Peter Black - energysys says:
"SABA has been great in helping us set up and run our business in the US. Because they bring together all of the key business services that most people will require, it has given us the peace of mind that we have the right specialist on hand, whatever the requirement."
Carol Decker, retired - Scottish Development International says:
"The support and advice provided by SABA to the Scottish companies who have come to Houston via Scottish Development International has been a valuable resource and made growing business in a foreign environment so much easier. The working lunches with the Alliance gave insight to the companies in a comfortable and informative atmosphere."
Bill Whibley - Aventa Systems, Inc. says:
"As a new entrant to the US market it's always a daunting task to find the right kind of support service providers when you don't know anyone. I met Lisa Morton of ABIP on a recent trip to Houston and I couldn't have been made to feel more welcome. She organised a dinner in order for me to meet other service providers including an attorney, payroll specialist and banker. Within one day I had found almost all the support service providers that I required from a group of people that I know will be enjoyable to work with. They were open and honest about living and working in Houston and also offered advice on the most cost effective way of going about things. I'm now confident that I have the help at hand to help grow our US business."
Raymond Gray - Mandos Software says:
Mandos Software was lucky enough to be introduced to SABA during our first visit to Houston in 2013. Since our initial meeting with them, they have gone out of their way to provide assistance and advice which goes far beyond what we could have had reason to expect. They were quick to understand our business model,and the way in which they made introductions, set up meetings and worked on our behalf made it feel as though they were part of our Mandos team. We could not have asked for more.
Lisa is the Business Development Director at ABIP, PC. She has brought recognition to the company by winning several prestigious awards including; INC's 500/5000, Houston Business Journal's "Top 20 CPA Firms", "Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies" and "Best Places to Work", and West Houston's Chamber of Commerce 2014 Star Award.
After successfully selling two other businesses Lisa started another entity in 2007. She created Texas Bookkeepers and within three years her company was announced as Number 2 out of the "100 Fastest Growing Businesses" in Houston. In 2011 and 2012, Texas Bookkeepers was the Houston winner of the "Bookkeeping Systems and Services Category" from the U.S. Commerce Association. Additionally, in 2012 the Houston Business Journal ranked her company as number 12 of the "25 Fastest Growing Women Owned Businesses." As Texas Bookkeepers grew she decided to merge that practice into the CPA firm of ABIP where she is today.
Ms. Morton is an active member of BABC (British-American Business Council). She is a founding member of The Scottish American Business Alliance, SABA, which was established to help International companies gain a presence in the US; The American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers; and The West Houston Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on the Arrow Child & Family Ministries National Board of Directors.
Lisa M. Morton
Business Development Director
Paychex is among the highest regarded companies in the nation, ranked on the Fortune 1000 and S&P 500. Since being founded over 40 years ago, Paychex has consistently been an industry leader in payroll processing, retirement services, insurance, and a fully outsourced human resource solution.
In 2013, Paychex was named to the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune magazine, ranked as the 23th best training organization in the world by Training magazine, and one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere institute. More importantly, over a half million small and medium-sized American businesses place their trust in us every week.
Kirby has been with Paychex since early 2012 and has brought on over 250 clients in that time. She has received several awards of recognition for her achievements and considers providing exceptional customer service her highest priority.
Jo Ann Miller
Jo Ann Miller is a Vice President at Mercantil Commercebank. After 20+ years in the banking industry, Jo Ann joined the Commercial Banking team in 2015 to build upon her expertise in the financial services industry. Today Mercantil Commercebank has assets of approximately $8 billion. The bank offers a wide variety of domestic, international, personal and commercial banking services, including investment, trust, and estate planning through its subsidiaries, Mercantil Commercebank Investment Services, Inc. and Mercantil Commercebank Trust Company, N.A.
As a Commercial Banker at Mercantil Commercebank, Jo Ann can deliver the credit products that primarily provide businesses with working capital to fund operations and mortgage loans to purchase owner occupied work space and commercial investment property. In addition to deposit and cash management products, Commercial Banking professionals are uniquely qualified to tailor financial solutions to meet the needs of businesses involved in international trade finance.
