James M. Anzalone
James Anzalone is the president of Compliance Assurance LLC, a consultancy specializing in global trade compliance solutions. Mr. Anzalone has consulted firms of all sizes throughout the United States on the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Foreign Assets Control Regulations (FACR), Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) and Customs & Border Protection (CBP) regulations.
For over 20 years, James has developed comprehensive export compliance programs including commodity classification, license determination, trade party screening, development of corporate policies and procedures, and employee education programs. As an independent consultant, he has assisted companies with their Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) registration, technology control plans, brokering activities, commodity jurisdiction, encryption control reviews, government mandated internal audits and training, DDTC, BIS and OFAC licenses and a myriad of other import and export compliance challenges.
James was formerly the Vice President of Global Supply Chain at a global leader in the biometrics industry where he managed the end-to-end supply chain, including supply and demand planning, purchasing, warehousing, international logistics and trade compliance for operations in the U.S. and abroad. Prior to that, Mr. Anzalone has held the position of Trade Compliance Officer for the EMEA / LATAM division of a Fortune 100 corporation where he developed trade compliance programs for operations around the globe. James has also held similar positions in the telecommunications and transportation industry.
Mr. Anzalone regularly conducts public compliance training seminars as well as custom in-house workshops tailored to client requirements. He has presented on numerous topics including “deemed exports” and technology control plans at major compliance and legal events including U.S. Government sponsored seminars, Export Compliance “Boot Camps”, and Forums, Firearms Industry events including the SHOT Show and numerous others throughout the United States and abroad. Mr. Anzalone has been published in international publications including “re: ID” and Aviation Aftermarket Defense magazine.
Mr. Anzalone earned his Master’s Degree in International Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University and a B.S. Degree in Supply Chain & Logistics from the Pennsylvania State University. In 2010 he was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the South Florida District Export Council where he currently serves as Chairman. He is an active member of the Society for International Affairs and the International Compliance Professionals Association.
Albert Saphir is a senior supply chain consultant with 30 years of management experience in international and domestic logistics, transportation management, trade compliance and supply chain security. He has worked for multinational and small companies during his career in the U.S. and Germany and has done extensive work related to global trade security initiatives such as C-TPAT, Advance Manifest Rules and the “10+2” Secure Freight initiative now known as Importer Security Filing (ISF).
Jennifer Saak, Ph.D. has over 20 years of experience in managing export controls compliance and conducting scientific research at Fortune 500 companies. Her expertise is in applying the U.S. export controls regulations to research and technology companies. She has deep experience in the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations.
Alicia Gonzalez has over 21 years experience dealing in export letters of credit and international trade issues. Throughout her career, Alicia has worked with local exporters in export traffic management and in air freight forwarding operations management. Having worked for both transport and export companies, she has gained a unique insight and expertise on the detailed requirements of the export letter of credit evaluation, negotiation and bank presentation process.
Deep SenGupta specializes in global regulatory compliance, helping companies understand and comply with international trade rules on a worldwide basis. Deep is also the Founder of DSG Global Academy, which provides global trade education services. Deep is a sought-after speaker on international trade issues and addresses trade associations around the country.
Donna Mullins has a vast background required in understanding and implementing the regulations to help clients move in the changing regulatory maze. Ms. Mullins previously worked for a compliance training and consulting firm for the international trade industry in April 2012, Donna served as Branch Manager for the Atlanta office of CV International.
Joe Cortez is the former Department of Commerce-U.S. Census Bureau’s International Trade Ombudsman and Regulations Chief. In these positions, he worked on regulatory matters pertaining to the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR), the collection of the Electronic Export Information (EEI), Voluntary Self Disclosures, and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Mitigation Guidelines.