SOURCE: SafeGuard World International

SafeGuard World International

January 12, 2015 08:57 ET

Industry Veteran, Brett Knights, Joins SafeGuard World International

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Jan 12, 2015) - SafeGuard World International (SGWI), a leading provider of global managed payroll, global employment outsourcing and international HR services, is proud to welcome industry veteran Brett Knights as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for its Global Managed Payroll (GMP) division.

Brett brings a wealth of industry experience, having led the delivery of HR and payroll services in Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and shared service environments for over seventeen years. He joins from Celergo, a Global Payroll Provider, where he was Chief Operating Officer, overseeing all operational functions throughout their service centers globally. Prior to this, Brett led HP's Global Payroll Division covering 90 countries and 290,000 employees. He also spent thirteen years with ADP, holding various executive positions within their GlobalView® and domestic divisions.

As SGWI's GMP divisional COO, Brett will lead the division's Client delivery strategies and execution, including Project Management, Implementation and Operation Service Centers on a global basis. Brett's strong expertise in multiple disciplines will be integral in leading the rapid growth currently underway at SGWI. His ability and experience of developing, maintaining and growing relationships perfectly aligns with SGWI's service-centric values that have led to the acquisition of multiple market leading clients.

Founder and Chief Guardian of SGWI Bjorn Reynolds commented, "SafeGuard World International continues to grow faster than our competitors, propelled by our values, our passion for this market, and our desire to continuously improve. 2015 is a year to ensure our investments in technology, customer care programs and our Guardians irrefutably reflect that SGWI's Clients remain our first priority. Brett brings a wealth of experience and joins our shared passion on delighting the customer and our shared values. His decision to join SGWI ahead of our competitors demonstrates our current position within the market as we strive to become the market's principle payroll provider."

For more information, call Chris Draeger at 1 (919) 672 7028 or visit

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.

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