CEO and Founder Larry Harding started HSP in 2003 after dealing with the operational challenges of international expansion firsthand. Prior to HSP, he most recently served as VP of International Finance for Ciena Corporation.
We sat down with High Street Partners founder and President Larry Harding today, to discuss the details of the $8 million dollar expansion round funding that closed earlier this week. The proceeds have been earmarked for some very exciting initiatives which will further enhance the HSP customer experience.
U.S. companies have sent hundreds of thousands of jobs overseas in recent years, a decades-old trend that analysts predict will continue unabated ... even though the motivation for doing so may be changing.
The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), representing the complete spectrum of private capital investors, company-builders and entrepreneurs, hosted its annual holiday event today with a celebration of the successful high growth companies at the center of its ecosystem. The festive luncheon program placed a spotlight on four of MAVA’s Sterling Company CEOs and a dozen of the companies that presented at MAVA’s nationally-recognized TechBUZZ and Capital Connection events in May 2012.
About 20 of High Street Partners' employees are based at its Annapolis headquarters. The rest of its 160 workers are spread around the world, from California to London to Shanghai — which makes sense, considering its niche.
The company helps firms set up international operations and keep them humming, whether it's a U.S. corporation trying to break into Brazil or a European company expanding here. High Street is finding plenty of call for those services: Revenue increased by more than 50 percent in 2011, and the company expects to repeat the performance in 2012.
It’s not just expanding businesses and multinational corporations that face immigration problems. Russia is cracking down on work permit compliance and no one, not even music groups, is immune. Learn more about this situation and the complexity around Russian immigration in a post from our President Larry Harding.