Velocity Global, a provider of global employment solutions, added technology operations veteran Eric Schroeder as chief operating officer. Schroeder applies two decades of operations leadership to support clients, their distributed workforces and scale Velocity Global’s worldwide team.
“Eric led global safety operations for Uber, one of the world’s top tech companies that combines complex infrastructure with a simple human experience,” said Ben Wright, Velocity Global founder and CEO. “His global operations expertise aligns directly with our global work platform for an always-on connection between employers and the talent who rely on us for everything from timely, accurate payroll to customized compliant solutions in global markets.”
Schroeder most recently was vice president of operations for autonomous driving company, Ghost. Prior to that, he was head of global safety operations for Uber and held roles as general manager for Utah and Northern California.
Before Uber, he spent three years with McKinsey and Company in the United States and South Africa. Schroeder is an Army veteran where he served in Special Forces and completed two combat deployments to Afghanistan.
The company’s global work platform simplifies the employer and employee experience through proprietary cloud-based workforce management technology, personalized expertise and unmatched global scale. Users access a streamlined technology interface as well as partner with a dedicated experience team for individualized solutions and expertise.
As the largest global Employer of Record (EoR) in 185 countries and all 50 United States, Velocity Global manages a client’s workforce and provides in-country and in-state compliance, payroll, and benefits for the supported employees. The company also offers Independent Contractor Compliance to assess a workforce, and Agent of Record (AoR) to streamline payments to contractors globally.
Schroeder leads the customer experience and delivery team, global payroll and benefits, and worldwide operations with employees across five continents.