Think Global Act Local

For those who know me well - professionally and/or personally - you know I consider myself a global citizen - a “yes-mad” (not a nomad), if you will. I believe being a citizen of the world is an important component to understanding humanity as a whole. I’ve taken that thesis to heart and applied to not only my personal goals in life, but to the businesses I’ve built over time.

In this episode, Jay Saling and I discuss what it means to be a global company from conception. We discuss the impacts this thesis can have on your employees, your growth stragety, and other aspects of your business as you scale. We also touch on how to approach cultural differences within building global business relationships, and talk about some of the toughest and easiest places I’ve built relationships and done business in my career.
The moral of the story is, think globally, act locally.

Feeling At Home Wherever You Are
Yuval Brisker

Yuval Brisker

Yuval is the CEO and co-founder of Alviere. Prior to Alviere, Yuval co-founded TOA Technologies, the leading global provider of field service management SaaS solutions.

He led TOA over 40 straight quarters of recurring revenue growth, raising $133m in capital from Draper, Intel Cap & TCV. Oracle acquired TOA in the summer of 2014 for the highest multiple they had paid for a company to date.

TOA is now Oracle Field Service, its own pillar in Oracle Service Cloud. Under Yuval’s leadership TOA grew from a two-man start-up based in Cleveland, OH to over 700 employees worldwide in over 20 countries, including the 7 largest countries in Latin America, and numerous name brand customers including Cox Communications, Dish, Liberty Mutual, Virgin Media, Telefonica, Home Depot and more.

Before founding TOA, Yuval spent years growing and managing technology ventures. He has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design, a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and almost completed an MA in Cinema Studies from New York University. Yuval was a Captain in the Israeli Air Force.