Rainmaker GBD expands into South-West Europe

June 2017 – For immediate release

Rainmaker Global Business Development (Rainmaker) is pleased to welcome Dr. Antonio Hurtado as its new Managing Director for South-West Europe. Based in Porto, Antonio will actively develop Rainmaker’s network in Portugal and Spain, two global leaders in the renewable energy sector, while also working to achieve growth in other European markets.

The addition of this region will elevate Rainmaker’s global reach once again and increase our connection with global trends in renewable energy while supporting Canada’s commitment to reduce its carbon footprint and develop its cleantech sector.  Antonio’s expertise in the renewables sector, along with his knowledge of the culture and fluency in the languages of the region will be key assets in Rainmaker’s approach to those markets.

During the first part of his professional career, Antonio focused on business development and investment attraction in the medical, food and industrial biotechnology sectors. He later led the Government of Alberta’s efforts to attract financial institutions and investment for the province’s energy industry.  He was also involved in the development of international technology partnerships and investment attraction activities for the province of Alberta’s cleantech sector.

Rainmaker’s Chairman, Mr. Timothy Kozmyk is excited about Rainmaker’s expansion into Southern Europe.  “Annual bilateral trade between Canada and Spain & Portugal exceeds four billion dollars and is growing rapidly.  In addition to renewable energy technology, market expansion opportunities exist in the growing health care, agriculture & food, fisheries, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, financial services and the communication & information technology industries.  The addition of Antonio will greatly enhance Rainmaker’s ability to assist clients expanding both into and from these growing markets.”

Founded in 2007, Rainmaker is a recognized leader in Global Market Expansion and Strategic Business Development. Our team of professionals has assisted hundreds of companies as they explore and develop new markets around the world.

Rainmaker has an excellent team of professionals with a varied skill set and expertise at multiple locations internationally and offers a comprehensive, niche service focused on Market Exploration, Market Qualification, Market Entry Strategy and Market Development.

We proudly add Porto to our growing list of offices established in New York, Calgary, Houston, Dubai, Aberdeen, Bogota, Mexico City, Toronto and Vienna.

Antonio Hurtado, PhD, MBA

Phone: +351 93 875 6858

Email: antonio@rainmaker-gbd.com