Sr. Locations Strategist / International Business Development, Werner Enterprises
- Greater Omaha Area
- Real Estate
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- Logistics-Based Site Selection for Mfg and Warehouse Distribution. Managed over 180+ Site Selection Projects in the US and Worldwide. Heavy experience in capital intensive projects in the process industries (F&B, Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, Oil & Gas), High Tech, BioSciences, Renewables and Consumer Products. One-third of Projects Overseas.
- International project experience in the following countries: Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Vietnam, Fiji, Samoa, Myanmar, India, Bangladesh, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa, Egypt, Czech Rep., Poland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Ukraine, Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom, Ireland, France and the Netherlands.
Specialties: Cross-Border Direct Investment Strategies, Benchmarking, Site Selection, Real Estate Negotiations, Incentives Negotiations, CRE Strategies, Investment Promotion and Capacity Building / International Business Development, GIS Centroid Analysis, Intermodal Analysis and Port Strategies.
Leads Werner Enterprises' Global Location Solutions - part of Werner Global Logistics, providing sophisticated location strategies for client's manufacturing, warehouse / distribution and office facilities on a Worldwide basis. Werner is the 3rd largest trucking / logistics company in North America with several overseas offices and provides freight management, brokerage, intermodal and logistics consulting globally.
Led Domestic and International location strategies for several Multinational Corporations, across several industries (Oil & Gas, Renewables, Manufacturing, R&D, Utilities, Banking and Back Office). Also led or worked on several consolidation projects, real estate portfolio valuation and securitization projects and economic development strategy projects. The majority of the projects were overseas.
Specialized consulting regarding all aspects of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) including strategy, benchmarking, site selection (screening and due-diligence of all cost and condition factors), real estate negotiations, incentives negotiations, regulatory and permitting assistance, project planning, project review and monitoring including assistance in proposal preparation, bidding, cost control, document control, and construction management through to project implementation or commissioning. Major projects included strategy work in China (The World Bank) and Colombia (USAID/McKinsey).
Worked at the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), part of the World Bank Group located in Washington DC. Senior Investment Promotion Advisor to 18 developing countries in Asia, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa regarding the attraction of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).
Western US and Asia-Pacific Lead for Deloitte & Touche Fantus, Deloitte's site selection consulting arm.
Led Global Site Selection Services for the largest UK E&C firm, based in Houston and then Chicago. Mega-Projects included projects in Russia and Malaysia.
Based in Austin Texas, responsible for attracting FDI into the State of Texas. Later opened and ran Texas State Office in Tokyo, Japan, with branch offices in Seoul and Taipei (lived in Japan)
Naval Security Group
Defense Language Institute (Russian) Washington DC 1974
School of Applied Cryptologic Sciences (Goodfellow AFB) 1975
Pacific Fleet, NSGA Misawa, Japan - Direct Support (Submarines) 1975 - 1977
USN-R National Security Agency (NSA) 1980-1983
World Bank Group, Washington DCOctober 2003
A Benchmarking Analysis of 6 Asian Nations in 3 target industries showing the competitiveness of these Nations in terms of attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
Area Development MagazineNovember 2009
Outlining the Pros and Cons of US Corporations Investing in their home countries
Area Development MagazineSeptember 2010
How Location is a vital part of the Supply Chain equation
Area Development MagazineMay 2012
The Logistics Infrastructure of the United States - Competitiveness
EnglishNative or bilingual proficiency
RussianFull professional proficiency
JapaneseProfessional working proficiency
- Site Selection
- Economic Development
- International Business
- Strategic Planning
- Business Strategy
- Location Intelligence
- Business Planning
- Due Diligence
- Real Estate
- New Business Development
- Team Building
- Management Consulting
- Market Research
- International Trade
- International Sales
- Business Development
- Program Management
- Contract Negotiation
- Project Planning
- Proposal Writing
- Operations Management
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Market Analysis
- Executive Management
- Competitive Analysis
- P&L Management
- Cross-functional Team...
- Marketing Strategy
- Strategic Partnerships
- Financial Analysis
- Supply Chain
- Supply Chain Management
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