The head office should be seen as the place where all the magic happens. In here the following should be done., Note that wether or not there is a physical office, not everything listed below has to be present in this exact building.
Legal — Taking care of contracts, legal research, etc.
Personnel (proposed), CEO:, VP, Domestic Marketing: Glen German, VP, Recruiting:, VP, Sales:
Support — An X amount of people in charge of answering the phone and possibly answer questions asked via the website (by freelancers, and possibly clients), (preferably 24h a day, as we're talking about an international client-base with multiple timezones)
Accounting — Get payments from client, make payments to Freelancers, etc., As an added bonus for freelancers, the group can take care of their legal affairs and make sure all paperwork (at least related to work done for/via the group) is in order.
Human Resources — Basically for everything related to the entire (freelance) team.
I would recommend to go with a one-office concept, where each freelancer is free to have their own offices, but the group has one 'office' (I say 'office' because it does not necessarily have to be a physical office)
It's legally allowed, if clearly stated that the person has done the work, not the group. See my website for an example: deibu.net/portfolio
@samedelstein works for a training consulting firm...not a complete expert but have knowledge and could help
Train who? Train what?
Several interviews should make clear if a person is appropriate to join the group. We should possibly create a list with 'points of interest' or the like, but mostly it'll be based on the interviewer's gut feeling, the freelancers' attitude, portfolio and possibly recommendations from already-members.
The Head office does, or more specifically, the Prospectors that are working full-time (?) for the head office.
Tyler Hayes (@thetylerhayes)
Ryan Scherf (@ryanscherf)
Alyssa Meadows (@alydesigns)
Hernan Valencia (@theconstruct)
Glen German (@Shadowpeak)
Greg Dunn (@unseenthings)
Sam Edelstein (@samedelstein)
Dave Jansen (@hellodeibu), (Additionally, I knew a few people from The Netherlands that might be interested in this)
Consider adding each Freelancers' already existing portfolio entries (which clearly states who did what, obviously) to not start from scratch, which we technically don't do anyway.