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    • Analysis of export control and sanctions regulations across multiple countries

    • Analysis of sanctions and export control lists and end-user lists

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    • TradeSecure has partnered with Merlynn Intelligence Technologies to provide clients with curated, AI-driven transaction screening tools – specifically digital experts to support sanctions and export control screening. Merlynn Intelligence Technologies Corporation’s Tacit Object Modeler (TOM) is designed to replicate an expert human’s decision making.  TOM decodes explicit information and tacit knowledge used by an expert in her/his decision making – in this case complex decision making for addressing screening challenges.    

       

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  • Scott A. Jones
    Founder, President

    Jones works with an array of clients in resolving complex global trade, sanctions and export control issues. He supports risk analysis, trade and security assessments, and various specialized training programs to meet industry and market specific needs. Jones is also an Affiliated Expert at CRDF Global, a DC-based non-profit focused on safety, security, and sustainability through science and innovation, and a Nonresident Fellow at Stimson Center supporting the Strategic Trade Management Initiative Program. His areas of expertise are export controls, sanctions, international trade and investment policy, and emerging technologies. Previously, Jones served as Director at the University of Georgia’s Center for International Trade and Security (CITS/UGA) and as a consultant for the Department of Defense and National Nuclear Security Administration.

    Jones has over 25 years of experience conducting international outreach on export controls and sanctions and has worked in over 60 countries. He regularly briefs U.S. and foreign government officials and private sector clients on a range of international trade and security issues. He publishes widely in academic and trade publications. He is on the editorial board of the Strategic Trade Review and is a board member of the Institute of Export and International Trade (UK). He is fluent in French and speaks conversational Russian and Spanish. He received his Ph.D. in International Political Economy from the University of Georgia and his M.A. at Lancaster University in the UK.

  • Michael Beck
    Founder, Vice President

    Beck regularly works with global clients in establishing multijurisdictional trade compliance programs.  He also trains clients on compliance with export controls of various countries.  He provides risk assessments on sanctions, export controls and other security and trade challenges. 

    Beck is also a non-resident fellow with the Stimson Center conducting research on export control and sanctions issues.  His previous roles included serving as Executive Director and a Sr. Research Associate at the University of Georgia’s Center for International Trade and Security (CITS/UGA).    Beck has over 25 years of experience conducting research and outreach on nonproliferation and export controls and has worked in over 40 countries providing services to industry and government clients.  Beck has provided training to hundreds of foreign and U.S. government officials on export control licensing, enforcement and industry outreach strategies.   

    He is often called upon to assist government clients in establishing modern and effective strategic trade control laws.    As a U.S. government consultant, he has worked with the governments of Chile, Panama, Morocco, Jordan, Mexico, India, and many others in developing export control legislation and programs that meet international standards.   Beck is the author of numerous publications on export controls.  He is currently developing A.I. tools to support export control compliance.  He speaks Russian and Spanish.  Beck earned his Ph.D. at the University of Georgia in International Relations.

  • Dan Joyner
    Senior Legal Advisor

    Joyner provides guidance to TradeSecure clients in navigating complex export control and sanctions issues internationally.   Joyner is also the Elton B. Stephens Professor of Law and Director of International Programs at the University of Alabama School of Law.  He is a leading expert on international law relative to export controls, nuclear nonproliferation and civilian nuclear energy. He is the author of three books and numerous peer-reviewed articles on these subjects. 

    As a subject matter expert, Joyner has been called upon by public and private sector clients to provide legal advice and training on matters including strategic export controls, IAEA safeguards, economic sanctions, international investment law, and nuclear nonproliferation treaties and regimes.  He regularly works as a consultant on strategic trade controls for the U.S. Department of State Office of Export Controls and Border Security.  Joyner is fluent in Japanese. He received his B.A. in Japanese from Brigham Young University, his J.D. from Duke University School of Law, his M.A. in Political Science from the University of Georgia, and a Ph.D. in law from the University of Warwick School of Law.

