Meet The President

Rachel Pisani

Rachel Pisani, President of Pisani Recruiting, is an accomplished marketing, analytics and business development executive with more than 20 years of experience in International Trade Compliance, Non-Profit and Technology organizations. She has a wealth of experience in the global trade management and supply chain arena. With her background, Rachel is uniquely equipped to match individuals with the right job and assist companies in developing their optimal trade compliance organization.

Pisani Recruiting is recognized as the thought leader in International trade compliance recruiting, including publishing the industry’s only Annual Salary Survey and Annual Professional Development Survey. Both of these publications allow HR professionals and trade compliance professionals to arm themselves with trade compliance specific data in regards to careers, organizational structures, and compensation.

Prior to founding Pisani Recruiting, Rachel most recently served as VP of Marketing and Business Development at the world’s largest International Trade law firm and Trade Consulting service firm, Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services.

Previously, Rachel was president and CEO of Elan Enterprises, a consulting firm in the Washington DC area, primarily focused on International Trade organizations, including technology companies and non-profit organizations. As a business consultant, Rachel was a key player in several successful DC-based technology companies, where she helped to set up their board of directors, bring VC funding to the table, place CEOs and executives, conduct business process re-engineering, implement marketing plans, negotiate M&A’s and was an integral part of leading multiple start-up ventures to successful exits. Excelling at growth strategies, one start up went from $1M in revenue to $22M in less than 18 months. Another went from $900k to over $55M in less than 3 years.

Working as Vice President at the first ever global trade management managed services provider, Vastera, Rachel became responsible for multiple divisions such as Direct Marketing, Marketing Communications, Business Development and Client Relations, and was instrumental in the companies explosive growth and successful initial public offering in September 2000 and eventually the acquisition by JP Morgan Chase. Her time there was a time of exponential growth.

Rachel serves on Boards for several non-profit organizations and is a member of ICPA, NAFTZ, and AAEI. In addition, she is the spokesperson for the Kristen Renee Foundation, fighting for cancer victims, where she has been an advocate for cancer victims and liaison between federal and state regulators. She has been a regular guest on FOX News and NBC, and has testified before the Senate Finance Committee regarding the proposed addendum she wrote to Senate Bill 574.