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Managing Demand For Credit: Risk and Opportunity

Managing Demand For Credit

Risk and Opportunity

Since the economic downturn with the COVID pandemic, businesses are seeking for credit more than ever which brings both opportunity and risk. It's key for businesses to be able to find that balance and to be able to better manage their decision making process. In this session you will learn:
  • Why you want to continue extending credit
  • What happens if you don't get paid / How long you should wait to get paid
  • How to manage the increasing demand for credit with a solid process and evaluations

Recorded: November 10, 2020. 2pm ET / 11am PT

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Speakers and Host


Gary Mendell

President: 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 40 years of experience in domestic and international sales, distribution, credit, and finance.

Prior to Meridian Finance Group, he held positions managing U.S. and export business development for companies in the pharmaceutical, aerospace, and plastics industries.

Gary has received the President’s “E” Award and currently serves on the federal government’s Trade Finance Advisory Council

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Mabel Luen

Western Regional Director: Meridian Finance Group

Mabel Luen is Western Regional Director for International Insurance Services at Meridian Finance Group, a company providing credit, insurance, and trade finance tools that exporters use to expand their international sales. A graduate of Temple University (BBA in Accounting and International Business), Mabel has many years of experience in the financial services sector. Prior to Meridian Finance Group, she was with Morgan Stanley and before that she worked in the retail and automotive industries. Mabel and her colleagues at Meridian have received the President’s “E” Award, and honors from the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. and the U.S. Department of Commerce, in recognition of Meridian’s contributions to international trade.


Nathan Kolb

Brand Engagement: Creditsafe USA

Nathan Kolb brings a deep experience to strategic leadership with a background in sales, marketing, tactical planning and operations, project planning and management, and business developmental growth.