Our Clients

Research universities and technology companies across multiple fields and industries have benefited from our customized export compliance services.

Leaders in the materials, chemicals, medical, aerospace, space, security software industry, and beyond have experienced peace of mind that their export compliance program is in the hands of experts. Read about the benefits that our clients received after working with our export controls consultants.

University Export Compliance Clients

“Traliance worked with us to come up with the right retainer package that was appropriate for the scope and scale of our research operations. Traliance has been helpful in anticipating and identifying export controls issues across a spectrum of research projects with technical and international components. Traliance is responsive, thoughtful, and flexible. Without hesitation, I recommend Traliance to help support your export controls compliance program.”

Jeff Seo
Asst. Vice-Provost for Research Compliance
Northeastern University

“Traliance has provided prompt, thorough support on many pressing matters, and also key guidance and recommendations to help improve our export controls compliance program.  My high level of confidence and trust in Traliance is shared by others at Northwestern who have worked directly with Jennifer.  I wholeheartedly recommend Traliance to any institution seeking expert advice in this highly specialized field.”

Ann K. Adams
Senior Associate Vice President for Research
Northwestern University

“Traliance provided a half-day training, a Q&A session, and then interviewed the participants to develop an assessment of the export-control issues facing our campus. Jennifer demonstrated her command of the regulatory issues we faced as well as her ability to listen and communicate across a variety of operational areas. We have since engaged Traliance to provide export control regulatory expertise on a consulting basis. I can wholeheartedly recommend Traliance.”

Paul F. O’Keefe
Associate Vice Provost for Research Administration
Brandeis University

“We engaged Traliance to provide us with accurate information on the ever-changing export controls regulations and offer us tools and processes to strengthen our program. Traliance has been extremely responsive and brings a wealth of knowledge related to university export controls programs. Jefferson’s experience has been extremely positive and we value Traliance‘s customized export compliance program services tailored specifically to our needs.”

Brian Squilla, MBA
Sr. Vice President, Administration and Chief of Staff
Thomas Jefferson University

“Our university had a period of transition between Export Control Directors. Traliance not only helped guide our team in continuing the program, but Dr. Saak also helped our program grow with creative training methods, helpful analysis of complex issues, patient understanding, and guidance throughout. By the end of the transition, our team was confident in the handoff to the new Director and, with her collaboration, provided for a seamless transition.”

Ross O. Larson CPA, CIA
Interim Director of Finance and Business Operations for Academic Affairs
Baylor University

“Traliance taught a full-day training seminar on export control compliance at Dartmouth. We were extremely pleased and feedback from participants was very positive. Traliance provided extremely useful guidance on how to strengthen our overall export control compliance program, and how to support faculty in their compliance efforts. I recommend Traliance without hesitation and look forward to continued cooperation.”

Henrike Frowein
Research Compliance Officer
Dartmouth College

“We retained the services of Traliance to develop two videos dealing with export compliance. The final products were outstanding. Traliance also assisted us in improving the look and feel of our export compliance website. The presentation of material is outstanding and the ease of navigation is extremely friendly. Dr. Saak’s work is particularly noteworthy because of her vast knowledge of the export compliance arena plus her sense for clear and effective communication.”

Richard Seligman
Former Associate Vice President for Research Administration
California Institute of Technology

“Traliance was engaged to complete an assessment of the export compliance program at our university. The team demonstrated their considerable expertise in the export compliance regulations and requirements at research universities while being responsive and flexible. They identified clear and achievable recommendations for improvements and provided assurance on processes that were strengths. Traliance provided excellent service and delivered a product that will lead to positive change.”

Debra Keppler, MBA, CIA, CHC
Director of Research Compliance and Integrity
Louisiana State University

Non-Profit Export Compliance Clients

“Traliance supported our team in building a strategy around our export compliance needs. They worked with us to create a comprehensive compliance plan and training for our staff and have been instrumental in assisting us with registration, classifications, and license application review. We have been extremely pleased with the professionalism, communication, and responsiveness from the Traliance team and would highly recommend their services.”

Benita Kovalesky
Trade Compliance Leader
MethaneSAT, LLC

“Traliance did a tremendous job in helping our growing company understand both our strengths and opportunities for improvement. We are planning to work with Traliance further to develop strategies and tactics that we can implement realistically and comfortably. We highly recommend Traliance to any corporation or institution that is looking for a thorough program assessment and tips on how to craft a reliable path forward.”

Irina Izvekova
Chief Operating Officer
New Mexico Consortium

“As a non-University, Fundamental Research Institution, with a small window of risk in Export Control, we were at a loss as to where to begin. We contracted with Traliance to do an assessment of possible risks and to help us develop policies and procedures that would work in concert with our enterprise mission and practices. Jennifer Saak was knowledgeable and completely responsive to our needs. I whole-heartedly recommend Traliance.”

Debra Schaller-Demers, MSOM
Former Vice President, Research Outreach and Compliance

“Traliance is the perfect fit for CCAM, as they allow us to scale the engagement to meet our export control needs. We value trust and relationships with our members, customers, and collaborative partners, and we take special care in handling their sensitive information. Traliance gives us confidence and clarity to meet that objective and they deliver with utmost professionalism. Great partnership!”

Tim Ward
Director of Operations
Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM)

Corporate Export Compliance Clients

“When our first opportunity came to sell our software internationally, we wanted to make sure we did things right. Jennifer and Jim were able to quickly help us determine the proper EAR classification for our software, and go through the process to submit a formal classification request with BIS. Through this process we were able to get approval to export our software on time, and closed the contract.”

Ryan Melton
OpenC3, Inc.

“Traliance’s provided Watts with expert export classification services for a new line of technology products Watts will be offering. Traliance was detailed oriented and extremely knowledgeable in both the technical aspects of product design & engineering as well as US export classifications. Traliance was able to provide Watts suggestions for a workflow to include export classification & a flow chart of the relevant ECCN information to assist us in export classification. Working with Traliance was cost-effective and proved an extremely efficient method for reviewing all of these products.”

Paula Degenaars
Director Regulatory & Global Trade Compliance

“The team at Traliance have been a tremendous asset to the team at Markforged by ensuring that our products are properly classified in the current global trade environment. The Traliance team’s strengths in technical expertise and compliance has made them the ideal partner for Markforged and I would recommend them to any others in the advanced technology space.”

Matt Gannon
Former Vice President, Operations

“Luckily for us, we discovered the Traliance team. They have experience in our industry and were able to quickly guide us through the steps to establish a process to properly identify export control numbers for our diverse line of products and collect the proper documentation from both our domestic and international customers reducing our liability. Traliance helped us turn a daunting task into a manageable one.”

Joe Sanders
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
NAC Group, Inc.

“Traliance worked with us to review our semiconductor products and customers, analyze and explain how relevant export regulations apply, and make a set of actionable recommendations for proceeding with classification applications and license applications. The communication was excellent. Traliance is an incredibly helpful resource.”

Neil Epstein
General Manager
QBit Semiconductor LTD.

“SparkCharge is a start-up company that needed help navigating the rules involving international trade. Traliance took the time to understand our product, the industry situation, and our goals. We trusted Traliance to determine the correct, defensible ECCN and licensing information. SparkCharge is now well-prepared to pursue export sales using the sound foundation Traliance constructed for us.”

Michael Cummings
Chief Operating Officer