Management

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Aniko Lichtenberger
Training and Compliance Manager

Aniko, who is based in Budapest, Hungary joined Pro-Link GLOBAL in May 2010. She is currently the Training and Compliance Manager after serving as a Global Case Manager for a team of consultants for several years. Aniko has a broad background in relocation services and extensive international experience.

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Education: 2008, Graduated from HES Amsterdam School of Economics with Cum Laude, (Bachelor of International Business and Management); 2008, Graduated from FHW Berlin School of Economics (Double Degree program in International Business and Management in German language)

Affiliations: The Worldwide ERC

Languages: Hungarian, English, German

Achievements: GMS (Global Mobility Specialist) Certification from the Worldwide ERC; Six Sigma Certified Yellow Belt

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Beata Firosz
Global Senior Immigration Manager

Beata is a qualified paralegal and has worked both in US and Global immigration since 2000. Her previous experience working at two large immigration law firms, together with her own personal “exchange student” experience when she immigrated to the U.S.A. make her an empathetic professional.

She spent many years with Littler Mendelson, on their global immigration team, managing large and medium size corporate accounts. With the merger of the Global Immigration practice of Littler Global into Fragomen Global, Beata was transferred into the US Immigration team and applied her talents to managing a Fortune 100 company’s immigration program.

She has been with Pro-Link GLOBAL since 2008, and was promoted from Consultant to Specialist within a year.

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Education: Marketing and Business Management; Borough of Manhattan Community College; Paralegal Studies; LaGuardia Community College

Affiliations: The Worldwide ERC

Languages: English; Polish

Achievements: Six Sigma Certified Yellow Belt; Global Mobility Specialist

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Bodil Walker
Department Head, Client Relationship

Bodil Walker, Department Head, Client Relationship joined Pro-link in July 2012 with more than 10 years of client service and management experience. Her knowledge of administration and training accompanied by her experience as an owner and manager of her own business makes her a valuable addition to Pro-Link’s Client Services team. Bodil is currently located in California, but has also worked abroad in both England and South Africa.

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Education: 2008 Bachelor of Arts in Economics; 2008 Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing; 2008 Minor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship  

Languages: English

Achievements: 2013, Global Mobility Specialist

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Brad Button
Department Head, IT Solutions

Brad Button is responsible for managing information technology including hardware, software, network and computer systems for our international company. Brad comes to Pro-Link with over eight years experience in the technical field. He previously owned and managed a successful desktop support and commercial IT solutions company. As the Department Head of IT Solutions, Brad is the systems administrator of the global IT network infrastructure for the Pro-Link GLOBAL Group.

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Carlijn Langeveld
Global Senior Immigration Manager

Carlijn Langeveld obtained her MSc in Experimental Physics in The Netherlands in 2004. After graduation she managed the office of the Dutch Physical Society (NNV) for 3 years, where she developed strong organizational and communicative skills. She entered the immigration industry as consultant in the EMEA Global Immigration team at Emigra, after her move to Spain in summer 2007.

Carlijn came to PLG in 2011, initially providing global immigration consulting services to employees at both small and larger companies. She specialized in moves to both the APAC and EMEA regions. In September 2012 she moved to PLG’s Knowledge Management department, where, among other things, she was responsible for preparing country process overviews, client alerts and internal country trainings. In November 2015 she was promoted to Practice Manager of the Global Immigration Group.

Carlijn is currently living in France. She is fluent in Dutch and English, and has a basic knowledge of German, French and Spanish. She is well known for her great eye for detail, customer focus and efficiency, as well as her very strong analytical skills and logical mind.

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Education: 2004, University of Utrecht-Netherlands Master of Science Degree, Experimental Physics

Languages:
• English
• Dutch
• Spanish
• French
• German

Affiliations:
• NNV (Dutch Physical Society)
• NIMF (Dutch Network for Women Computer Scientists, Mathematicians and Physicists)

Achievements:
• Six Sigma Certified Yellow Belt

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Cassandra Casey
Marketing Manager

Cassandra Casey joined Pro-Link GLOBAL in February 2015 with over 15 years of complex executive support, event planning, relationship building, and exemplary customer service experience. Her organizational and project management skills are keys to her success at Pro-Link GLOBAL. Cassandra currently manages a dynamic two-person marketing team that creates and implements Pro-Link GLOBAL’s comprehensive marketing strategy including both traditional and inbound marketing activities, international event planning, and new business development opportunities.

Within her first year she wrote, casted and executed the company’s first-ever marketing video series, Immigration Unwrapped. She successfully executed Pro-Link GLOBAL’s first-ever Client Appreciation Dinners in conjunction with industry conference attendance at the Global Workforce Symposium and AILA Annual Conference. She also wrote and won Requests for Proposals (RFPs) gaining four new clients for the company.

