thinkCOMPASS is proudly recognized as an official Quality Service Provider for the CME Technology Assessment Program funded by FedDev Ontario! With $25,000 in eligible funding, the program provides direct financial support to individual employers who wish to assess the use and implementation of technology in their current business process.
thinkCOMPASS helps companies and economic development agencies develop and implement market entry strategies to succeed in foreign markets or attract FDI to their communities.
Gerald focuses on research, strategy and business development and applies his experience and expertise to guide organizations to succeed. As a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) and an international business development executive Gerald has extensive experience in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) and advising companies on how to setup their operations in Canada. He has assisted well over 100 foreign companies to start operations in Canada, creating almost 5,000 new direct jobs and contributing over $547.0 million to the local GDP.
He has worked for large consulting companies, the federal and provincial governments and most recently for a non-profit agency where he developed and implemented an innovative market entry program that continues to attract FDI into the region. Since 2010 he has focused on Latin America in particular Brazil and assisting a number of companies to establish their operations in Canada.
Gerald Pisarzowski has over 40 years of private and public sector experience in economic development, strategy, FDI attraction, marketing and sales. His focus is on helping companies internationalize their business and communities develop their economy and attract foreign direct investment. His resume provides an overview of his career and highlights some of the assignments that he has successfully completed.
Areas of Expertise
Market Research & Entry Strategies
FDI Attraction Strategies & Missions
Foreign Agency Representation
Assisted foreign companies to start operations in Canada
Developed & implemented innovative FDI attraction strategies
Developed award winning economic development strategies