Rick Miller, LCB

Rick Miller is a Managing Director and  Executive Recruiter at Trade Compliance Recruiting Solutions which specializes exclusively in Trade Compliance recruiting. 

As a Licensed Customs Broker, Rick has over 10 years of import/export recruiting experience.  Plus he has over 18 years of corporate and government Trade Compliance experience including six years with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and twelve years in private industry. 


Rick was previously the Director of Trade Compliance for Electrolux.   Prior to that he was at Springs Window Fashions and Vice President, Compliance at Recoton Corporation where he managed the settlement of $14 million in criminal and civil penalties with respect to a pre-existing Customs investigation.  He also created and ran Recoton’s Legal Department.

Rick is a graduate of Mansfield University.

He is a supporter and current member of ICPA, past member ICPA Board of Directors, past Treasurer and current ICPA Webmaster.    

Rick can be reached at rick@traderecruiting.com  or 386.313.6915

Linda Lexo, LCB

Linda Lexo is a Managing Director and  Executive Recruiter at Trade Compliance Recruiting Solutions which specializes exclusively in Trade Compliance recruiting. 

As a Licensed Customs Broker, Linda has 10 years of import/export recruiting experience. She specializes in Trade Compliance/Broker/FF placements.  Plus her 20 years of industry experience at UPS includes managing their International Import/Exports as well as 12+yrs in Human Resources actively recruiting, training, hiring new and existing employees on various topics including Career Development training. 

Linda is a graduate of State University of New York College at Brockport.

She is an active volunteer and permanent Conference Committee member of ICPA. She lives in the suburbs of Buffalo, NY and likes it!

Linda can be reached at linda@traderecruiting.com or 716.652.3813

Cy Creed
Cy Creed is a Talent Acquisition Manager with six years of recruiting experience specializing in the trade compliance field.

Her prior experience on the corporate side includes both import and export compliance as well as logistics and project cargo. She enjoyed a successful career with Praxair, a Fortune 500 chemical company and DHL Global Forwarding with certifications in Hazmat in IATA, IMDG and DOT regulations.  She is well versed in the EAR and ITAR and various Free Trade Agreements. 

Cy holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Thiel College in French and studied in Aix-en-Provence, France. 

She can be reached at 716.202.4011 or  cy@traderecruiting.com

Belinda Lasch, LCB

Belinda Lasch is a Talent Acquisition Manager and a Licensed Customs Broker.  Retired from UPS, she has 20+ years of Customs brokerage experience.  She specialized in import/export training development for all levels from newly hired key-entry employees to Brokerage Compliance Vice Presidents.

Belinda is a graduate of the University of Louisville, with a degree in Industrial Sociology.

As an active alumnus of Up With People, Belinda has been able to experience various cultures and opportunities through travel, contacts, and performing. She continues to volunteer to improve her community with this knowledge.

Contact her at belinda@traderecruiting.com

Lisa Hill, LCB

Lisa Hill is a Talent Acquisition Manager and Licensed U.S. Customs Broker with over 25 years of experience.  She began her career working in sales for a global logistics provider and later expanded into operations management and then customs brokerage services.  Lisa then moved to an in-house role at Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., a $2.5 billion growers cooperative, where she oversaw global trade strategies and international trade relations for nearly 20 years.


In 2012 Lisa was appointed to the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Processed Foods advising the United States Department of Agriculture and United States Trade Representative on trade issues affecting the US food and agricultural sector.  She is an active supporter and member of ICPA.    


Lisa earned her Master’s Degree in Business from the University of Southern Maine.  She enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dog Cosmo and sharing her love of kaleidoscopes with anyone who will listen!


Contact Lisa at 978-317-4989 or lisa@traderecruiting.com


Melinda Wellons, LCB

Melinda Wellons is a Talent Acquisition Manager and a Licensed U.S. Customs Broker. Her background includes over 12 years of customs compliance experience as a broker and Import / FTZ manager.  She is also a Certified Customs Specialist.

Melinda brings a host of experience in the footwear and apparel industry where she served as a customs compliance leader at Adidas Group. There, she developed and trained a highly competent audit staff for the FTZ and import compliance department. She was a key player supporting the initiatives of their partnership in the C-TPAT and ISA programs.


Melinda is a graduate of Strayer University with a degree in Criminal Justice. She enjoys travel, time with family, and believes that adversity should always make you stronger!


She can be reached at 864.310.0966 or melinda@traderecruiting.com

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