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Gurugram, Haryana, India Strategy
Senior
4 years experience
  • Global Business Development
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +17
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Peru Strategy, M&A
Analyst
2 years experience
  • Global Business Development
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +3
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Grosse Pointe, MI, USA Strategy, M&A
Manager
3 years experience
  • Global Business Development
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • Due Diligence
  • +4
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Brisbane QLD, Australia Strategy, M&A
Analyst
5 years experience
  • Global Business Development
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +5
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Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Strategy, M&A
Analyst
1 years experience
  • Global Business Development
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • Financial Analysis
  • +2
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Germany Strategy, Venture Capital
Senior
10 years experience
  • Global Business Development
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Development
  • Financial Analysis
  • +2
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Santiago, Chile M&A
Manager
7 years experience
  • Global Business Development
  • Financial Modeling
  • M&A
  • Corporate Finance
  • +8
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Munich, Germany M&A, Private Equity
Manager
3 years experience
  • Global Business Development
  • Financial Modeling
  • M&A
  • Corporate Finance
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Our global business development consultants help our clients establish and manage relationships with companies abroad in order to develop new products or services while improving their international competitiveness.

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Frequently asked questions

What clients usually engage your Global Business Development Consultants?

We work with clients from all over the world. Our clients range from enterprise and corporate clients to companies that are backed by Private Equity or Venture Capital funds. Furthermore, we work directly with Family Offices, Private Equity firms, and Asset Managers. Most of our enterprise clients have dedicated Corporate Development, M&A, and Strategy divisions which are utilizing our pool of Global Business Development talent to add on-demand and flexible resources, expertise, or staff to their in-house team.

How is Fintalent different?

Fintalent is not a staffing agency. We are a community of best-in-class Global Business Development professionals, highly specialized within their domains. We have streamlined the process of engaging the best Global Business Development talent and are able to provide clients with Global Business Development professionals within 48 hours of first engaging them. We believe that our platform provides more value for Corporates, Ventures, Private Equity and Venture Capital firms, and Family Offices.

Our Hiring Process – What do ‘Community-Approach’ and ‘Invite-to-Apply’ mean?

‘Invite-to-Apply’ is the process by which we shortlist candidates for the majority of projects on our platform. Often, due to the confidential nature of our clients’ projects, we do not release projects to our whole platform but using the matching technology and expertise of our internal team we select candidates who are the best fit for our clients’ needs. This approach also ensures engagement with our community of professionals on the Fintalent platform, and is a benefit both to our clients and independent professionals, as our freelancers have direct access to the roles best suited to their skills and are more likely to take an interest in a project if they have been sought out directly. In addition, if a member of our community is unavailable for a project but knows someone whose skill set perfectly fits the brief, they are able to invite them to apply for the role, utilizing the personal networks of each talent on our platform.

Which skills and expertise do your Fintalents have?

The Fintalents are hand-picked and vetted Global Business Development professionals, speak over 55 languages, and have professional experience in all geographical markets. Our Global Business Development consultants’ experience ranges from 3+ years as analysts at top investment banks and Strategy consultancies, to later career C-level executives. The average working experience is 6.9 years and 80% of all Fintalents range from 3-12 years into their careers.

Our Global Business Development consultants have experience in leading firms as well as interfacing with clients and wider corporate structures and management. What makes our Global Business Development talent pool stand out is the fact that they have technical backgrounds in over 2,900 industries.

How does the screening and onboarding of your Global Business Development talent work?

Fintalent.io is an invite-only platform and we believe in the power of referrals and a closed-loop community. Members of our community are able to invite a small number of professionals onto the platform. In addition, our team actively scouts for the best talent who have experience in investment banking or have worked at a global top management consultancy. All of our community-referred talent and scouted talent are subject to a rigorous screening process. As such, over the last 18 months totaling more than 750 hours of onboarding calls, of which only 40% have received an invite-link after the call.

What happens if I am not satisfied with my Global Business Development consultant’s work?

During your initial engagement with a member of our Fintalent talent pool with no risk. If you are not satisfied with the quality of your hire for any reason then we are able to find a replacement at short notice. There is no minimum commitment per project, but generally projects last at least 5 days and can last 12+ months.

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Everything you need to know about Global Business Development

What is global business development?
Global business development refers to establishing and managing relationships with companies abroad in order to develop new products or services while improving international competitiveness. According to Fintalent’s Global business development consultants, these efforts may include exploring markets and identifying potential customers, opportunities, and partnerships that can bring economic and social benefit.

