Shane Jacobs is a global business advisor for Global Upside, which helps U.S. companies expand into foreign countries. Their professional services help them set up and incorporate in foreign countries, provide ongoing HR, payroll, and accounting services, and help them comply with all local labor, employment, tax, and accounting laws in over 150 countries across the globe. Previously Jacobs spent fourteen years in facility management in business development and operations in Chicago, IL, and Phoenix, AZ. A graduate of BYU in international relations, with a minor in French, followed by an MBA in international management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, his love of international business developed while serving a mission in Paris, France. Currently residing in Phoenix, Jacobs speaks French fluently and is active in several organizations geared toward greater international cooperation.