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Gary Mendell
President at Meridian Finance Group


Gary Mendell is President of Meridian Finance Group, a company providing credit, insurance, and trade finance tools that companies use to expand their U.S. and international sales. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in 1976, Gary has over 35 years of experience in domestic and international sales, distribution, and finance. Prior to Meridian Finance Group, he held positions managing international business development for companies in the pharmaceutical, aerospace, and plastics industries. Gary has received the President’s “E” Award and recognition from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Ex-Im Bank, and the Small Business Administration for Meridian’s contributions to international trade.

In 2018 Gary was appointed to a second term on the Trade Finance Advisory Council, advising the federal government on expanding public-private partnerships and trade finance education.

Agenda Sessions

  • Short-term Credit Insurance - Challenges and Opportunities