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Greenville, SC, United States, 2014/04/03 - Site selection consultancy Global Location Strategies has added former international marketing advisor and economic development executive Catalina Valencia as a Consultant in the firm's Greenville, SC headquarters.
Former international marketing advisor and economic development executive Catalina Valencia has joined Global Location Strategies (GLS), the rapidly-growing South Carolina-based site selection and economic development firm, as a Consultant on its rapidly expanding team. She will work from GLS headquarters in Greenville, South Carolina.
A native of Cali, Colombia, Mrs. Valencia brings over 15 years of professional experience in international business and global marketing in various industries to the GLS team. Prior to joining GLS (globallocationstrategies.com), she served as Business Development Director for a Southeastern economic development organization. She also has held marketing and business development roles for the U.S. Soy Industry’s Global Aquaculture Program and for Vigo Remittance, a Western Union subsidiary, working with multiple countries in the world. Mrs. Valencia also has served as a project leader for the Colombian Government Trade Bureau both domestically and internationally, and as a consultant for the United Nations Development Program.
Extensively traveled, Mrs. Valencia holds a B.A. and Master’s degree in International Business from Colombia’s Universidad ICESI and EAFIT, respectively, as well as a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University in New York City.
As a Consultant, Ms. Valencia will focus on site selection project management, client relations and strategic analysis assignments for GLS’ portfolio of international site selection and incentive negotiation clients.
“Catalina’s global travels and perspectives, and her experience in dealing with cultures and consumers from around the world, will provide GLS clients with exceptional insights in their important site selection initiatives,” said Didi Caldwell, GLS co-founder and Senior Principal. “We are extremely pleased to have her join our growing team.”
With skills honed from decades of leadership in the worldwide location services division of a major construction and engineering firm, followed by successful individual consultancies serving clients around the globe, GLS provides comprehensive site selection, incentive negotiation, real estate, and economic development consulting services to clients along with the ability to tap the additional talents of world-class engineers, technical experts and project developers to benefit their clients.
Past clients served by firm principals include Conoco, DuPont, Mercedes-Benz, First Quality, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Schering AG, and First Quality Enterprises.
In addition to core site selection and incentive negotiation services, the GLS team assists clients with real estate needs, and provides economic development consulting services to state and regional organizations interested in attracting and retaining capital investment and jobs in today's uncertain economic climate.