Entrepreneurs,
game changers,
problem solvers.

Meet our leadership team

Bjorn Reynolds

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

As the Founder and CEO (or as we affectionately call him, Chief Guardian) of Safeguard Global, Bjorn is the driving force behind the company’s vision, strategy, and culture. His commitment to Service Excellence and the success of our clients and our employees is an inspiration to the company and of paramount importance to him personally. The result is continued product innovation and driving the company’s vision to provide smart solutions to help our clients compete globally. Bjorn has been recognized in Payroll World’s Top 50, as a “Game Changer” by Workforce magazine, and been nominated as EY’s “Entrepreneur of the Year”.

Brian Dames

Chief Marketing Officer

Brian has more than 25 years of experience in senior marketing and product roles developing and executing the marketing strategies for both established and growing organizations. Brian’s expertise helps lead the product management, brand, marketing, and strategic alliances programs that support the aggressive growth at Safeguard Global.

Neil Carpenter

Chief Revenue Officer

Neil is a long-standing member of the Leadership team and is responsible for Safeguard Global’s sales strategy, execution, and driving revenue for the business. He remains committed to building long-term client relationships and providing world-class solutions that can adapt and evolve with clients’ ever-changing global business environment.

Ryan Schooler

Chief Financial Officer

Ryan has more than 20 years of developing and implementing strategic initiatives that support growth and profitability for entrepreneurial organizations and global enterprises. He uses his experience to develop and implement profitability initiatives that support Safeguard Global’s aggressive growth projections and long-term stability.

Tristan Woods

Tristan Woods

Chief Strategy Officer

Tristan has been a driving force in almost all areas of Safeguard Global through the years, including operations, implementation, the development of our Unity® platform and award-winning employee portal, solution consultancy and design. He remains passionate about all things payroll and helping our clients find pragmatic solutions to real global business challenges through deep understanding of how to help our clients navigate the changing global payroll landscape while strategically leveraging their workforce data.

Brett Knights

Chief Operating Officer

Brett is another industry veteran with 25 years of experience managing payroll, both on the client and vendor side. Brett leads all areas of operations for Safeguard Global’s services, including client implementation, global service delivery, client relationship management, partner management, and continual improvement teams. Skilled in assessing and enacting organizational structures and governance that reduce risk while improving the quality of HR and payroll services, Brett is committed to continuing the long-term, trusting relationships we develop with all our clients and creating an efficient operating environment.

Katherine Loranger

Chief People Officer

Katherine leads Safeguard Global’s people strategy and development. With over 18 years of experience, she provides strategic human resource planning to ensure we can hire the best talent available and position Safeguard Global as an employer of choice within our industry. Covering Safeguard Global’s five offices around the world, Katherine promotes a culture of innovation, accountability, and service.

 

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