Team NEO Hires Director of Business Development – Technology

Neil Singh to help advance regional technology development and adoption

Neil SinghTeam NEO has hired Neil Singh as Director of Business Development – Technology – a new role for the regional economic development organization as it increases efforts to help companies with emerging technology adoption that will impact both the informational technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) sides of an organization, from the internet of things to artificial intelligence to blockchain.

Singh will design and execute a business development program to bring awareness and investment to Northeast Ohio technology companies. He will leverage working relationships with regional partners to develop technology strategies and joint programs that spur growth and adoption. He will also connect with mid-market businesses to help them explore and understand available opportunities, resources, talent, and networks.

“We are delighted to welcome Neil to Team NEO,” said Jay Foran, Team NEO Sr. Vice President of Industry and Innovation. “His considerable, diverse technology experience will allow him to quickly play a role in advancing our smart manufacturing cluster efforts.”

Prior to joining Team NEO, Singh was Chief Strategy Officer at Mirari LLC where he worked on mixed/augmented reality solutions and assisted the company in creating a number of strategic relationships. Singh hails from New Zealand where he developed and commercialized research grants for a funding database utilized by colleges and universities. Prior to this, he also worked for a number of creative organizations in software development and IT.

Singh holds a Master of Business & Marketing from Unitec Institute of Technology and The University of Auckland, where his thesis results earned publication in five international journals.

About Team NEO

Team NEO is a business development organization focused on creating jobs for Northeast Ohio’s residents. In collaboration with our partners, it leads the region’s business attraction efforts, supports business retention and expansion work as Northeast Ohio’s JobsOhio affiliate, accelerates the impact of innovation in the region, and aligns strategies and resources within the economic development network to maximize its impact. In addition, Team NEO provides tools to assist employers in attracting talent to the region.

Team NEO is part of the Northeast Ohio Economic Development network, providing business decision-makers with access to customized solutions that accelerate growth, foster innovation and mitigate risk through a connected and collaborative ecosystem.