John Loyack is the Vice President of Global Business Services for the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina. In this role, John leads the department composed of the EDPNC regional offices, the International Trade Division and the small business counseling team known as Business Link North Carolina. This team supports North Carolina businesses in everything from starting up a new enterprise to expanding an existing business to the development of export strategies aimed at increasing international sales.
Previous to this, John served as the Director of International Trade for the North Carolina Department of Commerce, the state’s lead export assistance agency. On the private sector side, John has more than 25 years’ experience in the area of new product development for companies like MercuryMD, Thomson Reuters, United States Surgical and Esteve Laboratories.
John earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Spanish from Gettysburg College and holds an MBA in International Business Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is fluent in Spanish, is a patent holder and a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP®).