Jim Herbert, former managing partner at management consulting firm GlobalStrat, has been hired as business development manager for Loudoun Economic Development. He takes the position formerly held by Buddy Rizer, who was promoted to assistant director earlier this year.
Herbert brings more than 25 years of experience in business management and development to his new position, including more than five years at Middleburg-based GlobalStrat. He also served as vice president of business development for E.J. Krause and Associates, a Bethesda trade show management company with international and national clients. Herbert also co-founded and was a partner in the Association Management Bureau, which provided professional staff and administrative support for nonprofit trade organizations.
“Jim was born and raised in Loudoun, and has a passion to strengthen Loudoun as a great community to live, work and play. He has extensive private sector business development experience, particularly in trade shows and international business development,” Economic Development Director Tom Flynn said in a statement.
Among Herbert's duties will be to recruit three additional business development officers whose positions were approved by the Board of Supervisors earlier this year to help the department focus on commercial development.
“Jim will lead our eight-member commercial business development team, which is focused on attracting, expanding and retaining companies in identified industries,” Rizer said. “That includes small businesses and entrepreneurs.”