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Sven Gerzer Enhances Parker Poe Consulting's Services, Based in North Carolina

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  • June 03, 2024

Charlotte, NC – Parker Poe Consulting LLC (PPC) is pleased to announce Sven Gerzer has joined its site selection and economic development services division. Sven brings over 20 years of experience advising companies and economic development organizations (EDOs).

Sven grew up and began his economic development career in Munich, Germany. He is bilingual in German and English, proficient in French, and has an extensive network in Europe, with particularly deep ties in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. He led West Virginia’s European office in Munich, served as vice president of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce (now the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance), and managed a team of location strategy professionals at Deloitte. His background enables him to advise clients on the cultural nuances that are key to success and bridge the gap that can exist between what clients and community leaders want.

Sven, based in Charlotte, is now a principal with PPC and a member of Parker Poe's Business Expansion & Location Solutions (BELS) Team. The BELS Team is a collaboration of Parker Poe attorneys and PPC consultants that provides legal and location solutions for companies establishing or expanding their operations across the United States.

Sven will advise companies on site selection and foreign direct investment (FDI), including location strategy, labor market analysis, logistics and supply chain analysis, and financial incentives.

Sven will also consult with EDOs on their initiatives to recruit international companies.

The Charlotte mayor honored Sven in 2024 with the Global Leader Award for his outstanding service connecting the community to international markets. Additionally, he served on the board of the Deutsche Schule Charlotte (German School Charlotte), the City of Charlotte International Cabinet (advising city council on international business and immigrant integration), and on the leadership board of the German American Chamber of Commerce's North Carolina Chapter.

About Parker Poe Consulting
Parker Poe Consulting - Location Solutions is a corporate site selection and economic incentives consulting firm. The Parker Poe Consulting team provides site selection services to find data-driven solutions for clients who are expanding their footprints and considering new capital investments and job creation. Additionally, Parker Poe Consulting provides economic incentives consulting services to growing companies, helping clients navigate and negotiate incentives for economic development projects.

Parker Poe Consulting also has separate government relations and local government services divisions. Although Parker Poe Consulting LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, it is a distinct entity, is not a law firm, and does not provide legal services.