Bernd Hermann– President

Bernd’s banking career started in Germany, then to Los Angeles where he gained experience in small business lending as a commercial loan officer for a commercial bank. He then worked as a CFO for Southern California based machine tool manufacturer with a worldwide client base. In 1990 he started World Trade Finance a s commercial niche lender to the growing small business exporter market. His extensive experience on “both sides of the table”, as CFO/borrower/exporter and as a lender makes him a valuable partner for his export clients.

Contact Bernd at bernd@world-trade-finance.com

Irene Kuo– Chief Credit Officer

Irene began her banking career in Canada and became a commercial lender at a Southern California trade lender. She has extensive experience in import/export financing as well as government guaranteed export programs, both as lender and as a consultant to CEFO, a past California State export program. At WTF, she has been in charge of the loan portfolio since 1990 and is also the liaison for SBA and Exim.

Contact Irene at irene@world-trade-finance.com