SkyBridge Resource Center
We are a boutique consulting firm focused on offering foreign-based companies and entrepreneurs turnkey solutions and customized business, operational, administrative, human resource and IT support services needed to launch, grow and manage a business efficiently in the U.S., allowing yo to focus on what you do best - sell and support your U.S.-based customers. We do the rest.
Exactly what does SRC do?
We are a boutique consulting firm focused on offering foreign-based companies and entrepreneurs turnkey solutions and customized business, operational and administrative support services needed to launch, grow and manage a business efficiently in the U.S., allowing you to focus on what you do best-sell and support your U.S.-based customers. We do the rest.
SRC’s services can be divided into the following categories:
- Advice on essential considerations and a suitable entity structure to fit your specific needs
- Filing and preparation of necessary documents to establish and operate a U.S. legal entity
- Assistance with the opening of bank accounts and other necessary post-incorporation actions
- Incubator turnkey start-up solutions
- Cash Management
- Accounts Receivables and Payables, including customer invoicing and collection services
- Inventory valuation and control
- Financial reporting and reconciliation
- Consolidated reporting, working closely with parent company’s financial team and auditors
- Use of business address
- Mail and phone services
- Use of conference rooms for meetings
- Recruitment of highly talented employees
- Compensation structure design (salary, incentive and commission plans)
- Salary market analysis
- Coordinate selection of benefit programs (e.g., medical, dental, 401k/retirement plans)
- Employee relations, e.g. disciplinary actions, claims
- Management coaching/“sounding board” support for HR-related issues
- Performance management and individual performance improvement plan development.
- Development of policy manuals, Employee Handbooks and Employment Agreements
- Ensure compliance with personnel records and employment-related regulatory matters
- Payroll and employee expense report processing, new hire and termination processing
- Merger & Acquisition Support, including HR integration project management
- Maintaining corporate books and records, ensuring updating
- Corporate Records Document Portal, for easy, secure access 24/7 via Web to your corporate documents
- Preparation and filings of state annual reports
- Ensuring that federal and state requirements are met
- Engage and coordinate outsourced legal and business services required from time to time
- Access to our trusted and well-established network of banking representatives, benefits consultants, business insurance brokers, lawyers, tax professionals and advisors, and a range of other professional consultants.
- Customer service representation, coordinating orders and shipments, customer and vendor relationships
- Business development and strategic sales; distribution and planning and consulting
- Management consulting
- Business mentorship and Sounding Board support
Growing business require the latest technology and support to function efficiently and keep up with the competition. It can be challenging for small to medium-sized businesses like yours, to manage the ongoing cost of technology and support.
Here's what we can do for you:
- Managed computer services. Install and manage servers, workstations and network equipment.
- Data security. Implement and test onsite and cloud backup solutions. Configure firewall and antivirus/antispyware software.
- Hardware support. Fix or upgrade existing technology. Assist in purchasing new solutions from trusted vendors at discounted prices.
- Software support. Assist in purchasing and configuration of business specific software.
- Internet presence. Create custom websites. Suggest reliable hosting services and search engine optimization. Configure and manage email solutions.
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We help you focus less on bureaucracy and more on business.
Annette Gustafsson Guenther
As President of SRC, my role is to direct the general management and to provide general strategic guidance. I also offer clients legal and business strategic consulting services. I am the visionary and founder of SRC, which essentially grew out of the law practice Law Offices A.E. Gustafsson, P.C., which I have run since 1993.
While working on the legal side with, among other things, setting up and serving Swedish-related companies doing business in the U.S., it very quickly became clear to me that continuous assistance and coordination on non-legal issues arising after the incorporation, such as banking, business insurance, benefits, payroll and accounting, among others, were in high demand. After initially assisting our clients with these post-incorporation services as part of the law practice, SRC was eventually established as its own independent entity in 2007.
Originally from Gothenburg, Sweden, I have lived in the U.S. for over 30 years and have spent most of my life with one foot in the U.S. and the other in Sweden. I first came to the U.S. as a child when my father transferred to the U.S. for an international assignment. Upon completing law school at Uppsala University, earning an LLM, I worked at a law firm in Västerås, Sweden, a district court and tax agency in Sweden for over two years, followed by a traineeship with a law firm in Chicago, before returning for good to Chicago in 1989 to work as an Associate Attorney with the same law firm where I had trained. I simultaneously earned a J.D. from Chicago Kent College of Law. I started my own practice, Law Offices A.E. Gustafsson, P.C. in January 1993, where I still serve as Principal Attorney. For more information about Law Offices A.E. Gustafsson, P.C., please visit www.lawgustafsson.com.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Jeff, and our two daughters, Hanna and Annika. I play competitive tennis and like to run, read and socialize with friends.
