Expertise Built Upon Experience
The Mauve Group of Companies came into being in 1996, from an office the size of a small cupboard and a kernel of an idea born out of practicality. At the time of Mauve’s conception, technology was rapidly advancing and as a consequence, business was shifting into a global arena.
With extensive backgrounds in the telecommunications industry, Mauve’s founders knew well the need for remote or mobile workforces. They identified a gap in the market for compliant global payroll, employment and immigration solutions, knowing these would provide organisations and individuals the freedom and opportunity to explore new business territory.
As the organisation expanded its size and reach with a network of strategically positioned local entities, the scope of Mauve Group’s services began to evolve from core employment solutions into the broad bill-of-fare we offer today in more than 60 countries worldwide.
From the smallest requirement to the largest, today the Mauve Group provides expert global knowledge and services to companies across a diverse field of industries, but still retains the inclusive, supportive ethos of its earliest incarnation as the “Company in the Cupboard”.
Our team have been supporting businesses and individuals looking to develop into the global marketplace for over 20 years, and are driven in everything we do by our shared company values. We base our customer relationships on the family principles that underpin our company, and conduct all our professional activities with integrity, openness and a committed work ethic. The Mauve team are never afraid to think with innovation and creativity, and develop flexible solutions that resolve problems and adapt to client needs. We are fearless in maintaining our market-leading position, strengthened by our wealth of experience and competitive, value-for-money service offering. Our colleagues are loyal, enthusiastic and passionate about Mauve; this imprints upon our customers who in turn become advocates of our brand. Our global network of colleagues communicate and work together to achieve the finest bespoke services for our valued clients.
MEET THE TEAM
As one of Mauve’s founders, Ann was the first and only “back-office” employee in the early days, providing services and support to telecoms projects. Today, Ann’s role as CEO is just as energetic and she is profoundly involved in the business at every level. Ann is multi-lingual and enjoys experiencing new cultures as she travels the world expanding the organisation’s infrastructure.
Lisa Solda’Operations Director
Lisa is multi-lingual and based in Padova, Italy. With over 16 years’ service at Mauve, Lisa progressed to the role of Operations Director; she collaborates with the MD, executive team and department heads to streamline operational efficiency. Lisa’s profound interpersonal and management skills increase productivity within all departments, helping to position Mauve as a market-leader.
Jonathan EllisSystem Operations Manager
Jonathan manages the technology and systems infrastructure for the organisation, ensuring the ICT software and programs that underpin the business are fit-for-purpose and functioning effectively. Jonathan evaluates Mauve’s systems operational requirements, researches new software and hardware, and formulates organisational policy regarding quality standards and strategic planning.
Annette OrdGlobal Sales Manager
One of Mauve’s longest-serving employees, Annette’s role as Account Manager afforded her more than 15 years of expert knowledge in global employment solutions. In 2017 Annette was promoted to Global Sales Manager, and is now responsible for a global team of highly-successful sales professionals. Annette designs and implements sales strategy that ensures the continued success of the sales team and achievement of organisational goals.
Sadie BoakesInternational Contracts Manager
Sadie began her career with Mauve 16 years ago as Contracts Support, progressing to Manager. Her varied capabilities involve management of the Contracts department, raising and reviewing all types of contracts, liaison with in-country lawyers, management of company insurances, and assisting our clients to resolve employment or HR issues.
Lorna FerrieInternational Payroll and Compliance Manager
With twenty years’ experience in financial services and previous roles at National Australia Bank and Morgan Stanley, Lorna is responsible for managing the tax compliance of the Group and its international employees. Lorna’s position utilises her expertise in international tax operations and payroll, compliance, foreign exchange control, client relationships and HR management.
Helen TrifilisFinance Manager
Helen has worked in accounts for more than 25 years, beginning her career at a 5-star hotel in Darwin, Australia. Now based in Cyprus, Helen has managed Mauve’s finance department since 1999. Her skills lie in accounts receivable and payable, and income auditing – and she relishes the variation and challenges of global mobility accounting.
Rosalind SmithPR and Communications Manager
With a background in fashion, Rosalind’s creative and commercial experience led her to a role devising digital and written content for Mauve Group’s marketing output. As PR and Communications Manager, Rosalind is responsible for creating and implementing strategy to communicate Mauve Group’s messaging, brand and identity across internal and external channels.
