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Tineke Guerrero Meeuws

Job Title: Director, Trade Compliance
Company: Brooks Sports Inc.
Industry: Outdoor Active, Running, Supply Chain Operations, Trade
Mentor Since: Fall 2023
Will Mentor: Undergraduate Students
Mentor Type: Albers


Job Description

As Director of Global Trade Compliance, I am responsible for developing and driving global and regional strategy, operational excellence, and trade compliance best practices globally. I manage the information technology (IT) solutions and strategy to develop a global trade management platform for global trade operations and trade compliance. I am responsible for increasing the business’ predictability and visibility of regulatory consequences and opportunities to minimize trade costs while maintaining a best-in-class compliance program. I collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to lead integrating trade compliance into the business cycle from design to product fulfillment to serve as an in-house resource and ensure internal customs controls and procedures are efficient and compliant. I stay connected with customs and industry associations to be current with global best practices as well as with the laws and regulations of the countries in which Brooks Sports operates.

Company Description

Brooks Sports, Inc. (Brooks) is an American company that designs and markets high-performance men's and women's running footwear, apparel, and accessories. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Brooks products are available in 60 countries worldwide. It is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, one of the top ten largest public companies in the world. Brooks is focused on the purpose and belief that a run can change a day, a life, the world.

Employment History

Spent four years in trade consulting and the past thirteen years at Brooks Sports developing its Trade Compliance function as the company has been growing and becoming a global brand.


Seattle University, BBA in International Business & Finance, BA in Spanish

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

Career planning: Assist in navigating career options post graduation, preparing for transition into career, helping to identify the right work environment, interview skills, project management, communication/presentation skills, networking, leadership

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

I am available 8 am to 5 pm during weekdays to meet virtually.

Additional Information

As a former student of Seattle University's Albers business program, I am passionate about helping students plan for the transition after graduating and starting their career. Understanding the skills needed to stand out from other candidates and more importantly determining where you want to work and what type of work you want to do that aligns with your skills and interests.