About CAI

The CAI Global Group has facilitated investment projects valued at more than $8.5 billion, which directly contributed to the creation and preservation of more than 23.000 jobs for over 200 different private sector clients.

CAI is a private consulting firm with expertise in investment project strategy, financing and implementation. Known as specialists in project financing (or financial incentive) maximization, CAI’s advisory services begin at the development stage of a project or acquisition, through to the financing, and then to the site selection, financing negotiation and implementation stages. CAI knows how to close the deal with over thirty years of experience in this domain. As part of the project’s lifecycle, CAI conducts various forms of data intelligence research, industry studies and economic benefit models. CAI brings quantifiable value added results to its clients.

For its public sector clients, CAI brings years of site selection experience and investment project knowledge to jurisdictions. CAI has assisted numerous economic development agencies and has created their value propositions, identification and validation of industrial sectors, clustering initiatives, FDI attraction and retention strategies, certification expertise, and training, as it relates to all of the above. CAI’s investment readiness diagnostic provides a tool for EDOs to conduct a self-evaluation of their ability to respond to investment inquiries.

CAI bases its success on its highly professional, diversified and multilingual team of consultants, which allows for optimal communication at all times.

Experts in

· Investment project strategy

· Project financing management, negotiation and maximization of the investment project (financing breakdown, government incentives and equity research)

· Site selection and project implementation

· Economic development services

· Training and mentoring

TIMELINE
1984
Business was launched

under the name CCL Consultech Canada

1992
First Ericsson mandate won

representing a $176 M project

corporate name change to CAI Corporate Affairs International

1998
Reached $1 billion

in client investment projects

2000
CAI wins Gold Economic Development Achievement Award

from US Business Facilities Magazine

2001
First site selection mandate in Europe
2006
CAI nominated Top 6 Gurus in Site Selection

by Corporate Location Magazine

Launch of the first annual Forum for Senior Managers of Quebec Foreign Subsidiaries

2014
CAI’s growth mode: opening of offices in Toronto and New York
2015
CAI’s client investment projects surpass $8.5 billion
OUR PARTNERS
HOWARD R. SILVERMAN
Chairman 

Howard Silverman is the Founder as well as President & CEO of the CAI Global Group. Mr. Silverman started his career at Sperry Novac where he developed his site selection and financial incentive negotiation expertise. Mr. Silverman cofounded CCL Consultech Canada, a firm recognized for its government relations and strategic planning. Mr. Silverman consulted subsidiaries of foreign multinationals such as Ericsson, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft Foods and Hercules Canada among others, until the sale of Consultech in 1988.

In 1990, Mr. Silverman was nominated Director of Corporate Affairs at Ericsson Communications. His mandate allowed him to assist in attracting a world mandate from its Swedish head office, representing an investment of $176 million, with the financial assistance of the Quebec government.

JAYNE MCNAUGHTON
Founding Partner

Cofounder of CAI, Ms. McNaughton acts as the Executive Vice President & Partner. Graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Ms. McNaughton has handled all aspects of the company, paying close attention to corporate communications, client retention, corporate image, and maintaining the high standard of quality that is reflective in the company’s core service offerings.

Her journey and long experience in the realm of economic development has contributed to many of CAI’s initiatives such as, the New York Centre of Commerce for Export, the Quebec chapter of the Canadian Advanced Technology Association, and the Forum of Senior Leaders of Foreign Multinationals in Quebec, to name a few.

MARC BEAUCHAMP
President and CEO

During his tenure, Mr. Beauchamp has enhanced CAI’s site selection service offering and has become a renowned expert in the field. Mr. Beauchamp has worked on numerous significant investment projects for companies such as Green Biologics, Brigestone, WesCast and Sigma Plastics, to name a few.

He has also developed tremendous expertise in economic and community development and has led mandates for clients throughout North America. Mr. Beauchamp is frequently asked to provide training and to speak on investment attraction strategies.