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Senior Consultant


‍We think, we design and we deliver solutions to companies and organizations who want to leverage global business opportunities to grow their economic base, while minimizing their market due diligence costs and risks.


Tony Romano is an international business development executive with over 20 years of experience in delivering business solutions to clients. Prior to founding his own firm, Tony was a senior executive at two leading foreign direct investment attraction agencies for the Toronto Region responsible for developing the European market. He has executed over 25 international business missions in 11 countries successfully establishing in-market lead generation infrastructures and connecting his clients to global trade and investment opportunities.

He has directed public and private sector teams that have assisted over 500international companies in evaluating and facilitating their market entry strategy into North America. Collectively, the team attracted 156 new international companies, creating 5,220 direct-jobs, contributing over $574 million annually to the GDP of the region.

Tony Romano founded Global VantageTRI, a company providing a suite of strategic consulting services to its clients, including strategies for entering a new market, trade & export development, business development & lead generation, industry sector research and execution of FDI strategies. Global Vantage leverages its broad-based international network of business intermediaries in Europe, South America, Asia and the U.S, to help companies and organizations to expand their business growth objectives. It is this knowledge, coupled with our strong local partnerships and strategic alliances, that we bring to bear to every client with a reputation for delivering results.

Areas of Expertise

Research and Market Evaluation
Strategic Stakeholder Relations
Business Development
In-market Representation
FDI Business Missions


Developed lead generation infrastructures in key European markets
Assisted foreign companies in establishing operations in Canada
Delivered FDI programs on budget and on time to drive investment results.

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