About Us

Our mission is to make it easy to be a global employer

We know what it’s like to be the head of HR at an international organization, with smart people on your team who aren’t necessarily specialists in international laws and regulations. With Global People Strategist, we sought to make life easier by creating a workhorse application for support teams such as HR, Finance, and Legal. 

Meet the team

GPS Leadership

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Priya Licht

President and Co-Founder

Prior to developing Global People Strategist, Priya was the Chief Human Resources Officer at the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), building the HR department from the ground up for an international employee base of 700+ people across 25+ countries. She has also spent several years working in London, New Delhi and the U.S. building HR departments for Fortune 1000 companies.

Priya has a Master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a Bachelor’s from Mount Holyoke College.

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Daniel Mendieta

CEO and Co-Founder

Before co-founding Global People Strategist, Daniel served as the Chief Human Resources Officer at the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), where he led both the recruitment efforts as well as the human resource management for the 700+ domestic and international CHAI employees. Daniel also spent 8 years working for Peace Corps in recruitment and training efforts across Russia, Dallas, as well as Washington, D.C. In addition, he has founded and sold several start-up companies in the IT industry.

Daniel graduated from the University of Texas with a Masters in International Management, and also has an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from Texas A&M.

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Jeffrey Licht

CTO and Co-Founder

Jeffrey has been building customer facing web applications for over twenty years. Past projects that he’s led include the creation of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), the rebuild and redesign of two top UK newspaper websites (the Times and the Sun), and the online storefront for Staples.com. 

Jeffrey has lived and worked in the Dominican Republic, Peru, Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, and India. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Yale University.