Zach Kimball

Zach Kimball, Managing Director

Zach Kimball joined Development Advisors (DAI) in 2015 to provide and manage the Business Development and Marketing functions both domestically and internationally.

Zach is an experienced sales manager that will focus on domestic and international clients looking to increase ROI on capital projects in the US through incentive negotiation, site selection and incentive compliance. Prior to DAI, Zach was a National Director of Business Development for Compass Group PLC responsible for West Coast and Mid-Atlantic healthcare sales. Zach oversaw all direct outside healthcare sales activity to hospitals and continued care retirement communities. In his 9 years with Compass, Zach oversaw Compass Group’s largest growth on the West Coast and the Mid-Atlantic in growing the marketplace by 40% while forging relationships with Political Action Committees, Group Purchasing Organizations and Healthcare CEOs. Zach was named Rookie of the Year, Salesperson of the Year, and was a consistent Sales Excellence Performer while averaging $20M in new business each year. Prior to this Zach was a Vice President of Sales and Marketing with PSM Group working directly with large retail organizations and in charge of 85 direct reports and delivery of $70M in revenues annually.


MBA International Business from Manchester Business School, Manchester, UK

M.A. (English) San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

B.A. (English) College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Professional & Civic

Member of ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives)

Board Member, Carolinas Freedom Foundation

Speaking Engagements & Events

South Carolina Department of Agriculture, Food and Beverage Industry Specialist Event – March 2-4, 2018

Presenter, GABA Munich - November 16, 2017

Clarion Solicitors UK- What to Expect in the US - November 13, 2017

Neptune Advisors Pathway to Platinum Conference - October 4 & 5, 2017

Presenter, GABA Berlin - September 13, 2017

Clarion Solicitors Roundtable- Doing business in the US - September 11, 2017

CBEX Panel State of Charlotte - August 30, 2017

5/3rd Bank- State of the Economy - August 30, 2017

Del Morgan Co Webinar - June 14, 2017

Warren Averett Gulf Coast (Destin, Sarasota, Mobile) Continued Education - June 7, 2017 Presenter, GABA Bonn - May 10 & 11, 2017

Lancashire UK, Economic Development for the North - May 9, 2017

Warren Averett Montgomery Continued Education - May 3, 2017

Del Morgan Co. Webinar - March 2, 2017

Presenter, GABA Stuttgart - February 21 - 23, 2017

Warren Averett Atlanta Continued Education - February 8, 2017

Warren Averett Birmingham Continued Education - January 4, 2017

Speaker at the German-American Business Forum in Stuttgart, Germany hosted by Ebner Stolz - December 6, 2016


704-521-5240 Ext. 717

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Our Four-Step Process Is The Framework For Your Confidential Location Solution


Establish Project Scope


Site Selection & Incentive Analysis


Maximize Incentives Through Negotiation



Our Approach

CEOs and CFOs recognize they are not experts in location analysis and that their companies do not maximize incentives associated with new or routine capital investments. Our highly skilled team of former public officials and senior business executives has worked with clients throughout the United States on engagements ranging from $2 million to $1 billion in capital investment. Our diverse industry sector knowledge, subject matter expertise, and market understanding––combined with our background in the public sector––consistently add value to your capital investment decisions.


“Hiring you was one of the best decisions we made on our project. You accommodated our management style and you really added value. We appreciate everything you've done for us.”

Mr. David M. Walsh
President, Chief Executive Officer
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc.