Charles Eidsness

Director, Business Development

Charles Eidsness is an international business development specialist with over a decade of experience working for public and private sector organizations to expand their reach in global markets. As a Director at Hudson Financial Consulting, Greg leads the firm’s business development and marketing initiatives, as well as projects leveraging his extensive experience in public policy related to economic development and international trade and investment.

Professional Highlights

  • Led project for Government of British Columbia, Canada to establish new trade and investment promotion offices across Asia, including strategy development, recruitment of local experts, and development and evaluation of key performance indicators.

  • Led organization and on-the-ground implementation of 15 international trade missions headed by Canadian political leaders to Asia, Europe, and the United States.

  • Served as program manager for the Urban Aboriginal Strategy in Vancouver, Canada; a joint federal-provincial-municipal initiative providing $1 Million in annual funding to improve the economic conditions of Canada’s indigenous people living in urban centers.

  • Coordinated project on behalf of Time Warner Inc. to design and distribute an award-winning anti-piracy public advocacy campaign for consumers in mainland China.

Outside of HFCL

Prior to joining our firm, Charles served as Director of International Market Development at Trade & Invest British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, where he designed and implemented market expansion strategies in China, Southeast Asia, Europe and the United States. Before that, Greg worked for Time Warner in Hong Kong where he worked on cross-brand business and policy initiatives to position the company for growth in Asia. He also spent a year at the National University of Singapore where he worked to advance the institution’s international partnerships.

Charles is currently completing an Executive Masters in Public Administration at the London Schools of Economics and Political Science. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Negotiation from Simon Fraser University.