Mr. Hoots is a Trade Credit & Political Risk Program broker helping companies to better manage and execute their international and domestic transactions. Currently, a Board Member of the Maine District Export Council, and recently named the Service Provider of the Year by the Maine International Trade Center, his background covers international trade, both commercial and investment banking, and management consulting. Before starting NaviTrade, Brent was with The World Bank in Eastern Europe, Manufacturers Hanover in New York, Kemper Securities (Boettcher & Company) in Denver, and CDM Smith in Boston. His academic background includes a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Illinois, an MBA from the University of Denver, and he has completed extensive coursework in international trade at Thunderbird in Arizona. He resides in Maine with his family, is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Maine Historical Society, and he enjoys fly fishing, upland gamebird hunting, yoga, and golf in his spare time.