Phil Searle of Chazey Partners sharing his perspectives on Trump’s Protectionism and offshore shared services?
January 11, 2017

Phil Searle of Chazey Partners sharing his perspectives on Trump’s Protectionism and offshore shared services?

Phil Searle, CEO and Founder of Chazey Partners, a practitioners-led global management advisory business specializing in Shared Services & Outsourcing and Business Transformation, was interviewed by Nearshore Americas, an online media focusing on outsourcing and shared services, about his perspectives on whether Trump’s protectionism affect the trend to offshore shared services.

Under the new administration of President-elect Donald Trump, it would seem likely that there will be an impact on the trend and economic rationale for moving jobs outside of the United States, either to an internal captive shared services center or to a third-party outsourcer.  But is that as likely an impact when considering the provision of business support services (such as Finance, HR, IT, Procurement and Customer Support) as compared to Manufacturing?  And indeed, how significant might that impact be?

Recently Phil Searle, CEO & Founder of Chazey Partners was interviewed by Nearshore Americas, an online media, about his thoughts on the potential impact on offshoring, and specifically nearshoring, of the upcoming change in administration in the United States.  “Trump is a businessman, and, at the end of the day, if a business decides for good economic reasons that it needs to lower its cost base by moving the provision of certain support services nearshore, then I think that is still going to happen…”, Phil commented in his interview.

Phil also mentioned in the interview that the “threat” comes down to potentially charging a 35% tariff to U.S. companies on parts and goods that are manufactured overseas and then brought back into the U.S. Therefore, the focus of comments and observations has therefore related more to manufacturing than services.

For more information about the interview, click here.

About Chazey Partners

Chazey Partners is a practitioners-led global management advisory business.  We bring together a unique wealth of experience, empowering our clients to strive for world class excellence through Business Transformation, Shared Services & Outsourcing, Technology Enablement, Process Enhancement and Corporate Strategy Optimization. We pride ourselves in having built, operated and turned around some of the world’s most highly commended and ground breaking Shared Services Organizations, and for implementing many highly successful multi-sourced (shared services and outsourced) delivery solutions. Over the last 20 years, we have delivered numerous programs globally, in the US, Canada, UK, Continental Europe, Ireland, India, Eastern Europe, South America, Singapore, Australia, China, Middle-East and Africa.

Our experience covers both Private and Public Sectors, providing expertise in a wide spectrum of business functions, including Finance, HR, IT and Procurement.