Case Study


About Arkadium

For 20 years, Arkadium has been the ultimate creator of games designed for grownup players.

Arkadium has developed dozens of hit titles enjoyed by millions worldwide. Its games can be found on its own top-ranked game site as well as on iOS, Android, and websites of the world’s biggest publishers and brands – including USA Today, AARP, The Washington Post and MSN. Headquartered in New York City, Arkadium is a privately-held business owned and led by co-founding husband-and-wife team Kenny Rosenblatt and Jessica Rovello.

It has consistently been ranked as a “Best Place to Work” by Inc. Magazine, Ad Age, Crain’s New York and more.

The Challenge

Arkadium had previously utilised an EOR/PEO solution but wished to set up a legal identity in Portugal. This would serve as a European hub and employment mechanism for current and future staff. The requirement included Legal, Accounting, Payroll & HR services. The Arkadium team needed a one-stop-shop solution for its global payroll, and turned to PeoplePay for help.

Our Solution

PeoplePay Global initially supported Arkadium by establishing a Portuguese entity, laying the foundations of in-country employment by creating locally-compliant employment agreements. With the core foundation in place, we moved swiftly to implement local accounting and payroll protocols. With the European Hub established, PeoplePay further navigated local requirements to obtain work visas and permits for key staff members.

Our service expanded when Arkadium decided to offer in-country benefits to Portuguese staff, as we were also able to source a reputable in-country benefits provider. By the end of Arkadium’s set-up period, PeoplePay had provided the full gamut of global payroll and legal entity solutions that allowed the company to operate and employ staff in Portugal. This included allocating local directors and providing an accounting function, in which capacity we continue to provide accounts on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

Working with PeoplePay feels like we have an extended HR and Payroll team in Portugal that is equally dedicated and meticulous about the work. They really made expanding our business to a new country seamless. The team there, and especially our Account Manager, consistently goes above and beyond. Not only has it been a pleasure working with them, they have many times been ‘life savers’”.

Vivian Lee – SVP, People Innovation, Arkadium

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