Globalization Companions appoints Craig Goldblatt as APAC VP of Companions & Alliances
Globalization Partners has selected Craig Goldblatt as the new Vice President, Partners and Alliances for Asia Pacific, the business management and sales professional.
Goldblatt comes from a former VP of Sales at ADP and a long career at IBM. He has experience in areas such as human capital management, payroll solutions, solution sales and software vendor services.
Goldblatt will be responsible for partnerships, increasing revenue from strategic alliances and creating a “seamless” business experience for customers and end users.
Globalization Partners Asia Pacific General Manager Charles Ferguson says Goldblatt’s drive, energy and enthusiasm, as well as his knowledge and professionalism, will enable Globalization Partners to overcome the barriers to global growth and expansion.
Commenting on his appointment, Goldblatt said, “The opportunities for Globalization Partners in the APAC region are enormous and I look forward to working with the team to implement our partnership strategy as we continue to expand our presence here.”
In April, Globalization Partners and CFO Research conducted a global survey to find out how the pandemic has impacted CFO recruiting and people management strategies.
According to the survey, CFOs in the Asia Pacific region are more optimistic about their success this year than their counterparts in other parts of the world.
The survey also found that nearly half (48%) of CFOs plan to target new talent in the next 12 to 18 months, and 43% are open to hiring remote workers.
Additionally, 74% of APAC respondents expect to use a remote or hybrid workstation model in the next 12 to 18 months.
With 52% of CFOs in Asia Pacific planning to implement a strategy for global expansion and presence in the next 12 to 18 months, the survey suggests that the pandemic does not appear to be holding back growth within companies.
Says Ferguson, “The ongoing rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, investments in the region, and the momentum that has grown as companies accelerated their digital investments during the pandemic – all add to a positive business mood in 2021.
“With the ongoing shift in the global supply chain and the renewed focus of the US, UK and EU on building alliances with the APAC markets, there are plenty of opportunities in this region.”
The survey interviewed 215 senior finance executives from companies in North America, the United Kingdom, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. Most of the companies represented reported annual sales of $ 1 billion or more.