This page contains links to interesting profiles on some of our CGBPs. These professionals work in a wide range of jobs and their stories will help you better understand how they benefited from the knowledge and skills that they learned to earn and hold the credential.
“Kevin Litz has been involved in, and passionate about, international trade for decades. After living overseas during his college years, Kevin pursued a career as an international lawyer, international business consultant, and university professor.”
“Sabrina feels the CGBP credential demonstrates her expertise to her clients, which has encouraged many of them to begin exporting to new markets for the first time. This is the accomplishment she is most proud of, as she loves to watch the small businesses grow. She is looking forward to continued success advising businesses as a leader in her community.”
“I am honored to have the opportunity to share my years of training and experience with others who are interested in advancing their international business careers. The focus of BK Export Consulting is to help companies become more competitive in the international market, have a profitable and rewarding experience, and avoid the 'pitfalls' of international trade.”
“One of the most important lessons Bryan has been able to take away from his career in global business is the importance of attending the NASBITE national conference in order to build and maintain strong networking relationships with other CGBP experts. Bryan’s goal for the future is to continue assisting international exporters and importers by building greater networking opportunities in and from Alaska.”
“Alex Viva is a Certified Global Business Professional who received a dual-degree MBA/MED from IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. Alex is an International Business Development Counselor at The North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center, at NC State University.”
“Laurie Wolff is a CGBP with a passion for trade training. "I'm trying to bridge the gap between businesses, government services providers, and the educational institutions that prepare future workers, because all three have shared interests. Identifying those areas of intersection and connecting businesses with government assistance programs is part of what I do with my CGBP.”
“Mike Steensen pursued the CGBP in order to differentiate himself in the job market after graduation. Utilizing the information he learned while preparing for the CGBP exam, Mike Steensen, CGBP, of L.J. Star Inc. is able to analyze situations as they arise and choose the best strategy for his firm to advance and continue to develop into a global brand.”
“John Addessi is a Business Advisor for the Kansas SBDC, an adjunct professor, and a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP). Being able to impart research and trade knowledge learned through the CGBP program aids John in opening clients to the idea of international trade as a viable next step.
“My success in Global Business as a woman will help contribute to lessen discrimination in developing countries, and help create an environment in which girls and women will come to recognize their full potential.”
“Before pursuing his CGBP, Dr. Vijesh Jain conducted research on the certification and the offering organization. When he realized that a large number of senior US government officials with international trade related duties are CGBPs, he became interested in pursuing the certification.”