CO-FOUNDER AND CEO
Ragu Bhargava is an experienced financial executive, entrepreneur and leader in providing outsourced and in-sourced finance, accounting, staffing and HR services to companies worldwide. He has broad expertise in finance and accounting management, including compliance and HR issues in many international markets worldwide.
Ragu co-founded Global PEO Services to meet the need for agility to manage all the complex challenges of staffing up new regional offices while still driving the core business forward. Bhargava gained his early experience in finance and audit at Deloitte & Touche LLP, before serving in various leadership roles at NetIQ and Actividentity, and his role as CEO of Global Upside.
Adam Sheffield is a strategically driven sales leader who is focused on creating opportunities for businesses in new, emerging, and complex markets. Throughout his career, Sheffield has excelled in helping clients navigate global workforce complexity by providing HCM insights and analytics.
Sheffield has held a variety of sales leadership roles for ADP, the country’s largest outsourced payroll processor, including his role as Vice President of Sales, Global Enterprise Solutions, for ADP.
CO-FOUNDER AND COO
Gita Bhargava has almost two decades of business operations experience, with a strong focus on growth development while maintaining high levels of quality work, client service and client satisfaction. Previously, Bhargava served as a consultant to enterprise technology firms including Aruba Networks, Trimble Navigation, and Redback Networks. She has also served as the former controller for Chipshot, Inc., and as COO of Global Upside.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Roy Avondet brings more than 30 years of experience as a former partner at Deloitte & Touche and a Senior Advisor at Global Upside. While at Deloitte, Avondet established an assurance practice in Hyderabad, India, with 300 chartered accountants. The practice continues to grow as part of Deloitte’s US-India Region of nearly 11,000 employees.
From 1995 to 2003, Avondet was Managing Partner of Deloitte’s Silicon Valley office. During that time, business at that office grew fivefold as Deloitte worked with many leading global technology companies.
CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, INDIA
Rohit Lohia is the Managing Director of India operations for Global PEO Services. As Managing Director based in Noida, he is responsible for all India operations including team building, people management, process implementation, and delivery to the company’s worldwide client base.
Prior to Global PEO Services, Lohia served as Assistant Finance Controller of Jaiprakash Associates Ltd (NSE JPASSOCIAT), an INR150 billion diversified infrastructure industrial conglomerate. He also oversees India operations for Global Upside.
VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING
Nandita Verma manages worldwide marketing, corporate communications and public relations for Global PEO Services. She is responsible for creating and delivering integrated global marketing plans that engage customers and help grow demand for Global PEO Services. Verma’s mantra is to create conversations that build brands and keep organizations engaged with their people.
Prior to Global Upside, Verma led the marketing team at SocialTwist, a customer engagement platform leveraged by several leading brands, including 50 of the world’s Fortune 500 companies. Verma also heads marketing for Global Upside. In addition, she helped build a marketing organization from scratch for a global expansion services provider, where her efforts enabled the company to grow revenue by 100%.