J. Summer Rogers

J. Summer Rogers

President

BS Molecular Biology / Bioengineering – UCSD, San Diego, CA.
International Baccalaureate Scholar

International business professional since 2006.
Verticals of expertise: Startups, Technology, Consumer Products, Food/Beverage, Pharma/Biotech.
Areas / fields of expertise: Management, Business Strategy, Business Development, Operations.
Regions of expertise: USA, Latin America, EU
Number of countries visited: 9

Other career accomplishments:

  • Award-winning startup CEO and entrepreneur.
  • Launched products and services for new and niche markets in food/beverage, digital health, artificial intelligence, clinical trials, fitness, and medical tourism.

Eric Gomez

Eric Gomez

CEO

BS Mechanical Engineering – UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.
MBA Real Estate Finance – McCombs School of Business. University of Texas. Austin, TX.

International business professional since 2003.
Verticals of expertise: CPG, cannabis, real estate, technology.
Areas / fields of expertise: Strategy, management, M&A, finance, distribution.
Regions of expertise: Latin America, Africa, Western Europe.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese.
Countries lived in: USA, Mexico.
Number of countries visited: 44

Other career accomplishments: 

  • Data-com engineer for fortune 50 companies AT&T and Verizon.
  • Asset manager for global industrial REIT ProLogis.
  • Founder/CEO of CSD16 (cannabis seed-stage investment fund).
  • Investor/manager of portfolio of tech, health, CPG, and fashion companies.
  • Board member / advisor / mentor for various seed-stage companies.

Gui Cunha

Gui Cunha

Director, Operations & Partner Relations

BA International Business – SDSU, San Diego, CA.

International business professional since 2012.
Verticals of expertise: Logistics, CPG.
Areas / fields of expertise: Operations, Management, Distribution, POS Brand Visibility, Data Analysis, Business Development, Procedures Compliance, Shipping, Business Onboarding, Tech Implementation, Trainings.
Regions of expertise: North America, Latin America, Asia, Europe.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese.
Countries lived in: USA, Brazil, Argentina.
Number of countries visited: 8

Emilia Manzaneque

Emilia Manzaneque

Director, Market Development

BS Biotechnology Engineering – ITESM. Querétaro, México.
MBA– Rady School of Management, UCSD. San Diego, CA.

International business professional since 2015.
Verticals of expertise: CPG.
Areas / fields of expertise: Market research.
Regions of expertise: Latin America.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English, Italian.
Countries lived in: Mexico, Spain, Italy, USA
Number of countries visited: 30+

Rafael Gutiérrez

Rafael Gutiérrez

Director, Business Development

DI BS – Universidad Iberoamericana. Mexico City, Mexico.

International business professional since 1985.
Verticals of expertise: Key accounts & corporate sales – food & beverages commercial equipment.
Areas / fields of expertise: Sales & Mkt., market & product development, Industrial design & manufacture.
Regions of expertise: Mexico, USA, EU, South America, Central America & Caribbean.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English.
Countries lived in: Mexico, USA.
Number of countries visited: 25

Other career accomplishments:
Industrial designer experienced in commercial equipment for food & beverage industry, supermarket & C-stores, restaurants & hotel chains. Highly emphasis on a customer service relationship. Proficient in international and domestic markets sales, strategic markets positioning, territory growth & development, key customer retention, selling strategies, organizational leadership and team building work. Successful commercial relationship with International leader Key Accounts & Global Groups as ALSEA, OXXO, SORIANA, HEB, WALMART, COCA COLA, PEPSI, POSTOBON and POLAR BEER.

Victor Lucia

Victor Lucia

Director, Craft Beer Sales & Operations

BS Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts – ULA, Mexico City, Mexico
MBA Candidate Hospitality Management – EUHT St. Pol de Mar, Catalunya, Spain
MBA Candidate Tourism Planning – Universitat de Girona, Catalunya, Spain

International business professional since 2021.
Verticals of expertise: F&B, Hospitality, Retail, Alcoholic Beverages.
Areas/fields of expertise: Management, Operations, Strategy, Customer Service, Cost Control, Audit, Consulting.
Regions of expertise: Mexico.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English, Portuguese.
Countries lived in: Mexico, Spain.
Number of countries visited: 8

Other career accomplishments:

  • Get Drunkendog as the best specialized craft beer restaurant from Mexico City in rentability, visualization and stability.
  • Consultant for F&B industry in Mexico.
  • Develop and implement costs departments in restaurant industry.
  • Develop and implement account payables and purchasing departments in hotel industry.

Scotty Smith

Scotty Smith

Technology Lead / Business Intelligence

SDSU (Economics) / UCSD (Data Science)

International business professional since 2020.
Verticals of expertise: Data Science and Visualization.
Areas/fields of expertise: Software Development and Project Management.
Regions of expertise: USA.
Languages spoken: English.
Countries lived in: 1
Number of countries visited: 15
Other career accomplishments: Co-Founder of two startups. Produced a R2D ColdBrew Shot Beverage (2 oz). Closed a business with a $1,000,000 evaluation and created an e-commerce platform in the heated CBD industry.

Damian Geleyns

Damian Geleyns

Senior Consultant, Partner – CTG

Bachelor of Law – University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
Master of Commerce – University of Queensland, Australia.

International business professional since 2005.
Brands represented: Guarana Antartica, San Miguel, Coopers Beer, Full Circle, Crown Whisky, Shake Cocktails, Sinfire Whisky, Glengarry Whisky, Dinda, Feinkost.
Regions of expertise: Asia (China, India, Thailand), South America (Brazil, Paraguay), North America (Canada), Europe (Ireland), Oceania (New Zealand, Australia).
Languages spoken: English, Portuguese.
Countries lived in: New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, USA, United Kingdom.
Number of countries visited: 17
Other career accomplishments: Founder of China Trade Gateway/Global Trade Gateway.

JOIN OUR TEAM

  • We are looking for professionals with global trade experience. You must be multi-lingual, flexible, creative, and ambitious.
  • We are looking for service providers. If you offer good rates and good service in logistics, distribution, manufacturing, merchandising, or marketing, we want to hear from you.
  • We are looking for new business. If you have a product, market, or service that you need help developing, we have the resources.