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Global Payroll Veteran Eric Lavalette Joins SafeGuard World International

RALEIGH, NC--(Marketwired - Apr 10, 2013) - SafeGuard World International (SGWI), a leading provider of global managed payroll and global employment outsourcing, is delighted to announce that another global payroll veteran, Eric Lavalette, has joined the SafeGuard World International team as VP, Global Implementation.

Lavalette has over 18 years of experience in the HR and payroll industry as an executive level HR manager with strong execution in global HR projects, process design and HRIS implementations. For half of his career, Lavalette was with the Visteon Corporation which he joined from Ford Motor Company as part of Visteon's divestiture from Ford.

During his tenures, he served as the European HR/Payroll Project Manager for the Ford HR Services Separation where he managed a five-country PeopleSoft HR, timekeeping & payroll implementation across Europe. For the past two years, Lavalette has been with The Hackett Group's Global HR Transformation Practice.

While at The Hackett Group, Lavalette consulted to large multinational companies (including top Fortune 100 companies), designed global HR Technology strategies, implemented Performance Management solutions and streamlined HR service delivery. Immediately prior to joining SGWI, he was instrumental in helping a global US spin-off venture implement Workday® HRMS, a leader in enterprise-class, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for managing global businesses.

Lavalette's client side perspective of working with service providers using an In-Country Partner model will be an invaluable contribution to SGWI's managed payroll approach during its continued growth towards a path of service delivery excellence. In his new role, Lavalette is overseeing SGWI's global implementation team.

Bjorn Reynolds, Founder & CEO of SGWI, remarked, "Eric Lavalette is another industry leader who has opted to join the SGWI team, a testament to the caliber of talent we are bringing in to SGWI. We have made it our mission to attract people who are not only the industry's best, but also a good fit for our company culture and values. A key part of our growth has included the development of an Employer Brand of Choice strategy; enabling us to pull from a pool of talented industry professionals who are keen to join our journey. In Eric, we recognized his passion and experience in multinational payroll, and he recognized our commitment to becoming the principle payroll provider worldwide. This makes us perfect journey companions."

About SafeGuard World International -- www.safeguardworld.com: SafeGuard World International (SGWI) provides Global Managed Payroll and Global Employment Outsourcing solutions to clients such as FedEx®, Dow Jones, Skype™ and P&O Ferries, and was recognized by Gartner Research as "the young, aggressive disrupter in the market." 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 www.safeguardworld.com.