Briggette H.

United States

Summary

Cross cultural leader with Strategic Analysis/Planning, New Business Development, Contract Negotiations, Sales/Marketing, Team Building/Training and Budget/Accounting experience. Expertise in complex international/domestic business operations while developing profit-generating methods, while inspiring staff to take pride in their contribution to deliver excellent products/services. Actively collaborates with regulatory agencies, executives, business staff, vendors/suppliers, and clients to analyze needs, identify challenges, resolve issues and formulate a successful plan for exceeding clients requirements. ***Career Highlights*** • Pioneered an industry in West Africa by developing research to support the development of a business in foreign country where the industry did not exist. • Executed highly profitable negotiations with four fortune 500 companies. • Noted for excellence with cover feature in Black Enterprise Magazine - December 2009 for developing globally based business. • Led strategic efforts in Africa to grow, harvest, process agriculture products to fortune 500 company • Worked with a client to acquire a cannery from the government of Ghana, including traveling in country to assess investments, completing daily site trips to ascertain plant status, and writing key proposals and bids. • Coordinated lucrative marketing efforts with high profile U.S. retailers (e.g. Shoppers Food Warehouse, Giant Stores, Safeway) to distribute imported Ghana yams. Imported, cleared and distributed four 20-food containers of Ghana yams monthly into the U.S. • Business development - secured multimillion dollar contracts with the U.S. Federal Government utilizing GWAC's.

Experience

  • development
  • private sector development
  • africa
  • farming / crops
  • entrepreneurism
  • ghana
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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