Nearshore Americas

Harts and Hickey Join Strategic Forces in Latin America

Hickey & Associates, LLC, a global site location and public/private advisory firm based in Minneapolis is announcing the merger of its company with HartsGroup, Inc., a multi-disciplinary consulting firm serving corporate clients in the Americas.

The combined organization will draw on the talented group of leaders from both companies, and greatly enhance the collective effort to provide advisory services in strategic Latin American markets.  The team of site selection and public incentive experts are based in key strategic markets throughout The Americas to leverage local knowledge and maximize client service.

As Founder of HartsGroup, Inc.  Ann Harts blends nearly three decades of experience in corporate real estate, economic development, site selection, and incentive advisory. Ann is fluent in domestic and international site selection, providing strategy and services on corporate site selection and public incentive advisory to global companies, as well as Community Screening Studies for M&A transactions.  She has recently completed projects in numerous Latin American countries including Brazil, Mexico and Honduras as well as the United States and Canada.  As a Director of Global Real Estate, Ann spearheaded the workforce and workplace activities for a $2billion annual revenue global BPO with a real estate portfolio of 150+ locations in over 30 countries.

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 in evaluating potential relationships”.  

With over 25 years of experience in global corporate site selection and public incentive advisory, Hickey & Associates represents clients in a broad range of industries and regions.  Jason Hickey, President of Hickey & Associates believes, “this merger will allow both organizations to provide a streamlined offering of corporate services to businesses poised for global expansion”.

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The HartsGroup will continue to service all existing clients and ongoing projects.  Future projects will be serviced under the new Hickey & Associates, LLC brand.

For more information, please contact Nathaniel Stumpf (763) 476-8800

Kirk Laughlin

Kirk Laughlin is an award-winning editor and subject expert in information technology and offshore BPO/ contact center strategies.

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