Proven International Business Consulting

Global policy and business issues have become increasingly transparent, overlapping and interlocking. Immediate news and data streams are creating new rules of engagement, new opportunities for accomplishment and new modes of operation. Washington’s importance as the world’s arbiter for policy, regulation, and relief in government, business and non-profit arenas reaches and impacts every market. We have translated substantive expertise in U.S. political process into real insight on how to strategically and programmatically mobilize and manage complex constituencies and achieve significant results. Our experience includes Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South America, Central America and North America. We have special expertise with dedicated staff on Africa. We work with businesses, non-governmental organizations (NGO’s), non-profits, non-U.S. governments and states within other countries. Our consulting services focus on analyzing markets and identifying growth opportunities, creating business strategies, developing partnerships, managing government relationships and optimizing positioning to address regulatory climates.

Business Strategy and Partnerships

  • Analyze markets, sectors and vertical industries (local, regional, global)
  • Forecast market potential for products, services and alliances
  • Identify new business opportunities
  • Develop business strategy and plan market entry


Government Relations and Regulatory Climate

  • Advocate directly with national and local governments
  • Represent foreign governments directly before congress, the executive branch and the business community
  • Synthesize strategic information on emerging opportunities, privatization initiatives and competitive bidding
  • Monitor political risk and create mitigation strategies
  • Structure financing, risk insurance, and other forms of investment support
  • Direct fact-finding surveys with government regulatory entities, competitors and prospective suppliers
  • Quantify competitive position, identify opportunities and establish benchmarks
  • Develop and implement strategies to attract and retain inward direct investment
  • Develop programs for improving physical and social infrastructure including transportation, water, healthcare and education
  • Create government investment incentive programs, including locally sensitive implementation plans
  • Build public-private partnerships for infrastructure enhancement and economic development
  • Engage NGO and non-profit organizations and optimize support


John H. Ladd
Executive Managing Director

Record of Success

  • Sovereign governments
  • Foreign states, provinces and cities
  • International relief organizations
  • Asian automobile manufacturers entering the U.S.
  • Global contractors and construction companies
  • Real estate developers
  • Russian regional economic development partnerships
  • Middle East infrastructure development
  • Asian conglomerates marketing to the U.S.
  • U.S. based foreign investment interests

Work Effectively With

  • Congress
  • White House and executive branch agencies
  • Department of State
  • Department of Defense
  • International Trade Administration
  • Leading African Corporations
  • Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
  • Fortune 500 companies
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  • Export/Import Bank
  • World Bank
  • USAid
  • United Nations
  • International Red Cross
  • Millennium Challenge Corporation