As Director of Accounting Services for SRC, I oversee and assist in the reporting as prepared by our financial controllers. I am the person who resolves the out-of-the-ordinary issues and communicates with the client when needed, regarding reporting and procedures. In my role as Chief Operating Officer (COO), I ensure the delivery of all client services and functions across the SRC team by providing leadership and coaching to the Accounting and Client Services team.
I earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting from West Texas A&M University in 1983 and am a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). My experience includes working at a large ($500 million) manufacturer in its in house accounting department for 7 years; a small start-up custom home building business for 12 years, managing the financial reporting, developing and implementing procedures to automate the business while seeing the business grow from 8 to 150 employees and $50 million in annual sales; and a Chicago CPA firm, where I took on temporary projects for various clients.
I started working for Law Offices A.E. Gustafsson, P.C. in November 2005, responsible for all client billings and accounting. Eventually, in May 2007, I assumed my current responsibilities at SRC, while remaining responsible for our Law Offices A.E. Gustafsson’s internal accounting.
I came to Chicago as a child from Texas and have family spread out across the U.S. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling to visit family, outdoors activities and I am currently attempting to learn to play golf.
As Director of IT Services, my responsibilities focus on the management, strategy and execution of the IT infrastructure at SkyBridge Resource Center. In addition, I oversee technical projects that align with organizational goals, direct the effective delivery of the network services, development system and processes and system disaster recovery, research, recommend and develop new products, identify new market opportunities and lead efforts to improve IT processes.
I graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Computer Management. I have earned multiple industry certifications including: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator, Cisco CCNA and ITIL.
I am the proud father of three children, Lauren (17), Josh (15) and Emma (11). I live in the Chicago suburbs with my wife, Stephanie who is a first-grade teacher. In my free time, I enjoy competing in Ironman triathlons, coaching and officiating swimming and cheering on my children in swimming, water polo, football, softball and wrestling.
As Senior Financial Controller at SRC, my responsibilities are focused on providing SRC clients with a broad range of business services, including financial analysis, treasury administration, inventory control, logistics support, compliance reporting, budget preparation, cash forecasting and financial statement preparation. Along with the entire SRC team, I take great pride in assisting each one of our clients to establish and enhance their U.S. operations. I firmly believe that success of any business arises from the strengths and successes of their core customers.
My professional career has found me in service to a diverse array of enterprises in the manufacturing, logistics and service sectors. I possess an extensive international background, having engaged with subsidiary operations and parent organizations in Europe, Asia and South America. I have worked for companies of all sizes, with turnover ranging from several million dollars to over one billion dollars annually. I especially enjoyed my years dedicated to operational start-ups — as establishing new relationships and engaging in the unique challenges inevitably involved with such endeavors can be incredibly rewarding.
graduated from Valparaiso University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Accountancy. I earned my certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) through the University of Illinois.
I am the proud father of two adult daughters and live in the Chicago suburbs with my wife, Lisa, who is a professional clarinetist and serial entrepreneur. In our spare time, we love to travel and attend theatre, and especially enjoy outdoor activities, such as gardening and boating. My own personal diversions include playing the guitar and cheering for my beloved Chicago Bears.
In my role as Financial Controller at SRC, I am responsible for preparing and reviewing monthly and year-end financial reports for clients from a variety of business sectors as well as providing guidance to SRC staff members who handle various aspects of daily client activities. I am a CPA with 25 plus years of financial management experience in various industries. This includes managing processes for general accounting, consolidations, financial reporting, SEC reporting and budgets and forecasts. I am knowledgeable in current GAAP and SEC rules.
I graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. I am a registered Certified Public Accountant in the state of Illinois.
I am married with one daughter and live in the western suburbs of Chicago. My wife and I enjoy spending time with family and friends and Wisconsin vacations. I enjoy reading, golf and watching my favorite sports teams.
In my role as Financial Controller, I am responsible for preparing and reviewing the monthly and year-end reporting for clients from a variety of business sectors, and providing guidance to staff members who handle all aspects of daily client activities.
Originally from northwest Indiana, I attended Indiana University in Bloomington and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 1984. I passed the CPA exam in 1985. I spent the first 17 years with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Chicago — first as an Auditor specializing in small business enterprise clients, and later as an Accounting Manager at Andersen’s global training center in St. Charles, Illinois. I have been with SRC since 2011.