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2016 proved to be a record-breaking year, Cassandra led a 54% increase in website traffic, generated 282 leads, established the company’s first ever “Careers” blog, published more than 1,500 social media posts generating over 3,300 visits to the company’s website, completed a brand refresh, all while managing a 355% increase in RFPs received from the previous year. Cassandra successfully partners and collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to develop and produce engaging webinars, videos, blog posts, speaking engagements, published articles, print ads, and marketing campaigns to tell the Pro-Link GLOBAL story.

Outside of her role of Marketing Manager, Cassandra enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and black Labrador, Legacy.

Education: Bachelors of Science, University of South Florida

Accomplishments: Inbound Certification by HubSpot; Certificate for Digital Branding and Engagement, Curtin University

Publications: Author “Full Disclosure” – Mobility Magazine, September 2016

Philanthropic Involvement: Volunteer for The Sarasota Ballet and Content Committee Member, Worldwide ERC

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Csilla Gazafi
Regional Manager, EMEA

Csilla joined Pro-Link GLOBAL in 2011 and is currently based in Koszeg, Hungary. Her duties include advising business unit HR Representatives, business managers and employees on immigration regulations and requirements; providing technical advice to all parties involved; preparing and submitting various foreign government or federal agency forms and supporting documentation as required by the relevant government agencies.

Csilla had previously worked with several US based relocation companies and held various positions as immigration specialist, relocation professional and team manager. She currently serves as a mentor to junior team members, as well as a Client Lead for our clients.

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Education:
• 1995, Architectural Technician

Languages:
• English
• Hungarian

Accomplishments:
• Six Sigma Certified Yellow Belt
• Global Mobility Specialist

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Daisy Feng
Client Relationship Manager

Daisy is based in Pro-Link GLOBAL’s Shanghai office and is responsible for the delivery of superb client service to all our China based clients. Daisy also runs our Shanghai office, and is responsible for sourcing and managing our providers in other regions of China.

Daisy has impressive industry experience as well as educational qualifications. She served as an Immigration Services Manager for a major Asia based relocation services provider, and prior to that acted as Deputy Manager at Travelex – the world’s largest foreign exchange service provider. Daisy was in charge of setting up Travelex’s Shanghai office and subsequently handled marketing, PR, business development, government communications as well as taking responsibility for internal communications and training.

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Education:  Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, Bachelor of Economics, 2008; Tongji ENPC, Shanghai International, MBA, 2007 

Languages: Mandarin; English

Accomplishments: Six Sigma Certified Yellow Belt; 2005, China Construction Bank, Beijing Training Center, Foreign Exchange Qualification; 2004, Training in Anti Money Laundering, Selling and Serving Local Markets, Retail Training Systems; 2003, Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level 3

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Daniel Morris
Junior Global Immigration Counsel

Dan Morris joined us in 2014 and relocated to our Worldwide Headquarters from Chicago, Illinois where he practiced as a litigation defense attorney with one of Chicago’s top-ranked defense firms. Today, he is based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota as a member of the company’s Global Immigration Counsel team. Dan is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois and holds qualifying law degrees from both the United States (J.D.) and the United Kingdom (LL.B).

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Since joining the company, Dan has written extensively on Global Immigration topics ranging from compliance issues in the BRIC and MINT nations to Free Trade Agreements in Australia and China. His work has appeared on the cover of Mobility Magazine with further recognition across the globe. His passion for public and private international law has presented him with opportunities to lead webinar presentations on the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Oman to HR and Global Mobility Professionals from around the world. Most recently, Dan earned his first nomination by the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) and was shortlisted for “Global Mobility Rising Star of the Year 2016” at the EMMAS for EMEA held in London.

As a practicing attorney, Dan has devoted hundreds of hours of pro bono service to indigent clients who cannot afford legal representation in the United States. Through his work with the National Immigrant Justice Center, he has successfully petitioned the United States government for inadmissibility waivers, employment authorization documents and U non-immigrant adjustments of legal status on behalf of domestic violence survivors. His experiences living and working in Ecuador, the Czech Republic, Ireland, England, and the Netherlands allows Dan to provide first class legal services to the company’s corporate clients.

Outside of his role as Associate Global Immigration Counsel, Dan enjoys international travel, the beach, playing air hockey and volunteering.

Education:

• William Mitchell College of Law (St. Paul, MN) – 2011 (J.D.)

• BPP Law School (London, United Kingdom)- 2010 (LL.B)

• BPP Law School (London, United Kingdom)- 2010 (Graduate Diploma in Law)

• University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN)- 2007 (B.A.)

Admissions:

• 2011, Supreme Court of Illinois

Affiliations:

• American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA); Illinois State Bar Association; Chicago Bar Association; American Bar Association- Judicial Intern Opportunity Program-Mentor; National Immigrant Justice Center.

