Joyce Mikkelson - Chicostart

International Trade Executive with over 20 years of diverse experience in global commerce, high technology and services. Blending strong management skills with marketing acumen, I initiated successful business ventures in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and domestically.

I have developed extensive curriculum and instructed graduate level classes in international business. Most recently, I have been an export consultant nationally and in California, with clients ranging from start-ups to major corporations and not-for-profit organizations.

In 1998 I launched my own product into the retail and wholesale markets through trade shows, reps and advertisements. Negotiating all contracts with Chinese manufactures and sold company in 2000.

I have consulted for private and corporate clients on International Business Development and had contracts with the Center for International Trade Development.

Specialties: Strong managing and administrative leadership
Highly experienced in assisting companies new to export
Demonstrated expertise in all aspects of import/export transactions and
market plans
Effective communicator, negotiator and grant writer
Dynamic interpersonal skills
Self-directed problem solver who works well under pressure