I am of Swedish descent. My husband, Phil, and I reside in Naperville. When we aren’t traveling to Michigan or Wisconsin to visit our college-age daughters, we love sports of all kinds—both participating and spectating.
I am a registered Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with over 15 years of experience in the Accounting field. After moving around the United States as a child, I found my home in Illinois, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois. I began my career in Chicago as an auditor with Deloitte and Touche, LLP, where I specialized in the manufacturing and retail industries. Prior to joining SRC, I worked as an Accounting Manager in the Corporate Accounting Department of a publicly traded investment company.
As one of our Financial Controllers, I prepare/review the monthly and year-end reporting for clients from a wide range of business sectors. I provide guidance to staff members who handle all aspects of daily client activities as we function as their Economy Department.
As a working mother of three young children, I realize the value of efficiency and always strive to achieve superior service for clients while continually looking for improvements. This way our clients can focus on driving their business. In my free time, I like to spend time with my family and enjoy running, biking or reading a great book.
At SRC, I am responsible for assisting clients from a wide variety of industries with bookkeeping services. I have worked in many different accounting/ERP systems, such as QuickBooks, Maconomy, Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Marathon in both Swedish and English, and enjoy learning new systems.
I was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2000 I moved to the U.S. to study, and since then I have earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and an MBA in Finance with a Bachelor in Accounting. I joined SRC’s accounting team in 2010.
When I am not working I like to travel and spend time with family and friends. I love tennis, golf, downhill skiing and hiking.
In my role as Accounting Support Services Controller, I am responsible for providing guidance to staff members who handle all aspects of daily client activities, including payroll, cash, accounts receivable, collections, inventory, customer service, expense report review and accounts payable.
Originally from central Illinois, I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois in 1980, passing the CPA exam that same year. I spent the first eight years of my career with the Dallas/FW offices of Coopers & Lybrand (PWC), as a Senior Audit Manager with expertise in healthcare, oil & gas, banking, and manufacturing industries. Most recently I spent 25 years with a large, global manufacturer of chemicals used in water treatment applications. I was primarily responsible for mergers & acquisitions, consolidated financial reporting, state and corporate income tax, insurance, risk management and staff development.
My husband and I have five grown children. In our spare time, we enjoy tennis and biking.
As the Manager of Payroll Services, I am responsible for managing the administration of our clients’ payroll. With over 16 years of experience in Payroll and Human Resources, I offer guidance and advice relating to state registration and compliance, unemployment insurance laws, workers’ compensation regulations, state disability insurance and all other mandatory requirements as they pertain to payroll and employment matters. My experience includes working with small, medium and large organizations in a payroll and human resources capacity. I joined the SRC group in June 2011.
Originally from Georgetown, Guyana, I moved to the United States in 1990. I obtained my first degree in Business Administration in 1993 and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management with a minor in Human Resources and Accounting in 2010.
In my spare time, I enjoy time with my family and friends as well as volunteering with my sorority, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. I serve on two homeowners association boards. I enjoy riding motorcycles, dancing, reading, listening to music and traveling when time permits.
As Manager, Business Support Services, I am responsible for managing, developing, coordinating and providing client corporate business and compliance services to SRC clients. My responsibilities include providing clear and timely communication and serving as liaison between outside professionals and SRC clients, as well as between internal SRC professionals and clients, to ensure optimal performance of customized service packages tailored to each SRC client’s unique needs.
I earned my Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the University of Lund, Sweden, in January 2013 and completed a one-year internship at SRC’s affiliate company, Law Offices A.E. Gustafsson, P.C. in June 2014. Thereafter, I returned to Sweden, where I provided consulting services to the company’s Swedish branch office. At Law Offices A.E. Gustafsson I worked closely with the attorneys, to ensure that clients receive optimal service based on legal needs and to drive compliance with U.S. legal corporate and business regulations in the areas of corporate, business and immigration law.
I was born in Sweden and raised with an international background, having lived in Atlanta, Georgia; Singapore and Greece for 10 years of my life. In 2002, I returned to Sweden to complete high school and university studies in Malmö and Lund. I am fluent in Swedish and English. In my free time, I enjoy long walks, socializing with friends and family, and exploring new places.
As one of the SRC team members, I am responsible for Accounts Payable and providing the necessary information to the financial controller and payroll manager.
