Global Shares Appoints Mike Baker Head of Business Development, EMEA

May 31, 2016, 04:39 ET from Global Shares

LONDON and CORK, Ireland, May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Global Shares today announced the appointment of Mike Baker as Head of Business Development, EMEA.

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Mike, who will join the company in July 2016, brings over 25 years of experience in the implementation, management and administration of equity compensation plans to the role. Prior to joining Global Shares, he most recently served as Director EMEA, Sales at Solium Capital UK Ltd.

As a dedicated leader in the equity compensation industry Mike's depth of experience will play a key role in accelerating Global Shares' business development for the EMEA region. Global Shares' EMEA clients will benefit from Mike's financial services knowledge gained from advising companies on implementation and ongoing management of employee share plans, as well as providing guidance in compensation strategy and best practice.

"We are delighted to welcome Mike Baker to the Global Shares team," said Tim Houstoun, CEO at Global Shares. "His record of past experience providing global share plan solutions to a variety of large multi-national companies, coupled with an extensive knowledge of all forms of equity incentive plans makes him an invaluable addition to Global Shares".

Mike Baker said, "I am delighted to be joining Global Shares at such an exciting time in the equity and compensation industry. Their client centric approach, global reach and the delivery of superb technology is proving to be tremendously successful at a time when issuers strive to deliver equity incentives to all their employees, no matter where in the world they are located; and attempting to achieve this against a background of ever increasing cost constraints. Global Shares is excellently placed to meet these needs."

Mike joins Global Shares at an exciting time in our expansion as our portfolio of clients on our EquityAdmin cloud-based platform continues to grow around the world.  Mike will be based in the London office and will Head Business Development for the EMEA region.

Notes - About Global Shares: 

Global Shares is an international Software-as-a-Service company headquartered in Ireland, specializing in employee equity software solutions, with over 1 million users in 100 countries worldwide.  Global Shares helps public and private companies to manage every aspect of their Employee Share Plans, providing stock plan administrators with a fully-automated, customizable and compliant solution, as well as expert support services. With over 80 staff and offices in London, Lisbon, New York, California and Brazil, our highly skilled team of software developers & qualified equity professionals have developed this market-leading software in-house and are now releasing it to an ever increasing portfolio of clients. Since its launch in 2015 the new Global Shares equity administration platform has been extraordinarily well received internationally, catapulting the company into the industry spotlight. With the company's new regulated status Global Shares is forecast to grow substantially in 2016 and beyond.

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