The term may also include the recognition of language, cultural, technical and other barriers that may impede successful business relationships as well as ways to overcome them. Global business development is sometimes a part of an overall company management strategy that involves outsourcing parts of operations to countries where costs are lower.

Global business development deals with making connections with people from other countries in order to benefit from new markets or access resources needed for production. It can be thought of as a type of networking that involves developing a global network of people who you want to network with regularly.

Global business development is not a new concept. It has been around since the 19th century, when industrialists started using it in order to create large-scale global networks and to exploit new markets at an accelerated rate by working with local entrepreneurs.

Today, this type of skill is more important than ever before because things have changed dramatically – even more so in the last 10 years (compared to previous decades). The information age has brought about profound changes for everyone; for us as individuals, it’s changed our lives and our work environment in many ways. The Internet means we can now reach people from all over the world, and collaborate with them on new ideas.

There’s no denying that globalization is here to stay – even if we wanted to turn back the clock, it’s simply not possible. We now live in a world where opportunities are everywhere. The sheer size of the rapidly growing developing world means that there are hundreds of millions of people who have potential access to wealth and resources – resources that could benefit all of us.

There are three main components you will need to familiarize yourself with before developing your global strategy: the macro economy, microeconomics, and the culture you plan to operate within. It’s important that you understand each of these components before developing your strategy so that you can make informed decisions moving forward. Understanding the macro economy refers to knowing how the world impacts your company – the trade policies, state of foreign relations, and climate in which your company operates. Understanding microeconomics is understanding how it works in context of your organization – market structure, financial services/commodities available to consumers/businesses and data surrounding them. The final piece is understanding the cultural dynamic between domestic and international businesses.

With a solid understanding of each component, you can work with your team to create a global business development strategy that makes sense. Some of the questions you may ask yourself as part of this process are whether or not it’s best to contract with a company that is based in the country where you plan to sell, whether or not you should have one office for each region in which you do business and whether or not it’s important to hold meetings natively. When devising your global strategy, you need to consider the options available to you and decide if they will help your organization succeed.

When conducting business internationally, you will encounter a great deal of bureaucracy which can be very confusing. You may need to apply for an export license or register your company in the region in which you plan to do business. The World Bank provides a list of all the basic requirements for doing business globally, and explains the potential risks involved with doing so as well.

4 Ways to Understand Global Business Development

The four ways to understand global business development outlined here can help you make the right decision.

Strategy 1: Understand The Macro Economy: The global economy is influential on your company because it relates directly to what kind of products and services your organization produces and sells. There are three major aspects that influence the global economy: trade, foreign relations and climate. Trade deals allow for maximum market penetration when you’re accepted into international markets. The foreign relations of a country can have a direct effect on business deals because many countries have political issues that may prevent you from entering. Climate has an indirect influence on your global strategy because it affects the amount of time it takes to design and implement your plan. The variables in the global economy need to be taken into account when planning for international growth, but they should not be the deciding factor.

Strategy 2: Understand The Microeconomy: The microeconomy refers to what kind of products you want to sell and where you want to sell them. It’s important to consider the market structure and financial services that are available in your industry. Business structures can be very different in different parts of the world and financial services can be extremely expensive. Knowing which products and markets need to be developed and how to address them will help you decide how to conduct your global business development strategy.

Strategy 3: Understand The Cultural Dynamics: The culture of a country needs to be assessed when developing a global business strategy because it can have a direct effect on how consumers view your products. If you want your products sold internationally, there needs to be a recognition of the cultural differences that may exist between the two countries or even within one country. The four ways of understanding global business development outlined here can help you understand the cultural dynamics that may exist between a country and your business and how you should react to them.

Strategy 4: Understand The Macro Economy: Understanding the macro economy is important when conducting international business because it impacts the products and services you produce at home and how they are marketed internationally. You also need to understand which countries your products or services appeal to as well as what kind of contracts you should pursue with non-North American companies in order to gain access to foreign markets.

When you are deciding which strategy to use for global business development, you want to make sure that your company has the right environment and market structure to help it succeed. Each strategy has its strengths and weaknesses and each one should be approached with an open mind. These four ways to understand the global business development process can help executives get a better understanding of how they can expand their operations into foreign markets.

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