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Charina P. Garcia is the Strategy and Innovation Partner at WR Immigration and manages the firm’s Northern California offices. She represents and advises many Fortune 500 and start-up companies, as well as individuals on both employment and family-based immigration matters. She presents at many industry conferences on the intersection between law and technology focusing on the firm’s technology – WRapid™, a centralized, cloud-based technology and Enterprise Resource Planning solutions software powered by Salesforce.Charina was appointed to the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). In addition, Charina currently serves as a Board of Director for Filipina Women’s Network (FWN) and is a 2019 FWN100 Award recipient: 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World.Charina earned a JD from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley majoring in Economics and a minor in Asian-American Studies. Throughout her career, Maria has actively participated in pro bono work, assisting local immigrant communities with DACA, Asylum, and Naturalization applications. She is a native Russian speaker.
Bobby Bartle is a licensed attorney and General Counsel at Aires. In addition to oversight of legal functions at Aires, Bobby supervises Aires’ management of global and US immigration programs for corporate relocation clients.
Before starting with Aires, Bobby worked at a leading global sports and entertainment agency in Washington, D.C., where he managed immigration services for well-known professional athletes and Olympians competing in international sporting events. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and law degree from Duquesne University School of Law. He also possesses a Masters in Professional Studies from Georgetown University.
Bobby is a frequent lecturer at Continuing Legal Education courses in Pennsylvania and also holds his Global Mobility Specialist designation from Worldwide ERC®.
Director of Consulting Services
Tracker Software Technologies
Tom leads the relationships Tracker Software has with our partners and ensures that organisations who are new to the Tool, or are exploring tracking technologies can benefit from the Tool’s features in a way that meets the needs and culture of the organisation concerned. There are many variables when implementing compliance processes, from customer experience to technology configuration and Tom helps compliance stakeholders navigate this environment and ultimately create a system that works for the company and their talent.
Tom has worked in the Mobility industry since leaving University and was raised in the Middle East, on assignment with family.
Prior to joining Tracker Software, Tom has worked in assignee-facing, sales and account management roles at two Relocation Management Companies, with experience supporting blue-chip, globally renowned brands through to SME-type businesses. Most recently, Tom has been focussing on the effects of the COVID pandemic on travel and remote working trends, and the implementation of new compliance legislation with particular reference to the Economic Employer Concept.
Founder, Coach, and lead Consultant
Michelle Yu is a Founder, coach, and lead consultant at Aspire Talent, a boutique HR and People Operations consultancy for start-ups and SMBs. Prior to launching Aspire Talent, she spent over a decade working in various People Operations and HR functions across fast growth environments in Silicon Valley. Michelle is the former Head of HR Operations at SoftBank Group International, where she supported international HR and oversaw office expansions and global mobility, scaling offices across EMEA, APAC and LATAM. She has an MBA from Duke University and is an ICF Certified Coach.