Matthew Burns, Managing Director, Tullow International HR Consulting, LLC.

Executive with extensive experience in Global Mobility, Shared Services and International Affairs that delivers stronger compliance, increased client satisfaction and reduced unit cost of operations. Focus on process improvement, process automation, integration and complex project management. Worked overseas assignments in six countries as well as experience supporting business operations in every region of the globe.

Specialties: Global Mobility, Shared Services, crisis management, negotiations, logistics, and finance.

Sandrine Bardot, The Bardot Group: Total Rewards expert with Middle East focus

This is Sandrine Bardot:

My name is Sandrine Bardot, I am French and I lead my boutique International Compensation & Benefits training and consulting company, The Bardot Group, out of Dubai. Click here to read an overview of the unique products and services I provide.

Comp & Ben is my passion. And I have been incredibly lucky so far… because I was able to combine my job in C&B with my love of travel!

I got to work in London, Rome, Dubai, Turin, Paris, Abu Dhabi and Milan… As part of my job, I was supporting numerous countries at the same time, so I traveled extensively throughout the US, Europe and the Middle East and Africa. Talk about an exciting lifestyle!  To read more, click here to visit Sandrine’s blog.

And, you may also click here to visit Sandrine on LinkedIn.

Holly Clontz, CRP, GMS-T Manager, Global Talent Mobility Solutions at Ingersoll Rand


Holly has 15+ years of experience in both relocation and international assignment management; combining experience as a service-provider with experience being a strategic Global Mobility Manager for a Fortune 500. Holly has enjoyed helping families through “relocation”, one of the most stressful times. She’s focused on talent mobility- domestic and international – within Ingersoll Rand.

Also, Holly has served as President, Charlotte Metro Area Relocation Council (CMARC), a recognized regional group of Worldwide ERC.  CMARC is a non-profit group focused on providing relocation continuing education for mobility managers throughout the Charlotte Metro area. Holly earned the Meritorious Service Award from Worldwide ERC in 2015. Summary of her specialties: Strategic Thinking, Team Building/Leadership, Customer Liaison & Service, and Problem Solving & Decision Making.

About her work:
– Management oversight for GMS staff and Ingersoll Rand domestic and international relocation programs.
– Manage all aspects of International Expatriate Assignments and Tax Equalization process and policy.
– Manage all aspects of Expatriate payroll including foreign compensation collection, year end imputed income, W-2/W-2C/1042S processing, US/foreign tax payments and filings and monthly payroll file interfaces.
– Manage all aspects of US and International Relocation process and policy.
– Manage all aspects of Relocation accounting processes including monthly payroll interface files, tax gross-up, year end true-up.
– Advise and educate Business Unit management on international tax equalization policy, expatriate balance sheet approach and assignment structures based on intent for international tax avoidance, tax compliance based on international Tax Treaties.
– Consult with Ingersoll Rand Corp Tax and Legal regarding… permanent establishment, Secondment Agreements, foreign entities and Economic Employer as they pertain to foreign tax liability and Tax Treaties with regard to business travelers and cross-border activity.
– Core member of Ingersoll Rand Global Assignment Advisory Team in development of global policy, procedures, administration oversight, and vendor selection.
– Vendor selection including preparation of RFP documentation, contract development, negotiations, vendor management, and contract adherence.
– Establish /oversee performance guarantees and SLA development.
– Ensure policy/procedure changes remain compliant based on law changes, both US and foreign.
– Develop structure / transition service agreements and administration for acquisitions/divestitures/spinoffs.
– Determine, develop and implement new service offerings.


Rina Montalvo, LL.M., Head of Global Mobility/Immigration, Dow Jones (NewsCorp)

Rina Montalvo, LL.M. has over 16 years’ experience in Global HR, specializing in Global Mobility and Immigration. Following her role as Head of the Global Mobility/Immigration Department at Sky Deutschland “21st Century Fox”(formerly known as News Corp.), in Germany, Rina relocated to America to the corporate News Corp-Dow Jones office in New York. She is currently responsible for the Global Mobility/Immigration department at Dow Jones.
Rina has extensive experience in global Social Security, Taxation, payroll, Relocation, Labor & Immigration Law, as well as development and roll-out of Global Mobility Policy.

She has lived in Germany for over 20 years, speaks 6 languages and has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree of Laws. Rina also holds dual citizenship (American/German).

Strategically, she acts an advisor to Business Leaders, Finance, Legal and HR on Global Mobility issues, policies and processes and is responsible for Global Mobility, Immigration, Relocation Program, National/International Taxation, Compliance, Employment Law and Special projects related to Global Mobility Program and Immigration in and out AMER/APAC/ and EMEA.​

Katherine Salem and Glenn Faulk, Co-Founders of Luminary Global Immigration

Luminary Global Immigration, LLC (“LGI”) is a full service global immigration business offering a broad array of consultation and case management services. Based in Atlanta and Dallas, LGI’s founders bring over 30 cumulative years of experience within distinguished immigration practices.

Katharine Salem is co-founder of Luminary Global, winner of five 2016 FEM EMMA Awards, the 2015 Bronze Stevie Award for Start-Up of the Year in Business Services, and Acquisition International’s 2015 Best Global Immigration Consultancy Firm (USA). In addition, Ms. Salem is recipient of the Worldwide ERC® Meritorious Service Award and winner of the prestigious 2014 Mobility Editorial Achievement Award for co-authoring the article, “Emerging Opportunities in Emerging Markets”​, which appeared in the May 2014 issue of MOBILITY Magazine.

