The BD Guild serves as the premier voice of the business development profession.
Through collaboration, education and training, the BD Guild strives to align business development and operations professionals to elevate the community by providing its members and their organizations a common platform.
Who are we?
We are Business Development and Operations professionals who agreed—the BD profession needed a platform. Not only to lend a voice to the 38 million+ people in the United States with a business development title on LinkedIn, but to offer a bridge to strengthen the entire team’s communication. We believe that together, we exponentially increase our collective potential to fulfill our singularly desired outcomes. The association was co-founded by Joe McGovern and Sue Sylvester in 2015. Please click here to download a fact sheet on the BD Guild.
The BD Guild National Board
Our National Board represents the interests of all of the BD Guild members. They determine strategic objectives, establish specific policies, ensure the availability of adequate financial resources, provide administrative support and establish curriculum and secure instructors for the BD Guild Professional Business Developer Certification Program
We are honored to have such a distinguished list of professionals who agreed to serve on the BD Guild National Board. Click here for the full roster.
Rebecca Timmer, PBD, Wilson & Company – Chairperson
Brooke Taff, PBD, Wood Patel – Vice Chairperson
Simon Davis, Newmark Knight Frank
Joe Holmes, Univar
Dean Howard, Alston Construction
Joseph McGovern, PBD, The McGovern Group
Ted Ritter, PBD, LMI360 / DrawAlert
David Van Slyke, National Bank of Arizona
Jennifer Delaporte, Pepper Construction
Barbara Shuck, Everest Marketing Services
We are dedicated to fostering a team effort within the BD Guild and your organization. This is why we’ve created the “One-Plus-One Model” for our members. When you join as a BD Professional (or whomever a company designates), you will also receive a PLUS-ONE at a members rate to allow operations personnel to participate at individual events.
Want to get in touch? Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org