Beth Pomper is a marketing professional with 30 years of progressive leadership experience in support of global business activities, with expertise in food and beverage products and supplier diversity. She composed the Strategic Export Plan for the State of Delaware and has worked to implement it since 2014. Since then, she has assisted nearly 80 Delaware companies launch and expand their export programs, drawing on her past experience launching multiple brands overseas.
Before her work with Export Delaware, Beth launched the first Supplier Diversity initiative for Canada and the U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service. She comes to the State of Delaware from private industry, and is responsible for launching over 100 American and Canadian brands overseas. She serves as Delaware’s representative on the Global Cities Initiative, as well as the Advisory Council of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia.
Emma Pautler is a communications specialist and project manager. She specializes in digital marketing and creates all the web and email communications for Export Delaware. Previous to her position with the Delaware Department of State, she worked with several Delaware small companies doing business development and sales and marketing.
Emma serves on the marketing committee of the Millennial Summit.
Ludovic Ortuno is Delaware’s trade representative in Canada, and has represented the State since 2014. Ludovic is a seasoned international trade and development professional in the Montreal, Canada area. A native of France, Ludovic attended the University of Montreal and went on to work with the manufacturing group Bourgeat-Matfer, where he developed an expertise in transaction costs related to international trade.
Ludovic has more than ten years of experience working with premier international trade and development agencies, which has given him an extensive understanding of launching new products in Canada and other markets. He is fluent in English, French and Spanish. Read more about Ludo’s work with Delaware businesses.
Delaware businesses have an outstanding resource to help them explore expansion opportunities in Germany — economic development and trade expert Markus Wellmann of PM&P. PM&P is a marketing consulting and market research firm founded in 1974. They provide strategic support in marketing and business development to companies around the world.
Markus Wellmann is the Senior Consultant & Project Manager at PM&P. The firm consults with companies worldwide on developing and implementing strategic business development efforts internationally. Read more about how Markus and PM&P have helped Delaware small businesses.
In addition, Delaware businesses have Sebastian Hass in the Germany Office. Sebastian is a Partner and marketing consulting at PM&P. PM&P has a long-standing track record in the field of business development. The firm supports companies worldwide to implement strategies with lead generation, PR and online marketing.
Miguel brings more than four decades of international trade experience to the position, with extensive knowledge of consumer and industrial markets throughout Latin America.
Miguel earned his MBA from the University of the Americas in Mexico City and has gone on to a successful career in marketing and business development in the region, including tenure as the international sales director of Rubbermaid. He has years of hands-on experience in marketing, field sales and management in Mexico and the Caribbean, as well as Central and South America. This experience, coupled with his extensive network, make Miguel an ideal liaison to assist Delaware companies identify opportunities and provide support in the region. Read more about how Miguel has worked with Delaware’s small businesses.
Ken is a trade expert with extensive knowledge in business development, market research, marketing and investment advisory services for private and public businesses. He assists Delaware businesses in promoting their products and services to Korea by providing trade and economic development, market research, financial and investment advisory, public relations and communications, social media marketing, trade show and trade mission organization, and education services.
Ken graduated with an MBA in International Business from Sogang Graduate School of Business Administration, Korea, and has over two decades of experience in economic development and investment, international marketing and public relations and communications. Read more about Ken’s work with Delaware’s small businesses.
Sarath is the Founder and Managing Director of Orissa International Pte Ltd., an international trade consulting firm headquartered in Singapore with satellite offices in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. For twenty years, Orissa International has been supporting government trade promotion agencies and companies from around the world to increase their exports to Southeast Asia. Prior to founding Orissa International, Sarath was the Country Director of the U.S.-Asia Environmental Partnership (USAEP) program in Singapore, which focused on trade development, regulatory policy and business facilitation within the environmental industry in Southeast Asia. His achievements in the program were recognized in 1997 when he received the Distinguished Service Award from the U.S. Government for his work in promoting the exports of American products and services to Asia. Read more about Sarath’s work with Delaware businesses.
Seth Vogelman is the Director of Trade at the State of Delaware’s Middle East Regional Office, where he directs regional trade activities and gathers relevant market information for Delaware. He manages a regional marketing system for promoting American exports in Israel, Turkey, Jordan, the Palestinian Authority, North Africa, the Arabian Gulf, Pakistan and Egypt. In addition, Seth publishes The Fortnightly, the company’s bi-weekly newsletter on economic and business development.
EDI assists clients looking to expand operations in the Middle East, providing representation, promotion, networking, planning and trade development. The company serves as the official regional trade and investment representative office for Delaware. Read more about how Seth and EDI help Delaware small businesses.
Sherwin Pomerantz, EDI’s founder and current president, holds an MBA from Northwestern University and has previously served in several top-level management positions, including vice president of Luz Industries Israel Ltd. Sherwin is currently Chair of the American State Offices Association (ASOA) of Israel, and is a founder of the Visit USA Association of Israel.
Declan Barry is the State’s trade representative in Ireland and the UK. Declan has over a decade of experience in international business development across Europe, Asia and North America, working in diverse sectors such as fintech, medtech, legal services and cyber security.
In his career Declan has worked to attract more than 5000 jobs into Northern Ireland and more than £300m in export sales were secured for Northern Ireland companies between 2008 and 2015.
He holds a degree in International Marketing as well as a Master’s degree in Executive Leadership from Ulster University, and a leadership degree from the Global Leadership Institute at Boston College. Read more about how Declan has worked with Delaware’s small businesses.
Angela Foley has worked in the international trade arena for over 25 years. She started her career with the Australian Trade Commission in London where she spent several years assisting Australian exporters to win business in Europe. She established Foley & Associates Pty Ltd, a bespoke trade advisory consultancy, in Sydney in 2002. The company’s primary focus is to support regional and national government trade promotion agencies, and individual companies, to successfully do business in Australia and New Zealand. To date, Foley and Associates has helped over 1000 organizations expand to Australia. Read more about Angela’s work with Delaware’s small businesses.
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