Karen DexterFinance Manager
Karen is Mauve’s Finance Manager and has been with the company for over 15 years. Karen’s career in finance began at the UK’s NatWest bank where she rapidly progressed to a managerial role. Having relocated to Cyprus, Karen was recruited to Mauve’s finance department in 2004 – her role involves managing the financial functions of Mauve worldwide, across our full network of country locations and currencies. Karen now works from the UK.
Emma ProdromouImmigration Manager
Emma’s love of travel led her to Cyprus in 1996, where she learnt Greek as part of her career in the travel and tourism industry. In 2005, Emma joined Mauve Group – her managerial position involves ensuring ongoing immigration compliance for our global workers, as well as reporting and liaison with immigration partners, consular officials and embassies.
Ali FudgeResearch & Solutions Manager
Ali brings her varied career and extensive travel experience to her role managing Mauve’s global solutions research, specifically the planning, development and implementation of our international employment services. Ali worked for the British Ministry of Defence in Germany and the Merchant Navy before moving to Cyprus; she has been with Mauve for over 15 years.
Chuck MorinBusiness Development Manager, USA
Based in Chicago, Chuck builds relationships and partnerships for Mauve Group in the United States to facilitate qualified prospective client enquiries from public and private sector organisations. Chuck has broad previous work experience in the education and not-for-profit fields, particularly in the areas of corporate and community relations and program management. He has previously worked for the University of Phoenix, Ashford University and St Francis University.
Joanna HartHead of Research & Solutions
As the head of Mauve’s research and solutions department, Joanna is responsible for developing Mauve’s global presence and managing our global solutions. Jo strengthens Mauve’s international business growth through the formation of operations strategy and tactical global partnerships. After 17 years with Mauve, Jo utilises her wealth of knowledge in all areas of global mobility to resolve clients’ global challenges.
Diana Diaz-MartinezBusiness Development Manager- Latin America
Partly based in Bogota, Colombia, Diana is responsible for strengthening Mauve’s market position and achieving financial growth in the LATAM region through sourcing prospective business, identifying local opportunities and building professional relationships. Diana is fluent in Spanish and English and frequently travels around LATAM to industry-relevant events and meetings.
Ashleigh DuncanSales & Business Development Consultant
Having completed her degree studies in Business Management and achieving a Masters at Hult International Business School, Ashleigh honed her business development skills in the software and communications industries in San Francisco and London, before joining our sales team as an Account Manager. She is now located in Auckland, New Zealand.
Teresa LewisCountry Representative & Business Development
With over ten years’ experience in Market Research and HR at prestigious Dublin-based organisations, Teresa is now responsible for developing Mauve’s business in Ireland and supporting operational management when local intervention is required. Her day-to-day role involves prospecting and lead follow-up, assisting local clients on-the-ground and sourcing new expert partners.
Louise SimGlobal Account Manager
Louise began her career working for the cultural attaché of the Swedish Embassy in London; she is fluent in Swedish. Her love of international travel developed with an extensive trip around Asia and Australia; settling in Cyprus and later her native Scotland, Louise joined the Mauve Sales Team and has worked in the position for 10 years, managing key accounts and sourcing new business.
Kate GelukClient Liaison
Kate has been a valuable part of the Mauve team since 2005. Having worked as a Sales Consultant in the Cyprus office, Kate travelled to Toronto to explore the Canadian and US markets. Kate is now based permanently in Canada and is responsible for strengthening client relations to optimise delivery of Mauve’s solutions.
Helen HerringtonGlobal Account Manager
Helen is a dedicated member of the Mauve Sales Team with almost 17 years of service. Helen’s role involves liaising with new prospects and key clients including HR professionals, recruitment firms and global ops teams, and then developing an appropriate solution to suit their needs. Based from the UK office, Helen is particularly skilled in customer service and account management.
Caroline TsadiotouGlobal Account Manager
Having lived and worked around the world, Caroline relishes the diverse workload and interaction with global clients as a Mauve Account Manager. With a career history including Corporate Account Manager and Corporate Sales Manager roles for BT, Caroline is very proficient in building trusted client relationships as well as sourcing new account opportunities.
Demetra TofaridesBusiness Development & Marketing Coordinator
Originally from Paphos, Cyprus, Demetra’s studies brought her to the UK where she achieved a Masters in Events Management. Demetra worked as a production assistant following graduation, creating largescale events for clients such as Easyjet and Toyota. Now based in Mauve’s London office, Demetra brings her events expertise to the marketing department and assists our Channel Partner team to develop the referral scheme.