Nearshore America’s “Top 50 Power Ranking of Most Influential Executives” describes Ann Harts as “a thorough and reliable advisor whose site selection and negotiating expertise make her one of the region’s most knowledgeable partners. Ann is savvy, aggressive, gets things done and gets answers for her clients”. As President/Founder of HartsGroup, Ann blends experience in real estate, finance and community economic development and is fluent in domestic and international site selection, public incentive advisory and real estate transaction management. She has spearheaded the corporate real estate activities for a $2billion annual revenue contact center company with a global portfolio of 150+ locations in 30+ countries.
Ann provides strategy and services on corporate site selection, public incentive advisory to global companies, as well as Community Screening Studies for M&A transactions. She has recently completed projects in Brazil, Honduras, United States and China.
Ann is a contributing writer and expert for several publications to include most recently Nearshore Americas, who named her in 2010, 2011 and 2012 to the top 20 in the “Top 50 Power Ranking of Most Influential Executives”. She is an award-winning speaker on site location and economic development, having received CoreNet’s Luminary Award and was recently the keynote speaker at Nicaragua and Mauritius’ recent foreign investment conferences. Ann sits on the boards of the Nearshore Executive Alliance as well as Twin Valley Communications and ISG Technologies.