international business development
 

 

 
international business development
 

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After years of working beside high-profile entrepreneurs and corporate executives in eight countries and seven languages, I've learned quite a bit about what it takes to be successful. Whether you look at an old-school scion or a Millennial tech founder, technical expertise alone isn't sufficient to be successful. You need to learn to be agile, cosmopolitan and a systems thinker.

A great business development consultant possesses these three qualities as well as empathy. They deftly help you understand the strengths and weakness in yourself as well as your organization, immediately making you feel smarter, sharper and more capable than ever before.

I provide strategic, tactical and operational planning and execution to clients across industries and continents. Specialized in cross-cultural and internationalization success thanks to my skills in over five languages and long-term residence in eight countries, my "magic sauce" is making the big things seem very conquerable. I will guide you into breaking your business down into manageable pieces, encouraging you to prioritize simplicity and transparency to optimize relationships, increase focus and maximize financial returns.

Most of my clients come from the design, entertainment, media, and luxury sectors, although I do also have significant experience in the legal and tech industries. Regardless of their background, my clients consistently depend on me to support them in achieving their goals with enthusiasm, thoughtfulness and sustainability.

  • LinkedIn - White Circle
  • Business Development

  • Operations Systems 

  • Legal & Financial Liaison

  • Communications, PR & Events

  • Human Resources

  • Relocation and Locations

  • International Sales & Procurement

  • Retail and Wholesale

  • Bricks & Mortar/Ecommerce

  • International Marketing 

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A bit of what I do, a little bit of what I like.

 
 

ABOUT

Born to a Scandinavian family in San Francisco, I had a fairly typical  childhood - for a product of the Bay Area in the 70s, that is!

 

As a teenager I moved to Europe and had the great luck to live for considerable time in the UK, France, Italy, Sweden, Luxembourg, Italy, and Germany.

I started my career with the retail hustle at 13 years old, offering to work for free until I turned 14 and could legally work.

A handful of years later, I took my blag to the iconic impresario, Bill Graham, and grabbed simultaneous spots both at his concert management and concert merchandising businesses.

Fast forward two years and I was living in London, writing for publications such as NME, The Guardian, I-D, and Vox, just to name a few.

ABOUT

Born to a Scandinavian family in San Francisco, I had a fairly typical  childhood - for a product of the Bay Area in the 70s, that is! 

 

As a teenager I moved to Europe and had the great luck to live for considerable time in the UK, France, Italy, Sweden, Luxembourg, Italy, and Germany.

I started my career with the retail hustle at 13 years old, offering to help out for free until I turned 14 and could legally work.

A handful of years later, I took my blag to the iconic impresario, Bill Graham, and grabbed simultaneous spots both at his concert management and concert merchandising businesses.

Fast forward two years and I was having the time of my life in  London, writing for such publications as NME, The Guardian, I-D, and Vox, just to name a few.

Most recently my energy and focus has been on tech startups and contemplating on how to build for-profit social enterprises that increase economic empowerment.

If I had to sum myself up in one phrase, it would be a quote from Karl Lagerfeld: "Ma curiosité est insatiable, je vampirise l’air du temps.”

Later I had a fling as a production assistant for major film and television studios, but decided to settle in Paris, where my communications and media experience came in handy (e.g. DDB/Omnicom) and eventually settled for over a decade in the luxury goods sector (e.g. Ritz Paris and LVMH).

My favorite country is Italy, where I lived and worked on and off for a number of years. I look forward to a retirement there one day, nestled between the hills and lakes of the north.

 

CONTACT

No matter where you are in the world, if you have a big project or a mini one, drop me a line!

ks@kristinasvensson.com
Mobile: +1 202 820 7454