“I’ve always wanted to see the world, and I have.”
I have worked in global markets for over 25 years, in a variety of industries. Over these last 20 years I’ve traveled the world, opening new markets to products that help folks to live longer, healthier lives.
And I have succeeded in opening many markets to American made products, creating value both for the company and for the distributors with whom I worked. The opening of foreign markets lead international revenues at a past health supplement enterprise grow from about $2 million to over $30 million over the course of 11 years. Today, they continue to be active in over 65 countries.
I’m proud to say that this achievement attracted the attention and recognition from some impressive organizations for outstanding export results.
President’s E-Award for Export Excellence – the U.S Dept of Commerce
President’s E-Star Award – for continued excellence in exporting
Illinois Governor’s Export Award – two times
S. Commercial News Exporter of the Year
Health & Beauty category
I am also active with the District Export Council (DEC), I have been a member of the Illinois DEC since 2001, where I am currently the Vice-Chair. I also serve on the National District Export Council, where I served as Chair, and I continue to be a member of the Steering Committee.
In addition to my involvement with the DECs, I served as Vice-Chair of the Global Connections Committee for the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.
I am a firm believer in the strength and appeal of American products and I continue to actively help others pursue their goals by offering my time and services in support of the Commercial Service and Ex-Im bank as well as World Business Chicago’s Metro Chicago Exports program and ExporTech, as well as some of the local colleges and Universities in Chicago, through the sharing of my knowledge and experiences in global business. This has included:
- Panelist at the Ex-Im Bank’s Exports Live Chicago program twice
- Presenter at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce on introduction to exporting
- Speaker at the International Trade Association seminar on defending your IP in China.
- Presentation at the U.S. Patent and Trade Office, for the China IPR training
- Member of the National District Export Council – Trade Policy and Legislative Affairs Committees
Let’s talk! See how I can help you build your business and create value for you and your customers. I’ve done it before and I feel confident about what I can do for you. Thanks so much.