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Global Expansion: A View From the Trenches

Friday, October 23 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am • Organized By International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City


Planning and managing the global expansion of a business - including company culture in different countries, financial considerations and other surprises along the journey.

Jeff Hargroves is a native Kansas Citian. He is the Founder of ProPharma Group, a global business providing medical information, pharmacovigilance and compliance consulting services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Prior to this, Jeff worked in various engineering, quality and manufacturing roles for drug companies and consulting firms.

While devoted to both family and business, he also values giving back to the community, particularly through educational and entrepreneurial initiatives serving those most in need. Jeff is active in board roles and other capacities serving a variety of civic, philanthropic, private business and educational organizations. Jeff is married, with 2 teenage children, living in Kansas City, Missouri.

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