CFCO International facilitates business development, trade, technology transfer, intellectual property (IP)-commercialization & joint venture (JV)/strategic partnership initiatives for British, Irish and French companies seeking market expansion, as well as new sales and profit opportunities in the United States.
CFCO also provides professional services in the areas of specialist government relations, lobbying, international affairs and corporate communications support. We serve domestic and international clients involved in European-American business ventures.
In addition, CFCO works with commercial and governmental sponsors of large infrastructure development projects requiring World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), US Agency for International Development (USAID), Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), European Investment Bank (EIB) and other multilateral financial institutions.
The United States is a foreign market for European companies. Successful business development in America requires expert knowledge of the corporate, political, legal, regulatory and cultural variables that impact commercial and profit opportunities.
CFCO has acquired that expertise through varied assignments on behalf of more than 30 US-EU clients. This client experience includes diverse manufacturing, service industry, IP-commercialization, technology transfer, contract bid, marketing, product promotion, and sales activities in the United States.
EU-US EXPERTISE INCLUDES:
CFCO International advises European and American executives on cost efficient strategies and tactics to maximize profit opportunities through EU-US business development programs.
Tony R. Culley-Foster, Founder and President, CFCO International is a well-recognized business leader, lobbyist, salesman, educator, athlete and motivator.
Born in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Mr. Culley-Foster was educated in Ireland, England, and the United States.
Through a lifetime mentor relationship with W. Clement Stone, Founder and Chairman AON Corporation, Chicago, Success Magazine and the Stone Foundation; Mr. Culley-Foster immigrated to the United States, worked as Personal Assistant to W. Clement Stone and established an international network of powerful and influential business, government, press/media, philanthropic and civic leaders.
He brings years of extensive top-level, European-American business, trade, entrepreneurship, marketing, sales and lobbying expertise, as well as a “can do” enthusiasm to his business activities on behalf of European and international clients.
Mr. Culley-Foster, in November 1985, established CFCO International, a Washington, DC-based international business consultancy specializing in business management, government relations and corporate communications support services to the senior management of European companies either doing business in the United States or seeking to enter the American market.
Twenty years of successful European-American business experience has earned Mr. Culley-Foster an international reputation for decisively facilitating business, sales and profitability results for CFCO International’s clients.
CFCO International’s success formula includes knowing how to identify, qualify and work with key business influencers and executives with strategic, budgeting and spending authority in American companies and government agencies.
SOME OF OUR PROJECT EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:
Establishment of a wholly owned multibillion-dollar American subsidiary for a prominent British multinational company. It involved top-level US-UK government-to-government relations, business development, and market positioning issues, with senior European and American corporate and political leaders.
Development and promotion of the American affiliates of diverse European multinational manufacturing, service and technology companies through programs that expanded new business/sales and enhanced profitability, high-level networks and corporate social responsibility.
Commercialization of prototype IP and facilitation of technology transfers, through the brokering of JV/strategic partnerships/MULAs with American prime contractors and US government sources within the US Department of Defense, Homeland Security, Intelligence Community, General Services Administration and other federal, state and municipal contract/ bid programs.
Creation of marketing, product/service promotion and sales support programs to secure new business orders from American companies.
Implementation of international affairs, corporate communications and government relations/lobbying strategies to secure World Bank, IMF, EIB and other multilateral agency support for partial risk guarantees, grants/loans and financing for large infrastructure development projects.
Securing World Bank Board approval for the partial risk guarantee and financing of a $1.3 billion 1100 MW French-Thai-Laotian hydroelectric project in southeast Asia. Accomplished through a multiyear government relations/lobbying, international affairs and corporate communications program.
CFCO International provides specialist business support services and professional representation to help European executives achieve their profitability goals in commercial and government market sectors in the United States.
Performance-based, business driven and cost-efficient service has earned CFCO International a solid reputation for producing the desired results for European manufacturing, service and technology companies doing business in the United States
Argus Press Holdings
Beijing Morgan Investment Inc.
Belfast International Airport
BET Plant Services
Bowles Corporate Services Inc.
British Airways plc.
British American Chamber of Commerce
British Nuclear Fuels Ltd.
Costain Marine International
Electricitie de France
Franklin & Andrews
Fuel Freedom International LLC.
Hestair Management Services
ICADE – France
John Laing plc.
Nam Theun 2 Power Company
North West Water
Quintiles Transnational Corporation Inc.
Reed International plc.
Republic of Chad
Severn Trent plc.
Shorrock Electronic Systems
Solid Terrain Modeling Inc.
United Transport International plc.
World Bank Group