I was born and raised in Beijing, China. After graduating from college, I worked for the Audit Administration of China. In Dec. 1990, I came to the US to join my husband, who was studying Computer Science at the Graduate School of Miami University in Oxford Ohio.
We have 2 children. We all live in Naperville.
As Client Business Support Representative, I am responsible for providing business and administrative support, as well as coordinating and tracking the services provided by SRC’s other internal as well as external professionals, to assigned SRC clients. Other responsibilities include problem solving, fact checking, and information documentation for new and existing clients as well as creating and monitoring client follow-up databases for timely, coordinated and effective communication and business request follow-up.
I recently moved to Chicago from Connecticut to join the SRC Team. I attended the University of Richmond in Virginia, where my studies focused on history. Outside of work I am enjoying and learning all about the city of Chicago. I am an avid sports fan and love baseball (Go Cubs!), football, lacrosse, and hockey. In my free time I enjoy going to the gym, watching sports, meeting up with friends, and just enjoying a nice day.
In my role as SRC’s Client Representative, I provide a wide variety to meet our clients’ needs. This includes performing customer service functions, tracking inventory movements and coordinating communications between our clients and their customers, vendors and warehouses. My daily responsibilities include activities such as verifying and issuing purchase orders, credit memos, price quotes, sales orders, invoices, inventory records and sales reports. I work closely with our clients and their customers, providing an enhanced level of professional service by offering support and guidance as necessary to ensure customer delivery and satisfaction.
My enthusiasm for my work comes from over 20 years of customer service experience. I enjoy the fast pace and solving critical issues that arise from the daily work of supporting our clients and their customers.
Outside of the office, I love to spend time with my three children, especially watching my children in their sports events. I also enjoy reading, exercise and travel.
I joined SRC in 2010 and am responsible for assisting our clients with various levels of customer invoicing, inventory control and a variety of bookkeeping functions as needed. I have over 20 years of experience in all areas of accounting.
I was born and raised in Michigan. I have three children and hold dual citizenship with the United States and Switzerland. I enjoy traveling, cooking, gardening and watching my children play sports.
I am the Accounting Support Specialist for Skybridge Resource Center, where I provide complex bookkeeping and accounting support maintenance services. I am responsible for timely accurate and efficient payables and expense transactions for various clients.
I was welcomed to join the SRC Accounting team in February 2016.
I have a B.S. degree in Computer Information Systems from Grambling State University.
In my leisure time, I enjoy camping, Broadway plays & musical productions, traveling, cooking, shopping and bike riding.
As a Client Services Representative, I am responsible for maintaining our clients’ accounts receivable, recording receipts, invoicing and various bookkeeping functions. My role also includes bank administration and acting as liaison between our clients and the banks, and analyzing outstanding accounts receivable and customer payment patterns. I joined the SRC team in 2015 and look forward to providing efficient service to help our clients’ businesses succeed in the U.S.
Having worked in global financial services as well as high tech industries, my professional experience spans 17 years in finance, mainly in Treasury and Accounts Receivable management. My roles have included supervising collections staff, cash management, managing loans and investments and fostering effective banking relationships. My responsibilities included monthly/yearly reporting, budgeting and forecasting, and calculating A/R department metrics and staff performance.
I hold a Master of Science degree in International Business and Financial Management from Roosevelt University. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business from Dominican University.
To maintain work/life balance, I believe in using time and talent to serve the community. My volunteer work includes serving as Home & School Treasurer at an elementary school, and leading as chairperson for various Home & School, Boy Scouts, and church committees. When I am not at work, I am cheering at my children’s sporting, music and academic events. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, gardening, and hiking and biking in local forest preserves.
As Customer Service Specialist, I enjoy helping facilitate the successful relationships cultivated between our clients and their valued customers. In this capacity, I am provided with the opportunity to assist in a variety of situations. Responsibilities in the areas of tracking warehouse inventories and merchandise movement, as well as planning and billing, make my job exciting and new. I joined SRC in Spring 2013.
Born and raised in the Chicago area, I attended college in Columbia, Missouri, earning an Associate of Arts degree in Business. Later, I returned and earned a certificate in Appraisal.
Early in my professional career, I worked in management positions at three different Big Box retailers.
My first position led me to live in Nebraska, where I became a die-hard Big Red fan!
Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband Cliff and our three children. I spend most of my free time cheering for Football, Basketball or Lacrosse. Depending on the season ,you will find me on the sidelines, cheering proudly for my kids. In addition, I enjoy traveling, gardening, sewing or reading a good book.