  • Rongrong Liu
    Advisor

    Liu supports TradeSecure’s international clients in building global compliance systems.  Liu is also the founder of Georgia2CN, a consulting service specializing in P.E. investment and executive education. She was a program manager at the Center for International Trade and Security (CITS/UGA) for nine years with a focus on export control policy and industry compliance. Her research focus was the role of multinational corporations in nonproliferation. She has written on the issues of U.S.-China strategic trade control cooperation, government policies in promoting industry compliance programs and nonproliferation regimes. Liu managed programs and activities to promote bilateral cooperation in high tech trade and worked with many corporations to develop or improve their internal compliance programs.

    Prior to joining CITS, Liu worked at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia where she ran various training programs on public administration. She also serves on the Board of Directors at the Georgia China Alliance, a nonprofit organization in Atlanta promoting business between Georgia and China. Liu has been involved with the Georgia China Alliance since its inauguration in 2005. She has successfully organized dozens of business activities to help Georgia businesses understand the Chinese market, establish business connections with Chinese counterparts. She is a fluent Mandarin speaker.

    Liu received her Ph.D. in International Relations from the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia (UGA). She also has two master’s degrees in Economics and in Internet Technology from the Terry School of Business at UGA.

  • Anupam Srivastava
    Senior Consultant

    Srivastava specializes in export controls and sanctions compliance, with particular focus on systems in India and Southeast Asia.  He has varied experience spanning over two decades in assisting hi-tech companies meet trade compliance obligations. He has conducted multiple capacity-building workshops for dual-use manufacturers in aerospace, nuclear, chemical and precision engineering sectors.  He previously served as Managing Director of Invest India – the official investment facilitation agency of Government of India. His team handled thousands of investment-related queries from the United States, Europe and Asia, expedited regulatory approvals and implementation of projects totaling over $2 billion, and helped set up a multi-billion dollar infrastructure-dedicated sovereign wealth fund by the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. 

    In addition, Srivastava serves as the Vice President (International Strategy & Business Development) of Safe Zone Ltd., which provides software-based technical support to licensing and enforcement units of government and corporate entities globally. He is also the Partner & CEO of Safe Zone India, assisting hi-tech companies in licensing, internal compliance and audit functions.    

    Srivastava previously taught at the University of Georgia and concurrently served as the Assistant Director of the Center for International Trade and Security (CITS/UGA). As part of CITS senior management, he directed or worked on multiple projects supported by private foundations, U.S. and foreign governments, as well as by the United Nations (UNSCR 1540 Expert Committee & Office of Disarmament Affairs) and the International Atomic Energy Agency. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

  • Thomas Mark Keith
    Senior Consultant

    Keith develops Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) tools to support trade compliance and strategic trade initiatives.  In particular, Keith is helping to digitize compliance expertise to address screening and due diligence challenges using Merlynn Intelligence Technologies Corporation’s Tacit Object Modeler (TOM).   Keith has extensive experience in financial services, government, and other industries in leadership development, strategic planning and communication, leading and managing projects, I.T., and learning and development. 

  • Andrea Viski
    Consultant

    Viski supports the analysis of strategic trade control and sanctions legislation globally and assists clients in developing best practice compliance programs.

    Viski is the founder and director of the Strategic Trade Research Institute, a board-governed non-profit organization dedicated to building networks of strategic trade research and practice. Viski founded the Strategic Trade Review, a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to trade controls in 2015 and has since served as its Editor-in-Chief. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University where she teaches a graduate course on strategic trade controls and co-developed a Master’s certificate on strategic trade. She further serves as an Affiliated Expert for CRDF Global, where she assists in the implementation of worldwide capacity-building projects. Andrea has published extensively and regularly advises policy-makers in the areas of export controls, sanctions, FDI controls, maritime security, proliferation finance, and technology transfer. She previously worked for Project Alpha at King’s College London, at the European Commission’s Joint Research Center, and at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

    Viski holds a Ph.D. and LL.M from the European University Institute, a Master’s degree from Georgetown University’s Institute for Law, Science, and Global Security, and a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service.

  • Michael Ingram
    Engagement Leader, Research Associate

    Ingram supports TradeSecure’s consulting work globally and administers the Accelerator trade compliance database. He has participated in compliance assessments on five continents and tracks sanctions and export controls around the world. He speaks conversational Spanish and Portuguese. He has worked with TradeSecure since his graduation summa cum laude with a degree in International Affairs from the University of Georgia in 2014.

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