As your Mercantil Commercebank Relationship Manager, Jo Ann:
- - Identifies and develops new relationships for the bank
- - Integrates and customizes solutions for the customer
- - Coordinates services with our team of specialists
- - Understands evolving customer needs and circumstances
- - Acts as customer advocate within the Mercantil organization
Jo Ann Miller is a native Houstonian and current resident of Katy TX. She is an advocate of rescue dogs, a member of the Church of the Holy Apostle where she volunteers for Mission Outreach and provides stewardship within the church.
As a seasoned banker, Jo Ann is affiliated with numerous business organizations throughout the Houston area. To name a few, she participates on the Katy Economic Development Council, Gulf Coast Commercial Real Estate Network, Women Business Enterprise Association, CCIM, Harris County Medical Society, and numerous local area Chambers of Commerce through affiliations with Mercantil Commercebank.
Jo Ann Miller
Scott Bigott has been a practicing Insurance & Financial Services Professional since 1998. His firm, Scott Insurance & Financial Services is located in Houston, TX at 2825 Wilcrest, Ste 267. Since opening his practice, his firm has ascended to great heights and has been recognized by industry standard as a Top 1% Firm. Scott is a five time MDRT qualifier, seven time Championship Qualifier and 17 time Topper Qualifier.
Scott Insurance & Financial Services is a full service firm offering products and services in both personal lines and commercial lines, as well as, life insurance planning, wealth management and health insurance. Scott's staff consists of five fully licensed and experienced professionals who share the vision of the firm to offer the best solution and service to meet the individual need of the client regardless of the complexity of the process.
Of the three types of insurance/financial services businesses, (insurance/financial services peddlers, insurance/financial services brokers and insurance/financial professionals), Scott Insurance & Financial Services lines itself with the latter. Instead of the "I've got a deal for you" mentality like the insurance/financial services peddler or the "I've got a deal for me" mentality of the insurance/financial services broker, Scott Insurance & Financial Services utilizes a consultative process to uncover the client needs/wants and matches it in a comprehensive manner at the highest of professional levels.
Scott is known industry wide as an expert in many areas of insurance and financial services. Many have sought out his advice particularly as it relates to the Oil & Gas Industry and its periphery. Whether it is businesses relocating or expanding to the United States both from the perspective of the company or the individual or protecting assets or growing assets, Scott and his team at Scott Insurance & Financial Services seek to optimize the client insurance & financial services experience.
Scott Insurance & Financial Services
Alexandra Josephi is originally from the Netherlands. She has been an expat for over 37 years and has as such has lived in 8 different countries. It was a natural step to open her own relocation services business.
Alexandra has been in Houston for 14 years and serves as an ambassador for an established global organization, InterNations. She actively interacts with the expat community and works with individuals and corporate families to make the transition to Houston and its surroundings seamless and successful.
Sensing the need for a trusted network of professionals to facilitate settling-into Houston, she co-created a business referral network that is proven to be very valuable. You name it and her company will be able to introduce you to the right person/company to assist.
Furthermore, Alexandra is licensed and active with MassMutual Greater Houston and specializes in Life Insurance, Long Term Care and more importantly Disability Protection.
Alexandra is affiliated with; The Netherlands American Chamber of Commerce (NACC), French American Chamber of Commerce (FACC), Houston Acceuil, Ambassador Newcomers with InterNations. Is the member of Excellence at BNI Bellaire, Houston Relocation Professionals and is now taking care of Personal Individual Services at SABA.
Alexandra Josephi Expat Services
With over 17 years of experience in Marketing, Sales, and Online Strategies, Nate leads the award-winning creative and technical team of Blue Atlas Marketing. Nate utilizes his experience in the sales and marketing arena to establish comprehensive online strategies and presences for medium-sized companies.
Blue Atlas Marketing is a web marketing firm focusing on delivering effective website development that encompasses all of the key elements of an online presence that ultimately drives leads and delivers better results in the search engines.
Blue Atlas Marketing