Brian Turner is an experienced international trade compliance practitioner in the design and integration of business functional procedures that comply with import and export control laws. Brian specifically has detailed experience with assisting defense and aerospace companies in the integration of export/import control laws into supply chain related procedures. Brian additionally has experience and detailed knowledge in the role of purchasing in support of defense procurement requirements.
Brian’s experience encompasses helping companies design automated business systems and solutions to create sustainable compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), U.S. Customs Regulations (19 CFR), Embargoes/Sanctions Regulations, and Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR).
Brian received his Masters of Business Administration from Indiana Tech, Value Based Six Sigma Green Belt certification from the University of Michigan, and is a Licensed U.S. Customs Broker
Matt Henson helps companies and governments improve arms proliferation controls through standardization, automation and integration of proliferation processes, policies and authorizations. Matt has spent 8 years of his career helping companies comply with IT requirements mandated by ITAR Consent Agreements. Matt has extensive experience identifying and addressing risk in business systems including Network File Drives, email, File Transfer Protocol (FTP) servers, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MESs), SharePoint, etc.
Matt’s experience extends to IT deployment and security teams to ensure export compliance requirements are understood, supported and satisfied. He understands, and can convey, how Master Data Management (MDM), Identity Management (IDM), Role-Based Access Controls (RBACs), Attribute-Based Access Controls (ABACs), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), and Digital Rights Management (DRM) solutions can be leveraged to prevent unauthorized transactions. More importantly, Matt understands how these technologies can be leveraged to enable, record, track and report authorized exports, retransfers and re-exports.
Matt received his Masters in International Trade and Development and BS in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University.
Cole Blumer has over 30 years of experience in export compliance and international trade. He has worked with numerous defense contractors in the US and abroad with onsite compliance programs, specialized training, internal and DDTC-“directed” audits and commodity jurisdiction activities.
Cole served as an Empowered Official for over fifteen (15) years as well as worked in other business disciplines including international contracts, business development, program management and international sustainment strategies. Prior to his work in the defense industry, Cole spent over several years with an international Customs Broker / Freight Forwarder in the US and abroad
Cole holds a Bachelor of Science (1986) and a Master of Business Administration (with distinction, 2000)