SOURCE: SafeGuard World International

SafeGuard World International

November 11, 2013 08:00 ET

Global Payroll Veteran Cleo Tunnell Joins SafeGuard World International

RALEIGH, NC--(Marketwired - Nov 11, 2013) - SafeGuard World International (SGWI), a leading provider of global managed payroll, global employment outsourcing and international HR services is delighted to announce that another global payroll veteran, Cleo Tunnell, has joined the SafeGuard World International journey as VP, Global Client Services.

Cleo has over 15 years of experience in the HR and payroll industry as a resilient executive level manager with a solid history of providing excellent leadership. Her in-depth payroll knowledge and unique ability to build trust and rapport with key stakeholders has led to several successful HR projects including global HRIS implementations and global expense management, as well as global payroll transitions and designs.

In her role at SGWI as VP, Global Client Services, Cleo will oversee SGWI's Global Operations teams and further enhance our clients' global managed payroll experience on a worldwide basis.

Prior to joining SGWI, Cleo worked with Tekelec and Lenovo. During her tenure with Tekelec, she served as the Global Senior Manager of HRIS and Payroll for 18 countries. She led and partnered with SGWI in a project to transition Tekelec's international employee population from its previous vendor. With Cleo's experience and keen attention to detail, she led both teams and successfully transitioned employees across 17 countries in 6 months from discovery to go live.

While at Lenovo, Cleo led the implementation of a Global expense management project for 52 countries including tool design and training development. She also was instrumental in the design and implementation of an in house integration tool used to send files from Workday's HCM to the International Payroll vendors in each country, providing data timely and accurately.

Cleo remarked, "I enthusiastically joined SGWI because it was an opportunity for me to blend my client experience with my passion for global payroll operations which is a clear alignment with SGWI's core values. Moreover, I was greatly impressed with the senior leadership team's vision and everyone's determination to deliver global payroll service to their clients with accuracy, timeliness and optimal customer service. I am honored to join a team that is making history as a leading first class global payroll service provider."

Bjorn Reynolds, Founder & CEO of SGWI, added, "Having partnered with us as a client, Cleo has a unique understanding and empathetic view of client requirements. She also embodies the SGWI values such as her demonstrated work ethic and her passion for delivering measurable results. SGWI are transforming an industry and as such we are recruiting the most talented people in the business; a strategy that reinforces our ability to deliver leading edge solutions that solve the complex challenges related to global payroll. I am thrilled that we have another experienced Guardian joining our journey, especially one who has experience from the client perspective as this will continue to give us a unique perspective on continued innovation. Our ability to recruit this level of talent is what truly sets us apart from our competition."

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About SafeGuard World International - SafeGuard World International (SGWI) provides Global Managed Payroll, Global Employment Outsourcing and international HR services to Fortune 500 companies. The company has been recognized by Gartner Research as "the young, aggressive disrupter in the market." Serving over 165 countries, SGWI supports companies of all sizes, with small or large employee populations, in mature and emerging international markets. For more information, call Chris Draeger at 1 (919) 672 7028 or visit

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