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Daniel Coetzee
KGNM Group Manager

Daniel joined Pro-link GLOBAL in October 2013 with more than 10 years of client service and management experience. He started his career with administration management and customer service through retail management and becoming one of the top 40 Property Brokers in the prestigious Umhlanga Rocks in Durban, South Africa.

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Daniel manages the Keiretsu Group members within the EMEA and APAC regions by upholding the service levels to provide the best experience possible for our clients. He also assists with in-depth market research, due diligence and contract negotiation with current and prospective Keiretsu Group members.

Daniel devotes his weekends offering time through philanthropy hours at his local SPCA. He is currently located in Durban, South Africa but has also worked abroad in both England and Canada.

Education: 2013, MQF level 4 (Real Estate)

Languages: English, Afrikaans

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Debra Stonebraker
Special Projects Manager, Finance

Debra joined Pro-Link GLOBAL in 2008 and brought a wealth of accounts and invoicing experience with her. Debra works with the Special Projects team to continue to find ways to streamline processes and maximize efficiency. Debra currently works as the Special Projects Manager, Finance and continues to work with the on-boarding and maintenance of our Keirestsu Global National Members.

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Education:  2004, DeVry University, B.S. Technical Management, Summa Cum Laude

Affiliations: The Worldwide ERC and EuRA

Languages: English

Achievements: Six Sigma Certified Yellow Belt, 2016 Pro-Link GLOBAL Rock Star of the Year Award

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Erdiana Kamarudin
Branch Manager, Singapore

Erdiana Kamarudin is responsible for the day-to-day operations and ongoing development of our Singapore Office. Erdiana joined Pro-Link GLOBAL in 2013 and has over 13 years of experience working for well-known Relocation Service Providers in Singapore. She has a strong commitment to service leadership and vast immigration experience in the APAC region and worldwide.

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Jacqueline Reyes
Regional Manager, Americas

Jacqueline came to Pro-Link GLOBAL with over three years’ experience a a Senior Migration Advisor at a major U.S. immigration law firm. She is a certified legal administrative assistant and as well as having experience in the private legal sector, has also worked as the Deputy Court Clerk at Richardson Municipal Court in Texas. She has handled large multinational clients, specializing in Brazil immigration matters.

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Education: 2001, Graduated from ESS College of Business, Certified Legal Administrative Assistant

Affiliations: The Worldwide ERC

Languages: English; Spanish

Achievements: Six Sigma Certified Yellow Belt; Global Mobility Specialist

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Joel Spokas
Manager, Client Relationship

Joel Spokas joined Pro-Link GLOBAL in 2013 from Brookfield Global Relocation Services (formerly Prudential Real Estate and Relocation) where he most recently led teams in Client Reporting as well as Client Services.  Over the last thirteen years, he has successfully partnered and collaborated with Fortune 500 companies in ensuring their global mobility programs were delivered consistently and positively to their employees, both domestically within the United States as well as internationally.

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Education: 1992, Ohio University, BA; 2012, University of Phoenix, MBA

Affiliations: The Worldwide ERC

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Katrin Schwab
Manager, Client Relationship (EMEA)

Katrin is a manager in our Client Relations team based in Germany. In her role she is responsible to build and maintain relationships with our clients. She also helps to obtain new business and establish relationships and processes.

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Katrin joined Pro-Link GLOBAL in 2014 from a renowned international law firm where she worked for 4 years. In her initial role as a compliance consultant she provided a high level of strategic compliance services to the firm’s corporate client base liaising with external co-counsel. She was responsible for the coordination of immigration processes and formulation of advice for a variety of clients and to maintain communication and relationships with key client contacts to ensure the client is informed on the progress of all applications. Further, she was responsible to foster and maintain strong relationships with relevant third party vendors ensuring effective flow of communication to the client and where necessary making sure the vendors provide the quality of service delivery expected.

After her promotion to Client Coordination Manager she was responsible for the set-up of a new department to expand business development and acquisition efforts into the German marketplace. Her role concentrated on establishing and strengthening client contacts to build a trustful relationship. She was the main contact person for German based clients and assisted with their queries and assignments worldwide. Her duties also included contract management, negotiations with clients, preparation of proposals and marketing activities.

Education: 2009 Diplom-Wirtschaftsjuristin (FH) at University of Applied Sciences in Mainz (Germany), main field of study: Business Law

Languages: English, German

Achievements: SAP user certification (SAP ERP 6.0) – Human Capital Management

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Lavinia Pascariu
Associate Global Counsel

Lavinia Pascariu is a multilingual attorney admitted to practice in New York and Missouri. After attending Law School in her hometown of Iasi in Romania she traveled to the United States as an international exchange student. Lavinia was recruited by a global company and sought for her extensive language skills and leadership abilities.

