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As the president of BPE Global, Beth Pride brings 25+ years of operational expertise in global trade and international logistics to assist BPE Global clients to develop their global trade strategy and implement a strong global trade posture. Beth offers subject matter expertise in brokerage, import operations, export operations and the development and maintenance of global supply chain security programs.
Beth has extensive experience in establishing global trade organizations, developing global trade strategy and defining and implementing global trade automation solutions.
Beth’s Customs-Trade Partnership (C-TPAT) clients have achieved C-TPAT Tier-3 status. Beth has experience in export licensing applications and management, product control classification, Standard Operations Procedure (SOP) development and the development of policies and procedures, including Export Management and Compliance Program design.
Beth is a global trade evangelist, author of numerous benchmark reports, white papers, articles and BPE Global Hot Topics. Beth is an extremely dynamic speaker who advocates that global trade compliance is an essential component of every company’s corporate strategy. Beth is a committed educator in the field of global trade and guest lectures at local colleges, universities, trade associations and small business organizations including Mission College, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, America’s Association of Exporters and Importers, San Francisco State University, Oregon State University, Women in International Trade Northern California, Rotary International and the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center.
Beth is a licensed customs broker. She is a CBP Trade Ambassador for the redesign of the Automated Commercial Environment and is a Board of Governors member for the America's Association of Exporters and Importers, (AAEI), Vice-Chair of the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, past-Chair and President of Women in International Trade, Northern California (WIT-NC). Beth was awarded the Organization of Women in International Trade Member of the Year in 2006. Beth was named one of DC Velocity’s 2011 Rainmakers.
Prior to founding BPE Global in 2004, Beth was Vice President of Marketing for Open Harbor and Vice President of Product Strategy for Qiva. In these executive roles, Beth was responsible for the design and development of both company’s Global Trade Management solutions and leading their marketing and solutions initiatives. Prior to this, Beth managed Hewlett-Packard's (HP) $7.5 billion-a-year U.S. import operations and Customs Assessment Team (CAT) audit. Beth joined HP from DHL Airways, Inc., where she was a logistics services manager, brokerage operations supervisor and systems analyst.