Ms. Salem has 14 years of experience in global immigration, serving in senior leadership for several practices. She has expertise developing global supplier networks, global practice management, and formulating business plans to boost productivity and efficiency.

Ms. Salem holds the Worldwide ERC® Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) and Senior Global Mobility & Talent Management Specialist (SGMS-T) designations, and is a Six Sigma Yellow Belt.​

​Glenn Faulk is a Co-Founder of LGI and Serves as Senior Advisor.  He has over 22 years of award-winning, dedicated global immigration experience, serving in senior leadership positions within four multinational practices. He has expertise managing Fortune 500 accounts, assisting clients with complex immigration and compliance matters, and is one of the foremost knowledge management experts in the field.

​Glenn is the author of many publications, including articles in the American Bar Association (ABA) International Section, the International Bar Association (IBA) Legal Practice Division, MOBILITY Magazine, and ExpatSafe Journal, with topics covering alignment of Global Mobility services, strategic global talent management practices, global immigration service delivery models for US immigration practitioners, best and brightest immigration schemes, and global immigration supply chain management.

In addition, he is one of the founding members and the first Global Content Manager for the world’s largest corporate global immigration practice, having assisted in growing the practice from a team of four to well over 100. Over time, the Content Management function has evolved into Knowledge Management — what is today recognized as one of the most critical aspects of global immigration services.

Glenn Faulk inspires trust and confidence in both clients and colleagues through his care, discernment, attention to detail, and consummate subject matter expertise. He offers invaluable and dependable guidance, and continues to be credited in reputable industry publications for his contributions. In addition to several industry awards, he is a Certified Relocation Professional (CRP), Senior Global Mobility Specialist-Talent (SGMS-T) and a Six Sigma Yellow Belt.​

Haley Recio, SPHR, GPHR, Vice President, Global Human Resources Glass Point Solar

Ed’s special guest is Haley Recio, SPHR, GPHR, Vice President, Global Human Resources Glass Point Solar.

GlassPoint Solar is the leading supplier of solar to the oil and gas industry. The global oil and gas industry consumes an amount of energy equal to 10% of its own production, making it one of the biggest markets for renewable energy. Operating worldwide from the Middle East to California, GlassPoint’s enclosed trough technology delivers the lowest cost energy to power oilfield operations.

By harnessing sunshine, instead of burning natural gas or other fuels, GlassPoint helps oil producers reduce operating expenses while significantly cutting greenhouse gas emissions.  GlassPoint is one of the fastest-growing solar companies in the world with more than one gigawatt of solar oilfield projects under construction.

We are a culturally diverse company, operating across six locations in four countries. Our core values and respect for diversity is what unites us across our many locations. We are committed to having a positive contribution on both the planet and the local economies in which we operate. For more information, visit or contact us at

Horace O. Porrás Vice President, Latin America at American Tower

Horace Porrás has over 25 years of global experience in Human Resources, holding different international roles, such as Head of Human Resources for Continental Europe, or Head of Global Mobility in several multinational companies such as Schlumberger, the world’s leading supplier of technology, integrated project management and information solutions to customers working in the oil and gas industry, and in other companies like Cargill, MasterCard and McDonald’s.

Horace has experience in talent management, succession planning, performance management, compensation, benefits and incentives, programs and procedures, talent acquisition and HR policies for the Americas, Europe, and globally.

Born and raised in New Jersey, USA, Mr. Porrás also lived and worked in Brussels (Belgium), Milan (Italy), Bucharest (Romania), Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Minnesota (USA), and now, for the past several years, in Miami, Florida.

Peyman Dayyani: Senior Human Resources Partner at Dana Energy

Senior Human Resources Partner, who has ability to face VUCA Challenges, expertise in the design and implementation of local and global HR strategy acquired over a solid and progressive career with three multi-billion dollar global corporations. Integral part of multiple in-country executive and business development teams charged with rapid growth and expansion strategy across the Middle East and Africa. Dynamic leader selected to execute critical organizational transformation and performance initiatives worldwide shaped high-performance cultures and major growth brands with progressive technical resources, prolific communications and robust development program that bring double digit revenue growth, across all functional groups including operations, sales and procurement.

Taught, mentored, and inspired young HR professional locally and globally on their career advancement and attaining their HR professional certification, by in person and through social media forums.

Specialties: . People strategy formulation and execution
. Leading change
. Start ups and turn arounds
. HR Mergers and Acquisition
. Master of theoretical and best practices HR body of knowledge.

Hampton Dowling: Geo-Politics & World Commerce, Brexit…Who’s Next?, China And The South China Sea

Wendy Kendall: Global Talent Strategy Expert and Psychologist

Helping global corporations think differently: Global talent strategy expert and executive coach, Wendy Kendall advises corporations and executives to think differently about global talent development.  An organisational psychologist for more than 20 years and former senior scientist to the Director of Army Personnel Strategy (UK), Wendy has lived and worked overseas for the last 15 years.  She established her own practice in 2003 and worked with nearly 3000 global leaders and managers in that time.  Her work focuses on assisting multinational companies and international NGOs to implement global talent development strategies that prepare their future leaders for the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Wendy’s website is at