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Lavinia Pascariu began her US legal career during the LLM program at Saint Louis University Law School, where she distinguished herself as a volunteer with the Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Saint Louis University Law School and the Romanian Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel. Lavinia went on to round her legal skills as a law clerk with a prominent immigration law firm in St. Louis, Missouri.

Lavinia’s personal story of immigrating from Romania and establishing herself as a professional in the United States makes her an empathic advocate dedicated to improving the lives of professionals all over the world. During her legal career in the US, she used her extensive language skills and international experience to serve as a community interpreter, a law clerk and immigration attorney in the Saint Louis Metropolitan area.

Lavinia comes to Pro Link GLOBAL with a positive attitude and the determination to succeed in the global corporate immigration.

Education: 2006, Graduated from Saint Louis University Law School (St. Louis, MO) LL.M; 2002, Graduated from Al.I. Cuza University Law School (Iasi, Romania) L.L.B.

Admissions: 2007, New York State Bar; 2008, Missouri State Bar; American Bar Association

Affiliations: American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA); Missouri Bar; New York State Bar-Immigration and International Law Committee; Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC); Catholic Charities of Saint Louis

Languages: English; Romanian; Spanish; French; Portuguese; Italian

Achievements: Qualified Spanish Court Interpreter; Public Interest Law Group Service Award from St. Louis University Law School (2005); 2011, Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) certification

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Ruby Anugwom
UK Immigration Counsel

Ruby Anugwom, a UK qualified Solicitor joined Pro-Link GLOBAL in May 2016 with over 10 years of immigration law experience. Her immigration knowledge and experience range from Private to Corporate immigration where she has managed accounts for educational and corporate institutions; and also managed investor/entrepreneur applications in the UK. Ruby also possesses experience in managing outside immigration counsel to ensure adherence to compliance, service level standards and communication protocol.

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Having worked in a few immigration practices in the UK, she has developed the ability to work in a fast paced, constantly changing environment and is able to maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders.

Ruby is also a qualified Barrister/Solicitor in Nigeria where she had gained experience in Corporate Law. She is fluent in English.

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Said Boskovic
Director, Global Immigration Group

Said Boskovic joined Pro-Link GLOBAL in 2016 in the role of Director, Global Immigration Group, and is responsible for developing best practices within our Global Immigration Group while ensuring customer service excellence across all regions. Over the last fifteen years, he has successfully partnered and collaborated with Fortune 500 companies in developing and implementing their global immigration & mobility programs, both domestically within the United States as well as internationally.

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Using his extensive knowledge of global immigration laws pertaining to international work visas and global compliance in EMEA, APAC and AMERICAS, Said managed the global immigration practice for a prominent US immigration law firm in San Francisco where he took the lead in developing their global immigration practice from the ground up. Prior to joining Pro-Link GLOBAL, Said served as Director of Global Immigration Services of a large, international relocation company where he was responsible for developing a premier global immigration practice.

Reporting to Pro-Link GLOBAL Executive Management Team, Said Boskovic oversees the company’s regional immigration teams across the Americas, Asia, EMEA and Australia.

Education: 1994, University of Split, Croatia, BS, International Trade and Economics

Languages: Croatian/Bosnian, English, German, Swedish

Accomplishments: 2008, Worldwide ERC, GMS Certification

Publications: Author “Cultural knowledge and language skills? Really” – Mobility Magazine, May 2014
Author “Immigration laws and the new global talent battle: The New Olympic Games”- Human Talent Network, September 2015
Guest “Experts: Visa Measure Would Hinder Business, Not Terrorism” – The Fortune 500 Magazine, December 2015

Speaking Engagements: Forum for Expatriate Management – Las Vegas, NV. ‘’Can Governments Do That? Understanding Cultural and Language Immigration Requirements’’– October 2013

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Samantha Smith
Regional Manager, APAC

Samantha Smith joined Pro-Link GLOBAL in 2016 as a Global Immigration Consultant and was promoted to Regional Manager, APAC within her first year. Since coming to Pro-Link, she has found a passion in helping assignees with their immigration needs all around Asia Pacific. Her current role includes handling complex cases, providing legal research and advice to companies and assignees, and mentoring team members in her region.

Sam’s background is in personal immigration applications and appeals, privacy and refugee law in New Zealand. Her experience legalising long-term overstayers and handling refugee cases has made her a meticulous and tenacious advocate for her clients. She is currently based in Melbourne, Australia.

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Education:

  • Bachelor of Laws, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Bachelor of Arts (Art History of English), Victoria University of Wellington
  • Certificate of Professional Legal Studies, College of Law

 

Achievements:

  • Enrolled Barrister and Solicitor, High Court of New Zealand
  • Enrolled Solicitor, Supreme Court of Victoria

 

Affiliations:

  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Victoria Women Lawyers
  • Australian Women Lawyers

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