Allison Burak is Trans-Border’s Director of Business Development & Process Management. Allison has been with Trans-Border for 15 years and now oversees business development, operational infrastructure, and project management throughout the company.
Allison holds a bachelor’s in communications from Le Moyne College and was named Trans-Border’s Employee of the Year in 2013. In her spare time, Allison volunteers with and advocates for homelessness initiatives in the region.
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Sumar Bhatti serves as Trans-Border’s Director of Freight Operations. Sumar has 15 years of supply chain experience in the U.S. and Pakistan. Beginning in Trans-Border’s import operations department, Sumar now oversees the daily management of all of Trans-Border’s operations, pricing, and brokerage departments.
Sumar holds a bachelor’s in international business and was named Trans-Border’s Employee of the Year in 2015. Sumar also serves as a youth leader and head usher at his church, City Harvest Family Church.
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Yateen “Yatz” Patel serves as Trans-Border’s Director of Export Compliance. Yateen has nearly 20 years of supply chain experience in both the U.S. and U.K. and is responsible for Trans-Border’s export law compliance, regulatory affairs, and insurance and risk management.
Yateen holds a bachelor’s in business IT and multimedia. Yateen is also one of Trans-Border’s most public faces, providing consulting and training services to our clients regularly.
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Kevin Calkins serves as Trans-Border’s Director of Information Technology & Systems Management. Kevin has been with Trans-Border for 15 years working in a variety of operational and IT roles, now leading Trans-Border’s technology management and implementation.
Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in business marketing from SUNY Plattsburgh and is a CargoWise Certified Specialist through WiseTech Global. Kevin was named Trans-Border Employee of the Year in 2014.
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Dianne Klamm has been with Trans-Border for over 20 years and now serves as our Director of National Accounts. With an enthusiastic and sincere sales approach, Dianne provides efficient and thoughtful logistics solutions to our clients. In her leadership capacity, Dianne also oversees the training and management of new sales staff.
Dianne holds an AAS from Bryant & Stratton College and supports the City Harvest Church in her free time.
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Martin Hellwig is one of the partners and founders of Trans-Border currently serving as its President. Marty has over 30 years of experience in the supply chain industry with a particular focus on global sales and business development.
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Jeffrey Millens is one of the partners and founders of Trans-Border currently serving as its Chief Operating Officer. Jeffrey boasts 26 years in the supply chain industry with specific expertise in sales and logistics operations. Jeff’s straightforward and creative approach to management and business development makes him one of Trans-Border’s greatest assets.
Jeffrey holds a bachelor’s in communications from Emerson College and an MBA in international marketing from SUNY Albany.
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Joshua Spiegel is one of the partners and founders of Trans-Border currently serving as its Chief Financial Officer. Joshua has industry experience spanning 30 years and has dealt with nearly every aspect of the logistics industry. His primary focus at this time is U.S. Customs Brokerage, international agent relations, and company finance. Josh is also a licensed U.S. Customs Broker.
Joshua holds a bachelors in English literature from Ithaca College.
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Brunilda Carroll serves as a Strategic Account Manager at Trans-Border. Brunilda has held a range of positions in her nine-year journey at Trans-Border, most recently serving as Export Operations Manager before moving into her current role. As Strategic Account Manager, Brunilda serves a unique business development role negotiating and overseeing rates for import and export clients.
Brunilda holds an associate degree in medical assisting and a bachelor’s degree in communications. Brunilda was named Trans-Border’s Employee of the Year in 2018.
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Damien Jarrett serves as the Sales Manager at Trans-Border and is located in Salem, MA. Damien has over 10 years of experience in logistics sales and operations across the U.K. and U.S.
Damien’s sales territory extends through most of New England, beginning in Connecticut and stretching all the way north through Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine.
Damien received his APICS equivalent in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport in the U.K. Damien is an active member of his local chapter of Business Network International (BNI) and coaches youth and high school football in his community.
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Alexis Barry is an Account Executive at Trans-Border located in Miami, FL. Alexis is an experienced supply chain professional knowledgeable in providing import, export and domestic logistics solutions across modes. Alexis’ sales territory includes the entire state of Florida, including the Miami, Tampa, and Jacksonville metro areas.
Alexis graduated with a B.S. in Theoretical and Statistical Mathematics from Bridgewater State University and is currently pursuing both a master’s degree and her US Customs Broker License. In her free time, Alexis runs a local off-roading group in Miami involved in organizing group rides and charity events for the community.
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Marc Godard is an Account Executive at Trans-Border located in Chicago, IL. Marc has worked in logistics services sales for the past 9 years, and before that ran his own small business.
Marc’s sales territory includes the greater Chicago area, stretching out through the larger U.S. Midwest.
Marc attended Johnson County Community College on a golf scholarship and earned an associate degree in turf management. Marc is also an active member of the First Tee Program, a youth development organization that impacts the lives of young people by providing educational programs through the game of golf.
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Troy Goergen is an account executive at Trans-Border located near Rochester, NY. Troy has been with Trans-Border for nearly a decade providing effective logistics solutions and top-notch customer service to our Rochester-area clients.
Troy’s sales territory includes western New York from Utica to Buffalo, and stretches up to the Canadian border around Lake Ontario.
Troy earned his MBA and bachelor’s degrees from St. John Fisher College. He was recognized as Trans-Border’s Salesperson of the Year in 2017.
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Jake Oswald is an account executive at Trans-Border located at our headquarters in Round Lake, NY. Jake began his journey at Trans-Border in an operational role before becoming a member of the sales team.
In his current role, Jake represents and cultivates our business in the NY Capital Region. Jake’s sales territory stretches from Newburgh, NY, up to the Canadian border. Jake also oversees western New York and Vermont.
Jake holds bachelor’s degrees in supply chain management and business administration from SUNY Plattsburgh. Jake is an active member of the Saratoga Chapter of Business Network International (BNI).
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Dave Usher serves as Trans-Border’s General Manager of Pricing. Dave has been with Trans-Border for nearly 9 years and now oversees the day-to-day operations of our various pricing departments. Dave is also responsible for the account management and business development of our international agent partners and represents Trans-Border in a number of international freight networks.
Dave holds a bachelor’s in international business from the Sage Colleges of Albany. In his spare time, Dave enjoys coaching Special Olympics athletes in golf, playing tennis, and spending time on the water fishing.
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Kate Klein oversees the Trade Finance department at Trans-Border. Kate has been a member of the Trans-Border team for the past 13 years, including serving as a member of our ocean export department. She was named Trans-Border’s Employee of the Year in 2019 for her dedication, professionalism, and initiative.
In her role managing Trans-Border’s Trade Finance team, Kate helps our clients get paid on time and within compliance for their international business. From letters of credit to contract reviews, Kate and her team assist our clients with navigating the complex world of international trade finance.
Kate earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the State University of New York at Albany. In her spare time, Kate enjoys spending time with her two sons.
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