Best Practices

U.S.SourceLink Hires New Business Development Officer to Fuel Expansion

Published Nov 16, 2015 by Sarah Mote

U.S.SourceLink welcomes Brian Raleigh as its new chief business development officer. Raleigh will lead the effort for global expansion of the SourceLink network, helping communities around the world build stronger entrepreneurial ecosystems and create an environment where entrepreneurship can flourish. 

“I am very excited to join the U.S.SourceLink team,” Raleigh said.  “As an entrepreneur, I know firsthand how hard entrepreneurship is and how difficult it can be to find the resources you need to grow when you're in the middle of crafting a grand idea. I look forward to helping communities around the nation and around the world build vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems to help give their entrepreneurs the edge and resources they need to create jobs and build stronger communities."

Raleigh brings extensive experience and a deep understanding of the struggles entrepreneurs face—and how critical the right resource, at the right time can be in a company’s success. Raleigh was co-founder of R&R Marketing in Overland, Kansas, where he was most recently vice president of sales and marketing. With 20 years of experience in consumer goods sales, he has demonstrated experience in penetrating new markets though development of products that meet the needs of consumers.

“With Brian on our team, we’re well poised to build on the momentum from our most recent launches in Baltimore and Puerto Rico,” said Maria Meyers, director of the UMKC Innovation Center and founder of KCSourceLink and U.S.SourceLink. “We look forward to helping more communities build entrepreneurial ecosystems, connecting entrepreneurs with relevant, on-the-ground resources that they need to succeed and sharing best practices around the country and around the globe.”

For more information, call 844-804-8775 or email raleighb@ussourcelink.com.