We're Masters at Business Development

Business Development Is All We Do

Founded in 1979, MBDi is a global Business Development services firm headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, providing expertise in Business Development best practices in the national security, defense, scientific, energy and engineering industries. MBDi‘s mission is to transform our clients’ organizations and people into proven Business Development leaders by addressing the conditions and behaviors that assure positive culture change creating clear paths to professional success. Our proven approach, proprietary methodologies and high caliber of each Business Development consultant are what set us apart from other Business Development services firms. Our core focus is on identifying the primary BD components that are missing or out of alignment in your BD organization that block maximum revenue growth.

Each Consultant is Executive Level

All of our consultants are former CEO’s, managing partners, senior military officers or senior Business Development experts. Each provides deep subject matter expertise in Business Development in addition to real-world experience in your industry. They’ve walked in your shoes. They’ve worked in your industry. They understand the pressure you are under to achieve superior revenue results. Most importantly, they know what works. They know what doesn’t. And they know the clearest and shortest path to get you there.

Deep Industry Experience

MBDi intentionally limits its practice to a small group of highly technical industries. We firmly believe that in order to offer you real value, we must know more than you. Going deep versus broad assures you that our consultants possess the specialized industry experience, knowledge, insights, and ability to guide you to strong revenue results.

Driving Revenue Results for 40+ Years

For over four decades MBDi has placed its focus one hundred percent on driving revenue results for Business Development organizations. Many of our clients are recognized leaders in their industry. Others are the ones aspiring to become their industry leader.

Whether your organization is leading the way and wanting to maintain the leadership position or your organization is striving for that coveted spot, each MBDi Business Development consultant knows what it takes to get or keep you there. In recognition of our effectiveness, we can humbly state that 95% of our clients are repeat clients based on our consistent ability to generate real revenue results.

Understanding Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice

At MBDi a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace is one where all employees, advisors, contractors, and workshop participants, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, or disability, feels valued and respected. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunity for participation, employment, and advancement in all our departments, programs, and worksites. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are valued and heard.

Our Leadership

MBDi – Carla Caputo Searcy
Carla Caputo-Searcy
Managing Partner
MBDi – William (Bill) Schleessele
William Scheessele
Founding Member
MBDi – Kathy Schleessele
Kathy Scheessele
Founding Member
Liza Cirlot Looser
Managing Partner

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