Osterman and Company Inc.
Aysegul Budak is Credit Manager at Osterman and Company Inc., an international distributor of engineering and commodity-grade thermoplastics. In addition to a domestic credit portfolio, she manages international letter of credit transactions and supports Osterman's international credit portfolio. Prior to Osterman, Aysegul worked in banking -- in Turkey for Halk Bank A. S. and in the U.S. for National City Bank (now known as PNC Bank). At both banks, she was responsible for international trade and commercial credits. She is a Certified International Trade Specialist, as well as an International Credit Professional (CICP). Aysegul earned her M.B.A. degree from Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY, and a Bachelor of Economics from Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey with a major in labor economy and industrial relations. She is presently completing a second master's degree in labor economy and industrial relations with a focus on organizational behavior, particularly multicultural organizations and the effects of cultural diversity.
Country Risk, AIG
Carolyne Spackman is Vice President/Chief Economist, Country Risk, in AIG's Trade & Political Risk Specialty Lines, where she is responsible for monitoring and advising on global economic and political conditions and country risk analysis across both emerging and developed market countries. From May 2009-May 2011, she was an economist at AIG Global Economics responsible for macroeconomic forecasting and scenario modeling as well as country risk analysis of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and traveled nationwide to present AIG's macroeconomic outlook. Prior to joining AIG, she worked on the Global Financial Stability Report team at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). From 1999 to 2004, Carolyne was a Product Manager for HSBC Asset Management. Carolyne has two MA degrees from American University, in economics and in international economic policy. She also studied with NYU at the United Nations in Geneva and at Renming University Law School in Beijing with Indiana University after earning her BA from the University of Chicago. She earned a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation in 2004.
Greenebaum Doll & McDonald LLC
Robert Brown is a member of the corporate and transactional practice group of Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP. He has worked closely with international companies as an investment banker and attorney, serving both in-house and as an outside advisor. Previous experience includes assignments in London, New York City, Tokyo, San Francisco and San Diego. Robert is admitted as an attorney in several states as well as being a qualified solicitor in England, Wales and Hong Kong. From 1991-1993 he was admitted as a foreign lawyer in Japan. He teaches law and economics at the law schools of the University of San Francisco and University of California Berkeley, as well as business and economic courses at the school of business at Bellarmine University.
While a member of the various bar associations where he is admitted to practice, he has served as chairman and on the boards of many, including those overseas. In addition, he currently serves on several educational boards and on the U.S. Department of Commerce District Export Council, as a National Steering Committee member and as chairman of both the U.S. Department of Commerce District Export Council for Kentucky and the World Trade Center Kentucky. He is also a much-sought-after speaker and presenter.
Honors and awards include being selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, 2008-2013, in the fields of antitrust, corporate, international trade and finance law, and as one of 128 Louisville Connectors for the city who chosen for their distinctive style of trusted leadership and ability to get things done.
Recent published works include: Going Global: A Guide to Building an International Business, Thomson West, 2006-2013, Doing Business in Vietnam, Thomson Reuters/West, 2012 and Doing Business in South Korea, Thomson Reuters/West, 2012.
Robert received his PhD in Japanese privatization from Cambridge University in 1997, a PhD in Indonesian legal reform from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2004 and his advanced accounting degree from Bellarmine University, also in 2004.
Michael Quinn, a managing director at JPMorgan Chase, is responsible for product management of the Traditional Trade products in the global trade business. In this capacity, he ensures that customers' needs are being met by the trade capabilities and products offered while also managing the overall profitability of the Traditional Trade business.
With over 30 years experience in banking and specializing in trade finance, he has a diverse background in global business having managed operations, sales and technology in addition to his product management experience. Previous to his ten years with JPMorgan, he was with Citigroup.
Mike is involved in numerous industry-wide initiatives and associations including his current role as chair of the Banking Committee for the U.S Council on International Business representing the U.S. at the ICC Banking Commission. On behalf of the Commission, he also co-chairs the BPO Education Group. In addition, he serves on the USCIB Executive Committee, is a director at BAFT-IFSA and was past director and chair of the International Financial Services Association. Mike has authored several articles in various trade and supply chain publications and is a graduate of DePaul University in Chicago.
Yuki J. Fujiyama
Trade Finance Specialist
Office of Financial Services Industries
International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
Yuki Fujiyama serves as the U.S. Commerce Department's trade finance specialist. In this capacity, he works with commercial financial institutions where he helps to increase access to working capital, trade credits and financing for U.S. exporters, especially small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and their foreign buyers. In addition, Yuki serves as a member of the Commerce Department liaison team to the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) and analyzes annually over 100 Ex-Im Bank financing proposals that support approximately $41 billion in U.S. export sales in markets or terms deemed too risky for commercial lenders to consider.
Mr. Fujiyama is the author of the Commerce Department's Trade Finance Guide: A Quick Reference for U.S. Exporters—a concise and easy-to-understand guide designed to help U.S. exporters, especially SMEs, quickly learn how to get paid from export sales. As one of the most successful and popular export assistance resources published by the Commerce Department, the Trade Finance Guide has been widely distributed as a self-learning tool to exporters, as a counseling tool to financial institution professionals, and as an educational tool for college professors teaching international business. The Spanish language version was published in May 2013.
Mr. Fujiyama is a recipient of the Commerce Department's individual Silver Medal Award for Personal and Professional Excellence (November 2009) and is a 2012 graduate of the Executive Leadership Development Program, a highly competitive 18-month training platform designed to develop high potential employees for leadership positions in the U.S. Department of Commerce.
From 1993 to 1999, Mr. Fujiyama served as a legislative assistant to California U.S. Congressman George E. Brown, Jr. Among his accomplishments on Capitol Hill, he was instrumental in drafting the original version of H.R.1151, the Credit Union Membership Access Act, a bill to restore the consumer's right to choose to join and continue their access to credit unions, which was signed into law as P.L.105-219 on August 7, 1998. Both Rep. Brown and Yuki received a presidential signing pen used to enact H.R. 1151 from President Bill Clinton. His assignments on Capitol Hill included foreign affairs, international trade, banking and financial institutions, consumer finance, small business, and tax issues; and U.S.-Japan cooperation in science, space and technology under the jurisdiction of the Committee on Science of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Mr. Fujiyama holds a BBA from Loyola Marymount University and an MBA from California State University. In addition, Mr. Fujiyama holds the designation of International Certified Credit Executive from FCIB.