By utilizing only experienced professionals, our network provides the flexibility to our clients of leveraging decades of experience in trade compliance, system design, and service performance to provide assistance when needed and support when requested. With a network that includes license customs brokers, system design professionals and process architects, our commitment to the expansion of trade knowledge is only exceeded by our desire to make our clients more successful in addressing their challenges.

allison tHOMPSON


Allison has spent a decade providing oversight of global trade content collection and quality assurance while delivering projects for global trade management providers. Prior to her work in trade, she managed the registration, billing, and on-site coordination of events for large professional associations.


Trade Forward has grown out of Allison’s desire to provide customers with professional services that deliver value and foster long term relationships.



Mike has over 20 years of system design, process engineering, strategic consulting, data analytics, account management, project management, and quality assurance experience within a variety of markets.

He is accountable for the design and implementation of various enterprise-wide applications, management of systems integration projects, and delivery of strategic consulting services while ensuring the highest level of client support.



Cheryl is a career long global logistics and forwarding professional with a focus on export compliance and international documentation. She holds a PMP certificate and serves as a key account representative at Trade Forward.

Cheryl has experience with TSA compliance, US Export compliance, FTR /AES Training, EAR/ITAR training, and Dangerous Goods training. She was a designated trainer in Hazmat awareness and a Dangerous good coordinator.