Founder & Partner

Martin Kalin is Founder of the Trade Compliance Group, providing one-stop services to the international trade community, export-controls and trade-controls consulting, in-house training, internal-compliance tools, and customer screening. The Trade Compliance Group collaborates with sister company Spark Media, a prize-winning production company to produce best-in-class export-compliance training videos.

Formerly a consultant, Martin Kalin’s expertise was complex de minimis calculations, commodity and technology classifications, and negotiations for Commerce Department advisory opinions in these areas. He also dealt with munitions trade controls under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

Marty Kalin founded the Trade Compliance Group (formerly MK Technology) in 1986, and for many years he was its President and a Senior Consultant. In 1990, he acquired Deltac Associates, Ltd. and formed MK Technology * Deltac. In 1991, he acquired MK * ibek, an approved Department of Commerce electronic licensing vendor. In 1992, he formed MK Data Services with Kenneth Harris.

Marty Kalin founded Export Control News, now The Export Practitioner. He also has been an active trade and investment consultant on a number of business projects in Russia and other countries within the former Soviet Union. He is an entrepreneur and founder of a number of other technology companies.

He holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service where he specialized in international relations. In 1983, he was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by Secretary of State George Shultz for his work within the U.S. Department of State on Lebanon and the Middle East.

He is an active member of EO, the “Entrepreneurs Organization” in the Greater Washington, DC area chapter, where he serves on its Board and is responsible for chapter learning activities.