What is GDI Solutions?
Who does it serve?
vision of "Corporate Development for a Networked World" means adding value
through personal introductions, research work, and innovative services which benefit three
related networks of participants and contacts :
Top executives facing strategic choices about where they do business, such as where to
establish, expand, move, or restructure their operations or alliances as markets or plans change.
Professional service providers for
faster and better planning and implementation of capital investment projects
by companies in North America,
Europe, Asia or worldwide.
development professionals representing
areas such as local communities or regions - county, city, state,
province, country - which are motivated to attract and retain
GDI - Global Direct Investment - is
where cross-border collaboration comes together between organizations with
mutual interests in successful business development in communities.
participants (note that subtitles and graphics usually link to details)
how to request a relevant
GDI Solutions shares market knowledge and
research, and introduces these three groups to each other as requested by the
responsible executives so that direct investment projects can be developed faster and with
better outcomes such as:
- successful investment even in previously unfamiliar but very advantageous
locations for a project,
- lower initial capital investment and lower ongoing costs to achieve the
project objectives faster and more profitably,
- fewer unforeseen issues and unexpected project delays, with less "red
tape" and reduced risk exposures,
- better use of valuable executive time and other limited resources to
achieve the corporate objectives, and
- avoidance of costly mistakes which might have been
identifiable through the experience of similar investors or the support work
How is GDI Solutions funded?
company is funded by the work we perform for leading
providers and area representatives.
They support this free and confidential service for corporate executives
because it also serves their own needs for a more efficient marketplace in
executives can easily learn about their capabilities and know how to reach them
They support our independent work because they have
capabilities to deliver valuable services to far more executives than they
might reach by their own efforts.
Corporate investment plans are only shared as agreed by participating
executives. Introductory referrals and research are similarly
driven by investor preferences and known service capabilities, and are not limited exclusively to the
How the work
The mission will be achieved through independent work to develop,
maintain, and share the necessary personal relationships and market
knowledge or research as a free shared service to corporate executives,
supporting a wide variety of investment projects and alliances in many industry sectors
and locations worldwide.
Our current focus is mainly on the support of major projects (loosely
defined as involving 50 or more jobs within three years) at large or
fast-growing companies, although we can help others too.
The projects are typically
expected to have a significant impact on both company performance and the
communities in which they choose to operate.
The work supports direct investment projects and alliances from the very earliest stages of
strategic planning through the project definition and location selection process,
implementation, and continued development of such projects ("aftercare" services,
expansion, and retention). This may involve a variety of
participants in our process at appropriate stages
of project development.
What is free?
What isn't? Why?
Almost all work for corporate executives is
free. Basic participation in the GUIDE Network is free to all area
representatives who respond to the Network Survey.
Other services are performed for fees based
upon the work involved to develop the necessary relationships and maintain
the required contacts and market knowledge.
How does GDI Solutions differ
from associations or other services?
We focus on personal,
relevant, confidential introductions on an independent basis according to
the needs of top executives.
We maintain a large knowledgebase and global
networks of contacts to meet common needs of executives for investment
projects, and we can research special needs rapidly.
demonstrates part of that capability. It proves what we can deliver.
We know of no other organization which does what we do.
If you discover
one, please let us know.
This link provides more details about how our services add value for
participants. See also the
Graphical Executive Summary
about our relationship development work, the
graphic illustration of the
role of our GUIDE services to support investment decisions, and the
illustrating how the investment support process works (both SICR and GUIDE
the potential "participants"?
Aside from active
or potential "participants",
GDI Solutions has already identified thousands of other useful contacts and
information resources to assist investors, some of which are selectively
identified in the same lists where the active participants will be shown on this
website, simply for ease of reference by investors. In short, we will
openly disclose all our relationships with service providers, and make it
very easy to learn of their capabilities and contact them, but this will not
be to the exclusion of other service providers who we consider to be of
potential interest to investors, who will simply be listed in less detail.
New participants will generally be highlighted in the
News or Special Interest section of
this website as they join or as significant announcements are made.
The scope of their participation in these services, as well as any links to
related information about their own services, will be available for
reference through the Participants section.
Who is behind this
The business was founded by Bruce
Donnelly after more than a decade of professional work in this niche,
and more than twenty years of international experience.
Similar professionals have already been identified for potential recruitment
as soon as funding permits, and other highly-qualified candidates will be
sought (see Careers) to develop a global team of
specialists to support active participants. We are also now supported
in Europe by
based in County Durham England.
As our team grows, Biographic Profiles
will be added to highlight the experience and specialty of each
professional, such as responsibilities by geographic area or industry, and
highlight other professionals
Bruce Donnelly, President
Global Direct Investment
P.O. Box 439
Fox River Grove, IL 60021-0439