New brand reinforces company’s accelerating growth, enhanced global immigration service offerings and innovation in global workforce management

CHICAGO, Dec. 13, 2016 — VISANOW, which offers the only immigration management platform that makes it seamless for companies to hire and manage a global workforce, today announced that it has rebranded as Envoy. The comprehensive brand relaunch includes a new logo, positioning, website, content hub and URL (

According to the Society for Human Resource Management, 68 percent of HR professionals are experiencing difficulty recruiting candidates for full-time positions in their organizations, with those in the high-tech industry most likely to cite global competition for talent as a reason for their increased recruiting difficulty. At the same time, organizations are increasingly recognizing global mobility opportunities as a key acquisition and retention tool for highly skilled talent. The new positioning, “Envoy for a World-Ready Workforce,” highlights the company’s focus on helping organizations effortlessly access, deploy, retain and manage top talent, which will become increasingly critical to their success. World-ready is hiring the best talent across the globe; securing necessary work authorization; mobilizing employees to pursue business opportunities; and managing them, with a strategic, proactive view into workforce and financial forecasting and compliance.

“Nearly 20 years ago, VISANOW was founded to simplify and expedite the arduous immigration process by combining expert legal representation and proprietary technology. As the HR industry and global talent marketplace have evolved, we consistently hear from our customers that they’re seeking an end-to-end global workforce management solution so that they can take advantage of opportunities — wherever they beckon. This rebranding effort combined with the recent release of the latest generation of our immigration management platform underscores our ability and commitment to serve as our customers’ envoy as they build and manage a world-ready workforce,” said Dick Burke, president and chief executive officer of Envoy.

“In order for us to operate as a truly global business, it’s important that our talent is able to seamlessly mobilize cross-border,” said Ashley Perez, an HR consultant at Copenhagen-based SimCorp, a leading provider of investment management solutions and services for the global financial services industry. “Our people strategy is to recruit, develop and retain top talent. Envoy is a valued partner in that strategy. Together we give SimCorp employees the opportunity to develop professionally and personally in an entirely new country seamlessly — which to many is the opportunity of a lifetime!”

Envoy’s patented cloud-based platform aids companies leveraging both inbound and outbound international talent — offering transparent and simplified immigration services that help save time, money and stress as well as increase efficiency and security. Its features include organization, collaboration, planning and compliance modules that allow businesses to manage their international workforce around the world from one intuitive online platform. Dedicated teams of experienced and knowledgeable immigration attorneys and a global network of local practitioners provide Envoy customers consistent, proactive and personalized counsel. This combination of expert counsel, high customer touch, automation and transparency offers an unparalleled user experience — driving a net promoter score of 77.

Burke added, “In the last two years, we’ve evolved our service delivery, expanded our services to meet the global needs of our customers and made considerable enhancements to our immigration management platform. The result has been significant growth, including adding a record number of large enterprise customers across a variety of industries. We’re excited to embark on this exciting new chapter of evolution and growth for the company.”

About Envoy

Founded in 1998, Envoy is a global immigration services provider offering the only immigration management platform that makes it seamless for companies to hire and manage an international workforce by combining expert legal representation — for both inbound and outbound immigration — and proprietary technology. Envoy empowers companies to acquire the best talent regardless of where they are in the world; helps mobilize employees around the world to take advantage of business opportunities; and enables the management of entire global workforces, providing a strategic, proactive view into workforce and financial forecasting and compliance. Envoy has managed more than 30,000 cases and served more than 2,000 customers in a broad range of industries.

Website, technology platform and administrative services are provided by Envoy Global Inc., a Delaware corporation. Legal services are provided by Envoy-affiliated attorneys. Please visit for more information.