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Updates and best practices for Bay Area companies (Free event)

Updates and best practices for Bay Area companies. Our experts will help you navigate with: taxes, immigration, HR policy, Communication/PR...


Isabelle Marcus
Founder and CEO of Columbus Consulting Group

Isabelle Marcus is a C.E.O and an entrepreneur. She is the Founder and CEO of Columbus Consulting Group, created in NYC back in 2006, which encompasses Columbus Immigration LLC (core expertise in U.S. immigration) and International Services for Artists LLC (Business Management of Artists- She is also an Advisor for start-ups and sponsor of French-American accelerator programs. Formerly an executive at TF1 (Premier French TV network), she has successfully created a new type of business services hub which provides a personal and tailored approach to each client’s unique project in the U.S. Along with her team, Isabelle guides and assists CEOs, Entrepreneurs and Artists through the intricacies of the U.S. immigration system and the strategic expansion of their activity in the United States. Most recently, Isabelle has launched under Columbus a collective of high-level industry experts dedicated to bring a new perspective in their respective cutting-edge field (such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) I, 3D, Biotech, luxury retail industry, hospitality industry etc…)



Brion Wikes
Head of Talent Acquisition at Ivalua

Brion Wikes, Head of Talent Acquisition, Ivalua Inc., has a successful track record of scaling several technology companies in the Silicon Valley, including 8x8, Inc., CA Technologies, & VMware.   At 8x8, he led the Global Talent Acquisition & Operations and scaled the company from 600 to 1500 employees within a 2-year period and at VMware, Inc, he led the recruiting for the core technology teams for over 7 years as the company grew from 700 to over 13,000. Brion’s earlier career as a Technology Recruiter spanned several notable startups including Nuance Communications, Simplex Solutions, and Apple, where he hired most of the original iPhone software team.



Raphaëlle Guillaumet
Branch Manager - Jade Fiducial

Raphëlle graduated as « expert-comptable » in France. She spent 8 years in a French CPA firm consecutively in the Accounting, Auditing and Advising Departments and 3 years as GL Accounting Manager in the finance Department of a listed group. She joined JADE FIDUCIAL 4 years ago and is currently West Coast Director for the offices of San Francisco, Los Angeles and Palo Alto. JADE FIDUCIAL offers advisory, accounting and tax services for both individuals and companies wishing to settle down in the USA. 


Maïwenn Regnault
Account Director at Oxygen

PR & tech specialist for 10+ years, Maïwenn is a former Associate Director of the Oxygen PR San Francisco office and now the Innovation Account Director in Paris, in charge of international accounts. Her mission is to build relevant and top notch PR strategies for her clients to bring their brand and company to the next level.

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