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Corporate Headquarters

Customs Now, Inc.
30212 Tomas, Suite 380D
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
T 888.669.7501
F 949.480.1698

info@customsnow.com

Our Locations

Customs Now, Inc.
5701 Shingle Creek Parkway
Ste 250K
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
T 888-669-7501

Management Team

Karin E. Smith, Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Smith is both a trend setter and accomplished visionary leader in the Customs compliance arena. She is an articulate, creative, licensed and skilled professional who is determined to provide exceptional value to her customers. Through her leadership role at CustomsNow™, she is a passionate advocate of helping clients modernize, simplify and automate their import and export filings, through advanced technology, automation and excellent support. Karin has more than 27 years of experience in Customs brokerage, compliance, international logistics, and global supply chain, and is also a licensed Customs broker (1993). Karin is an active participant throughout the industry in the following organizations: American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI), International Compliance Professionals Association (ICPA), Women in International Trade (WIT) where she is an Industry Group Committee Leader, National Customs Broker and Freight Forwarder Association (NCBFAA), NCBFAA Educational Institute (NEI), and Orange County World Trade Week through the Irvine Chamber of Commerce.

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Cynthia Allen Schenk, Vice President of Sales

Ms. Schenk’s passion is engaging customers through collaboration and presenting innovative solutions. At CustomsNow™, Cynthia supports new business development and process improvement utilizing the CustomsNow™ suite of services for the best interest of her customers. Cynthia has had a robust career in supply chain, with over 30 years of executive level positions in logistics, 3PL, trade finance, Customs compliance and executive recruiting. Her broad experience ranges from retail to pharmaceuticals, where she has had multiple successful accomplishments, including building global sales teams, opening many overseas offices and developing trend setting customer products.

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Nic F. Adams, Vice President, Client Services

Mr. Adams has strong and impressive Customs compliance and global supply chain industry experience which he uses to help drive successful project management programs and effectively communicate tangible results. Through his role at CustomsNow™, Nic uses his over 30 years of experience working for both brokers and running compliance departments at several large retail importers to manage all aspects of on-boarding new clients. Nic has the unique ability to dive deep into a client’s business and supply chain process to effectively understand the nuances and to develop an efficient and automated filing process, leveraging CustomsNow™ tools. Nic manages everything from implementation to integration, including cost/benefit analysis, development of optimum staffing levels, implementation rollout plans, integration needs, part file management (including PGA), set-up coordination with U.S. Customs, training, and much more. Nic is an active member of the ACE Trade Support Network and previously sat on the Regulated Industries Committee sponsored by the American Association of Exporters & Importers (AAEI), where he was instrumental in providing training to FDA importers and engaging FDA officials on the need to use risk management tools in processing import entries. Nic is a licensed Customs broker since 1987.

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Randy L. Green, Vice President, Operations and Support

Mr. Green is a remarkable combination of compliance, technology and patience. With this, at CustomsNow™, Randy and his team provide support that acts an extension the client’s import team, providing a “value add” that is unparalleled in the industry. He is inquisitive, highly skilled and determined to nail down the accurate and correct answer for client’s complex Customs entry challenges. Randy is a self-proclaimed technology geek with over 19 years of customs compliance, international trade, product sourcing and international logistics experience, and is constantly updating his knowledge and skills in this dynamic industry. He started his career in the international courier industry before joining a Fortune 50 retailer, starting in product sourcing before transitioning on to customs compliance. There he focused on product classification, binding ruling requests, Free Trade Agreement qualification, entry audit, and management. Randy is a member of AAEI, MGTA, ICPA, NCBFAA and is a licensed Customs Broker since 2007.

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Robert J. Blackwell, Esq., Vice President, Marketing

Mr. Blackwell is a wordsmith with expert social media and marketing skills who is passionate about information support and helping customers stay informed and connected. At CustomsNow™, Rob tracks industry trends and regulations to provide clients with up-to-date, critical intelligence which might affect their supply chain. Rob has over 20 years of diverse experience, starting as an attorney at several large firms. From there, Rob played a vital role in the launch of Bestbuy.com, gaining early and invaluable e-commerce marketing and social media experience. He also served in leadership roles at Gateway Computers, and provided consulting services to large corporations such as Electronic Arts and Symantec in areas of marketing, e-commerce, project management and more.

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Legal Counsel

Bryan Cave, LLP, 1 20 Broadway, Suite 300, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2386. www.bryancave.com. Contact: Nicole Simonian and David R. Stepp.

Certified Public Accountant

Marc Carranza LLP, 7058 East Fish Lake Road, Maple Grove, MN 55311.