With increasing demands to outperform year after year, strategy and business development are being embraced as essential functions within every industry. Strategy and development enable companies to analyze current market conditions, develop initiatives to address concerning trends, and implement solutions to prepare for a successful future. With growing consensus about the significance of these functions, companies must place talented leaders into these impactful roles to effect change across all aspects of the organization.
Since 1990, Raines International Inc. has maintained a specialty practice in Corporate Strategy, Business Development, and M&A. Focusing on large corporate entities, financial institutions, and private equity firms, we have built what we believe to be the largest national specialty practice in this area. We have helped build numerous corporate and divisional groups from inception at the Chief Strategy Officer level through completion of the functional team.
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