Woody HydrickOwner Woody Hydrick Consulting
With more than 20 years of experience, Woody provides location advisory consulting services for capital investment projects including new developments, relocations, expansions or consolidations. Throughout his career, he has executed site searches for clients throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia for manufacturing, distribution and back-office operations representing billions of dollars in capital investments and thousands of jobs.
He lectures frequently, presenting to economic development, utility, oil & gas, and biotechnology associations across North America and Europe.
Woody spent the last five years as an owner and Managing Director of Global Location Strategies (GLS), a site selection consultancy located in Greenville, South Carolina. Prior to joining GLS, Woody was a Managing Director in the Global Business Consulting practice of Cushman & Wakefield, one of the world’s largest commercial real estate companies, and a Project Manager for Fluor Corporation’s site selection practice.
Geographic Areas Served:
- North America – Canada, United States, Mexico
- Central America – Costa Rica, Panama
- South America – Brazil, Peru, Chile, Argentina
- Europe – Ireland, England, France, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Romania, Switzerland, Italy, Russia, Turkey
- Africa – Morocco, Egypt
- Asia – China, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand
Industries or Specialties:
- IT Technical Services Centers
- Back Office Operations
- International Site Selection
- Carbon Fibers
- Automotive Suppliers
- Consumer Products
- Life Sciences
Areas of Expertise:
Woody specializes in large scale industrial, process-intensive industries with a majority of his clients foreign (non-US) based. Projects average roughly US$500 million in capital investment and over 250 jobs. He also has extensive international and pharmaceutical site selection experience.
Prior to striking out on his own, Woody co-owned and managed an ~US$2.0 million site selection, incentive negotiation, and economic advisory consultancy based in Greenville, South Carolina. Ownership responsibilities included all aspects of business management including human resources, accounting, finance, taxation, legal, procurement, sales, etc. While at the company, total firm revenues more than doubled. Guided site selection and incentive negotiation activities around the world representing ~US$5.0 billion in announced capital investment projects and the creation of ~5,000 jobs.
While a Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield(C&W), one of the largest commercial real estate brokerage houses in the world, rose in position from Project Manager to Managing Director of the World Market Access practice within six years. Sold and managed millions of dollars in consulting revenue for site selection and incentive negotiation services. Managed and guided capital investment projects exceeding US$6.5 billion in capital investments creating thousands of jobs. Assisted companies with the global deployment of capital assets with projects stretching from Asia to Europe, to North Africa and South America.
Prior to C&W at the Global Location Strategies (GLS) division of Fluor Corporation, one of the world’s largest civil engineering and construction companies rose in position from Consultant to Project Manager within five years. Assisted GLS with the sale and management of millions of dollars in consulting revenue for site selection, economic development advisory, and incentive negotiation services. Managed and guided industrial investment projects globally representing billions in capital investments and thousands of jobs.
Notable Past Clients:
- Bristol Myers Squibb
- Novartis Pharma AG
- Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics
- Procter & Gamble
- Sanofi Pasteur
- Schering AG
- Shell Oil & Chemicals
Woody is a graduate of Athens State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
Woody, his wife, and his two sons currently live in Greer, South Carolina.
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Phone: (678) 988-0078