people across 25+ countries.

Priya also spent 10 years working in London, New Delhi, and the U.S. where she started up offices and built HR departments for Fortune 1000 companies in industries ranging from software consultancies, like Sapient (now Publicis); pharmaceuticals, like GSK; to the retail sector in Tesco, Ltd. In addition to her work in the private sector, Priya also has experience in the non-profit sector, where she has worked for the American Red Cross and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in Washington, D.C. Priya is a graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University where she concentrated on International Business and Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. She also has a degree from Mount Holyoke College.


Shari Simpson

Senior Manager Thought Leadership

Ryan Bonvillian

Chief Revenue Officer
Blue Marble

Priya Licht

Co-Founder and Principal Consultant

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