Meet Our Solutions Team
In 2007, Lisa, along with her esteemed partners, expanded our operations by establishing BDG International (India) Pvt Ltd in New Delhi, India. This journey continued with the opening of our Mumbai office in 2020. Our BDG India office has made significant contributions to the local marketplace, providing invaluable insights and top-tier services.
Lisa is a distinguished member of the Illinois District Export Council, having received her appointment from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Additionally, she holds the position of Secretary on the Executive Board of the IL District Export Council.
Within the industry, Lisa is recognized as the Vice President of the Chicago Customs Broker and Forwarder Association. Her impressive credentials include being a Licensed Customs Broker, Certificated Export Specialist, and a Certified Customs Specialist. Lisa maintains an in-depth understanding of the ever-evolving landscape of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), as well as the intricacies of Partner Government Agencies.
Having traveled extensively on professional ventures worldwide, Lisa’s role in running our India office provides her with firsthand experience in both trade and offshore business management. Her practical experience in international trade equips her with valuable insights into how importers and exporters can enhance their global processes.
With a dedicated career in international trade that spans back to 1993, Lisa is not only a consultant but also an educator who speaks and trains across the country. Her goal is to empower importers and exporters with the knowledge they need to streamline their logistics operations, implement robust corporate compliance procedures, navigate international documentation, and, most importantly, simplify the intricacies of import and export within the global landscape.
Lisa holds a Bachelor’s of Science in International Business, with a specialization in Eastern Studies, from Illinois State University.
At BDG International, we take pride in our commitment to excellence and expertise, led by professionals like Lisa, who are passionate about making global trade more accessible and efficient for our valued clients.
In 1998, Larry decided to explore the world of freight forwarding, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge from his 12 years of experience in airline cargo and sales. He continued to expand his horizons by delving into sea freight and customs brokerage services related to international export and import cargo shipments.
Larry’s journey with BDG began in 2004 when he joined the Sales team. Over the years, he progressed through various roles and was eventually promoted to the Solutions Team Executive. Under Larry’s guidance, BDG transformed its Sales Team into a solutions-focused unit, prioritizing forward-thinking solutions for clients. The team’s approach shifted to not only addressing current client needs but also proactively anticipating and planning for future requirements.
Larry has also actively engaged with various organizations on behalf of BDG International, fostering connections within the international importer and exporter communities. These include ITA/GC (International Trade Association of Greater Chicago), CAPRC (Central Asian Productivity Research Center), APICS, and HKTDC (Hong Kong Trade Development Council). Larry is known for his interactions with Chambers of Commerce, Economic Development Centers, U.S. Government Export, and Import Assistance Centers. His expertise in logistics has led to frequent invitations to speak and share information on the subject with various organizations, universities, and community colleges.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Larry has some interesting personal qualities. He is fluent in the Macedonian language and during his free time, he enjoys the art of oil painting, creating portraits and landscapes on canvas.