As a Client Service Specialist at SRC, I am responsible for auditing and processing expense reports incurred by our clients’ employees. I review and audit reports so that they adhere to all company travel and entertainment policies, follow current IRS guidelines, receive manager approvals, and are reimbursed to the employee in a timely manner. I communicate with employees regarding exceptions found on their reports and advise management on needed actions to rectify the issues.
I earned two degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I have a Master of Arts in Speech Communication with an emphasis on Instructional Design and Development. I have a Bachelor of Arts in the Teaching of Speech, a minor in Spanish and graduated with Distinction. I returned to work after a hiatus of 12 years raising my 3 beautiful children. I have previously worked at Arthur Andersen as a Senior Manager responsible for Industry Specific Training for Audit and Tax professionals. I also have my Illinois teaching certificate and have been a substitute teacher before coming to SRC.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 3 children. I am a volunteer for many organizations in our community and can frequently be seen cheering on my children at their many sporting events or hoping that someday the Illini (my alma mater) will have a win!
I have been serving in a business advising and management role at SRC since 2012 as a Senior Client Representative. As such, I am responsible for assisting clients in a broad range of services, including the administration of all customer service functions and the coordination of communications between our clients and their customers, vendors and warehouses. This entails a wide variety of activities, including verifying and issuing purchase orders, sales orders, invoices, inventory records, and bookkeeping entries.
I was born and raised in Gothenburg, Sweden. I spent one year as an exchange student, attending high school in Mission Viejo, California. Later, I moved to Frankfurt, Germany, where I worked for several years in business and sales support roles before migrating to the U.S. in 1989.
After working in the travel industry, I joined the staff of SRC’s affiliate company, Law Offices A.E. Gustafsson, in 1993. After two years, I left to spend time focusing my resources on raising my children and caring for my family. In 2005, I returned to the affiliate law firm to serve as Legal Assistant — Immigration.
I am fluent in English and Swedish with some proficiency in German. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, gardening and sharing time with my family and friends.
I joined SRC in 2015, and I am responsible for the internal accounting functions, from posting transactions to client invoicing. I continually strive to effectively manage the company’s books and to meet all deadlines, and I value the importance of responding to client inquiries promptly and professionally.
I am a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with over 15 years of public accounting experience. Prior to joining SRC, I provided public accounting services to a variety of clients- manufacturers, retail, consulting- at BKD, LLP (Formerly Wolf & Company). I graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
As a mother of two active children, balancing my work and family life is a priority for me. Besides attending my kids’ music recitals and hockey games, I also devote my free time to being active and preserving our Polish language and traditions.
As Marketing and Communications Coordinator at SRC, I perform a variety of duties. I create and coordinate marketing campaigns, organize events, and manage SRC’s communications, including social media. I also create content for the purposes of education and marketing including videos, podcasts, and presentations.
I attended Roosevelt University where I graduated with a degree in Mathematics (concentration in Statistics) and minors in Computer Science and History. I was lucky enough to have to opportunity to gain professional experience at SRC while concurrently pursuing my education. I have also been lucky enough to travel to Sweden for business several times.
In my free time I listen to podcasts, watch HBO, and play strategy games. In addition, I enjoy backpacking trips when I can make it out to the wilderness. I play several instruments and go to live music shows in Chicago whenever possible.
As Accounting Support Specialist for Skybridge Resource Center, I provide complex bookkeeping and accounting support maintenance services. I am responsible for timely accurate and efficient payables and expense transactions for various clients.
How SkyBridge Resource Center BeganAnnette Gustafsson Guenther first founded Law Offices A.E. Gustafsson in 1993. Through years of assisting Swedish companies and entrepreneurs establish a legal presence in the U.S. and providing ongoing legal, business and corporate advice and services, she saw a growing trend and need for outsourced help with non-legal functions and issues encountered when operating a business in the U.S. For more information about Law Offices A.E. Gustafsson, P.C., please visit www.lawgustafsson.com.
Initially, Law Offices A.E. Gustafsson began to offer its clients continuous assistance and coordination of nonlegal issues arising after incorporating a business in the U.S., such as accounting, banking, insurance, benefits and payroll, among other areas, but as demand for these service grew, SRC was established in 2007 with the objective of offering these services to clients.
Today SRC has grown to have 25 team members specialized in a variety of different functions and providing support services to clients.
Our office in located in Naperville, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. We are located 30 minutes from Chicago O’Hare International Airport and are easy to reach by car or commuter train from downtown Chicago.
Contact us by calling +1 (630) 428-8570 or by completing this simple form.