Scott Bryan is an investment attraction and economic development expert specializing in FDI/investment attraction and economic development strategies, including investment readiness, market and sector studies, supply chain analysis, regional assessments, comparative analysis / benchmarking, stakeholder consultations, value propositions and opportunity identification.
With 20 years + of experience, he has worked with over 200 Investment Promotion Agencies (IPA) / Economic Development Agencies (EDA) and engaged/interviewed 1000+ stakeholders / organizations. Scott also supports growing SMEs with expanding their operations in North America.
Significant business development/recruitment, marketing and consulting experience with IPAs/EDAs, governments, as well as global Fortune 500 companies, in addition to start-up enterprises. Some of Scott's private sector experience includes his role as the Vice President of Consulting at The Talent Company, a human capital management consulting firm, where he was also the Marketing practice leader. Prior to that, he led the National Public Sector Marketing practice at KPMG to support the generation of $400 million in revenue within 3 years.
Delivered customized training workshops globally on investment attraction, business retention & expansion, location marketing, lead generation, pitching, investor facilitation, aftercare, value proposition development etc., to IPAs/EDAs across the world.
With strategy and consulting experience throughout the US, Canada, the Caribbean / Latin America e.g. InvesTT (Trinidad & Tobago), Invest Dominica Authority, CFI Haiti, ProBarranquilla (Colombia), Asia and Oceania, from small rural communities to urban cities and nations, including projects with the World Bank/IFC and Inter-American Development Bank.
He has provided in-market North America representation for the World Bank & FIPA Tunisia, Japan (JETRO), Dubai (DAFZA), World Bank and Indonesia (BKPM) as well the States of Florida, State Oregon, Rhode Island, and the County of Simcoe, delivering best-in-class promotion and investment attraction services.
+ MBA from The Ted Rogers School of Management
+ Honours Bachelor of Arts - Communication,
from the University of Ottawa
+ Scott is a native of Trinidad Tobago, residing in Canada