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The link highlights why our services are free to corporate executives, and
explains the typical scope and cost of providing such support (as funded
The value isn't measured by the cost, however, but
rather by the potential impact on project plans which may involve
investments of tens
of millions of dollars, with a long-term impact on company performance
and shareholder value.
Explaining the vision :
capital markets analogy
Financial markets bring
investors, investment services, and investments together efficiently and
share valuable information.
GDI Solutions is trying to do the same thing to
consolidate the highly fragmented direct investment project market into
a much more efficient marketplace for the benefit of all participants.
Download a 2 page article (Adobe PDF) summarizing what we do
How to participate,
and who should participate.
Whether you are just
starting to gather information for a single project as part of a
long-term plan, or already have responsibility for multiple projects
worldwide, give us a call.
Although our primary focus is to support major
projects (involving over 50 jobs within 3 years), we try to help others.
If we can't help you, we'll say so. The contact details are at the
top of the page.
it works : like a "Hot Line" or "One Stop Shop"
Active participants (corporate executives anywhere in a company, as well
as area representatives and professional service providers) work with a
single global relationship leader at GDI Solutions.
There is a single point of contact for any service,
anywhere. It doesn't get much easier than that. The global
relationship leader becomes your connection to every capability we can
|The importance of an ongoing working
Better knowledge of your company and the
key executives who may be involved in project planning provides the
foundation for delivery of faster and better services, including the
ability to anticipate needs or opportunities which you may not yet have
identified, based upon our knowledge and network of contacts.
|Introductory meetings at your business
In general, there is no substitute for meeting face to
face, and visiting operations similar to a planned project, for many
reasons. This is not a "do it yourself" business based on website
tools. It is based on personal relationships and well-qualified
|The role of the relationship leader at GDI
As GDI Solutions grows through the attraction
of more active participants, the team of relationship leaders will be
expanded so that more companies can be supported with better services.
The concept of a team of global relationship leaders
is central to the vision behind GDI Solutions, because these are the
people with the professional expertise and contacts to understand and
anticipate business needs, and connect executives to the most relevant
professional services and locations for their purposes.
During the startup phase,
Bruce Donnelly will perform this
role directly. (link to biographic sketch) Similar
professionals will be added to the team as quickly as resources permit.
Performance goals and
metrics for services
In our experience, top
executives often struggle for months trying to find the information and
contacts they need. Our goal is to cut that down to minutes,
hours, or a few days in general, and a few weeks for even the most
complex (but viable) requirements.
The speed and quality of the work can shorten project
timelines substantially, reduce costs, and lead to much better outcomes.
The value of executive time saved can be dramatic, since less time spent
on routine research work can enable executives to focus instead on much
higher-value tasks which require their expertise.
|Scope of free services
Almost everything we do is free to corporate executives. The scope
is limited by our available resources, which should grow as more area
representatives and professional service providers decide to participate
actively and fund our services because of the potential benefits of our
work for their own purposes.
Custom or shared research beyond the free scope
Most support is quick, easy, and entirely free. The impossible
takes a little longer, as they say. Some needs may require custom
research work or shared research with other participants who have the
same interests, but this should be very uncommon.
Why is this service valuable to executives?
Major projects involve more than just the direct capital
investment. They affect the entire future of the company.
Faster and better projects can have a significant impact on company
performance for many years.
Although our work is free, there is high value in
professional support work to develop more successful projects. Our
role is to introduce the professional services, business locations, and
information sources which can contribute to more successful investments.
|How do we define success for our services?
We've been successful if you are satisfied, for many
years after an investment decision was taken, that we helped you to
quickly find the most appropriate location for a project, and introduced
service providers or knowledge which added very high value to the
success of your project (lower costs, higher and faster returns).
As a simple rule of thumb, we strive to cut project
timelines by months, and to add hundreds of thousands of dollars (or
millions) in value to the company for free, by introducing professionals
who are known to routinely deliver that level of value for similar