American Express Open Forum Feature


Inside the close-knit expat community of the spouses of American diplomats lies a lot of smart talent, and American citizens eager to further their careers—if only someone would hire them.

Marcelle Yeager was one such spouse. She struggled to find work after moving overseas with her husband, who worked for the U.S. Department of State. In her struggles, and her peers', she saw a business idea.

What if, she thought, she could match these talented folks with firms back home, either for telework, or as staff on the ground?

ServingTalent, the recruitment firm Yeager founded with Maggie Varona, does just that. The pair met while their spouses were posted in Santiago, Chile. Now back in Virginia, they continue to work with the spouses of U.S government staff overseas.

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