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CT: Going Global: Building a Workforce for the Peaks & Valleys of the Business Cycle

  • October 16, 2013
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • The Ayers Group


  • Special price for members
Global outsourcing can be a cost reduction strategy for all company sizes from Fortune 500 to small businesses.  Most businesses can keep operations lean by sourcing talent globally rather than “binging and purging” through fluctuating business cycles. By sourcing lower level functions (e.g. IT, HR, and accounting) globally, companies can keep higher-level functions (e.g. strategy development, core innovation, stakeholder management, and key control functions) internal. This organizational model helps keep the founder/CEO, and senior leaders who are committed to the business model, as internal employees. Come hear from our panel of experts about building an efficient global staffing model that stays lean, is cost effective, and adapts quickly to demands in this world of economic uncertainty.


7 - 7:30 p.m. - Mingling  
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Program


Magesh Nair - EVP & COO of Castleton Commodities International

Andrew Thompson - Partner at Accenture

Len Rosenberg (Moderator) - Partner with Garfunkel Wild, PC


MAGESH NAIR is an EVP and COO of CCI. He heads the Information Technology, Trade Operations, Scheduling, and Special Projects functions globally. Prior to joining CCI in 2011, Magesh served as the Director of Information Technology at ConocoPhillips's global energy trading business unit. He held several IT leadership roles within ConocoPhillips for more than a decade and served as a Consultant for Conoco before that period. Magesh has decades of experience leading strategy work and driving successful execution of large capital-intensive project portfolios, across energy and agri-commodity trading, retail, insurance, and distilleries & breweries.

ANDREW THOMPSON is a Managing Director with Accenture in the Health & Public Service industry group. His current role is Senior Client Technology Executive serving large national and regional health payer clients. Andrew has over 18 years of experience leading consulting and outsourcing engagements for clients in the US, Europe, Japan and China. He has worked across a variety of business environments from new ventures to large corporations and across several industries including Healthcare, Media and Entertainment, Consumer Electronics, and Telecommunications. Andrew has significant expertise managing diverse portfolios of technology and outsourcing engagements that leverage global markets for talent. 

LEONARD M. (“LEN”) ROSENBERG (MODERATOR) is a Partner/Director and Chair of the Litigation and Arbitration practice group at Garfunkel Wild, PC. He is Co-Chair of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Health Care practice group. His practice includes litigation of a wide variety of health care, regulatory, commercial and business issues, including contract disputes and judicial review of agency and other administrative determinations. He has a broad employment law and health care practice. Len is editor of “In The New York State Courts,” a summary of recent court decisions in health care law, and is also a member of the Editorial Board of The Health Lawyer, a journal published by the Health Law Section of the American Bar Association. Prior to joining Garfunkel Wild in 1985, Len served as an Assistant District Attorney in Kings County, NY.

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