About Us


Global Business Development, LLC (GBD) was formed on January 25, 1999 as a small business, Limited Liability Company.  GBD has a successful track record in management and business consulting for private sector and government agencies and programs.  GBD also has experience in international business development. 

Approved as a SBA 8(a) Certified minority small business on December 9, 2013.
​Duns No. 078446491; Cage Code: 6QJ66; WA MBE Certification M3M0024061,
​DBE Certification D3M0024061


LYNN D. FRENCH, MHA, JD, President & CEO


Lynn D. French is the managing member of GBD.  Mr. French has over 30 years of experience in management and business, including operating and capital budgets, facilities and project management; strategic planning, financial, market, and cost-benefit analysis, organization development, human resource management, training and consulting, facility design, development and construction.

Mr. French received his BA in Economics and his Masters in Health Administration from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.  Mr French also received a Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law.

PATRICIA WALKER RN, BSN, MA CLNC, DHA, Vice President, Health & Long Term Care Services

 Patricia Walker serves as the Executive Director (ED) for Life Manor Assisted Living has an extensive background in health care that spans over 30 years in nursing as a staff nurse and director of nursing.  Her experience includes the care and treatment of persons with spinal cord injuries, kidney failure and persons in need of kidney/pancreas transplantation.  She has also served as a solid organ recovery clinical coordinator.  Ms. Walker is a Washington State Nurse Delegator, Certified Nursing Assistant Instructor (CNA), CPR & First Aid Instructor, and Certified Legal Nurse Consultant.  She received her LPN from Danville Community College in 1971; Associate of Science in Nursing from Seattle Central Community College in 1989; a BS in Nursing from Seattle Pacific University in 1997; and a Masters in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix in 2003. 

LIANORA HOLMES, Executive Assistant to Global Business Development's President & CEO.

 Lianora Holmes serves as the Business Manager for Life Manor Assisted Living where she is responsible for all payroll, accounts receivables and payables, personnel management and executive management support.  Ms. Holmes is a Veteran of the U.S. Army who served as a Financial Management Technician, Specialist/E4, at the Joint Base Lewis McChord from July 2008 through July 2012.  She also provided financial management support for soldiers deployed to the Regional Command-East in Jalalabad, Afghanistan where she completed a year of duty (October 2010 - October 2011).  Ms. Holmes joined the Global Business Development management team upon receiving an Honorable Discharge from the Army in July 2012.



Nicholas started his professional career in insurance and risk management and has worked for some of the largest financial institutions in the world. His practice includes: Foreclosure Defense including Judicial/Non-judicial Foreclosure Consultation, Short Sale Negotiations, Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure, Cash for Keys and Deed for Keys (D4K); Bankruptcy including Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings and negotiating alternatives for debt relief and elimination of debt; Federal and State Tax Laws including real estate transactions, individual taxation issues, and business taxation issues applicable to Corporations, LLC’s, Partnerships, and Sole Proprietorships; and International Taxation issues involving the Foreign Income Tax Credit, creating and executing a plan for overseas transactions to minimize tax liabilities, U.S. taxation of foreign persons, including nonresident aliens and foreign corporations earning U.S. sources of income.

Jack Ladhur, BA, CIMA, PMP

 Jack Ladhur has over 17 years solid work experience in diverse sectors and functional areas, including full life-cycle implementation and management of IT projects, especially ERP (Financials) implementation projects. he has worked on IT and business process re-engineering projects in the higher education and governmental sector and industries such as financial services, logistics, retail, telecom , and manufacturing. Mr. Ladhur has extensive hands-on experience in performing ERP package evaluations, functional fit/gap analysis, configuration, testing and business process design and re-engineering and implementing and integrating ERP systems software (PeopleSoft, SAP, Oracle, Sieble). Mr. Ladhur received a BA in Accounting and Finance from Leeds Metropolitan University, England in 1994. He is a Chartered Management Account (CMA) and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).


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