Gunilla’s experience as a business matchmaker and senior international executive is a great asset to Winvale.
WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) September 06, 2013
Winvale, a premier government consultancy and solutions provider, announced today the appointment of Gunilla Girardo as Director, Business Development. This nomination strengthens Winvale’s team as Girardo brings over 20+ years of entrepreneurial leadership and international business development experience to Winvale. Prior to joining Winvale, Girardo held positions in several American and Swedish organizations where she helped companies grow by identifying opportunities and facilitating new business relations.
As Director, Business Development, Girardo is responsible for helping grow Winvale’s client portfolio of cutting-edge companies in the cloud, mobility, energy, and healthcare verticals. She will also focus on developing new international relationships to expand Winvale’s presence beyond North America.
“Gunilla’s experience as a business matchmaker and senior international executive is a great asset to Winvale, our clients, and the markets we serve,” said David Sonde, Managing Partner of Winvale. “She has experience at all stages of growth from startups to multi-million dollar companies, across a wide range of industries, and we are excited that she has joined Winvale as we push forward in our next phase of growth.”
"It’s exciting to be part of this team and I look forward to helping expand Winvale’s reach. My colleagues have built an outstanding platform for companies to enter and expand their business with the U.S. Government. What is most important to me is the ability to continue to do what I do best, which is to help companies grow and connecting them with the people, opportunities, and tools to be successful,” said Gunilla Girardo.
Prior to joining Winvale, Girardo was President for Next Level – USA, an executive coaching company, and before that she was the President for the Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce – USA. During her 10 years at the helm of the Chamber, she grew the organization into the second largest European Chamber of Commerce in the U.S. Before moving to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area 19 years ago, she was program director for IBS of Sweden where she was responsible for their markets in Washington, D.C., England, Germany, Spain and France. She currently serves as an advisor and board member for several international companies including Willowdale Financial Partners, Carnegie Worldwide, STS Foundation, The Business Exit Forum, and Next Level – USA.
Winvale is a government sales consultancy and leading advisor on business strategy and procurement. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Winvale provides expertise to companies seeking to conduct business with federal, state and local governments. Winvale also offers services designed to help companies reach government buyers quickly by allowing those companies to place their products and services on its existing contract vehicles. Winvale’s client portfolio includes many small emerging firms as well as Fortune 500 and international companies. For more information, visit http://www.winvale.com/.