Janet Walsh is one of the leading authorities on global business expansion. For the last 15 years she has been the president and CEO of Birchtree Global, LLC. Birchtree Global is a business services firm that provides the foreign legal, financial, tax and human resources infrastructure for small and medium sized companies expanding outside of their home country. She has worked on-the-ground in 70 countries leading cross discipline, multicultural teams of attorneys, CPA’s, tax, and HR professionals creating foreign subsidiaries and transformational development programs.

Prior to working with Birchtree she held executive VP leadership positions with large multinational, technology, finance, and manufacturing businesses. In addition to her experience in global business, she is a visiting professor and contributing author to the textbooks “Economics for Managers” and “HR Metrics”. She holds an undergraduate degree in economics from Bucknell University, an MBA from Loyola University and is currently a doctoral candidate in business administration. Her doctoral dissertation is on success characteristics of foreign direct investment in Cuba.