New hires

TradeSun makes senior hires as trade digitalization ramps up


San Diego, CA – March 17, 2023 TradeSun has made senior appointments across the US, APAC region and Europe as the company, a leader in AI-driven trade automation and compliance, continues its global expansion.

Kevin Asbell joins as Chief Commercial Officer and General Counsel. Based out of TradeSun’s California headquarters, Kevin will leverage his expertise in commercial strategy to grow key partnerships. Kevin has considerable experience on the client side of trade transactions, bringing valuable insight of domestic and international trade to the company.

Lloyd Parata has been appointed Senior Sales Director for Asia Pacific, based in Australia. Lloyd has more than 25 years working in the financial services and technology industry, having been at IBM, in a role focused on trade technology, for more than seven years. Lloyd has also worked on compliance solutions with international and regional banks. He will lead TradeSun in Australia and the wider APAC region.

Meanwhile Ian Laverty has taken on the role of Chief Revenue Officer. Ian brings a holistic knowledge of industry to TradeSun, having worked in trade at a leading UK bank for over a decade. He has supported exporting SMEs through governmental economic development agencies, as well as working in fintech suppliers to global banking teams.

Amy Chestnutt has joined TradeSun following its recent acquisition of Coriolis and its automated sustainability assessment platform. Amy has taken up the new position of Head of ESG Product and Regional Sales Director, Europe. Amy brings experience of supporting bank trade teams in assessing sustainability impacts across transactions.

Pictured L-R: Kevin, Lloyd, Ian and Amy.

Nigel Hook, TradeSun CEO and Founder, said: “As TradeSun accelerates, I am so pleased to announce these appointments which will support broader coverage across North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe. With companies increasingly facing regulatory and operational pressure over compliance and trade processes, they are swiftly adopting automated solutions – and TradeSun is leading these efforts.”

“With its best-in-class trade finance and compliance platform that features AI-native technology, TradeSun is poised for an explosive, upward trajectory,” said Kevin Asbell. “I am enthusiastic about joining such an experienced team, and I look forward to helping the company succeed in its global dominance.”

Lloyd Parata added: “I am thrilled to be working with a team of experienced and collaborative professionals who are passionate about creating positive change through digital trade and sustainability initiatives. Technology will play an important role in ensuring a more resilient future, and I am thrilled to be part of this movement and scale real solutions across the wider APAC region.”


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About TradeSun: TradeSun is an innovator and leader in trade digitization, compliance, and automated ESG scoring. TradeSun’s suite of products, including Real-Time Compliance and CoriolisESG, is transforming the trade and supply chain ecosystem to better manage ESG and financial crime risk.

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