Our People

We cultivate broad professional networks and close business ties worldwide to enhance your reach. By leveraging our global network, we help you establish profitable and enduring business partnerships.

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Nina Gibbs

Founder/Managing Director

Nina had been searching for a way to apply her passion for international affairs and foreign languages to the world of business after moving back to northern California, so when a local company asked her to provide interpretation services for contract negotiations with a potential global distributor, she began formulating the idea for Savi Global. Combining her background in business development, a Master’s degree in International Affairs from UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy & Strategy, and a talent for attracting service-minded, results-oriented team members, Nina launched Savi Global in 2012.

 

Nina has accumulated over 15 years of experience in business development, marketing strategy, and supply chain planning while working for key clients in technology, food and agriculture, and defense, including Sony, Hewlett Packard, Boeing, Jack in the Box, and Driscolls. She has professional experience with Spanish and Italian and has studied Bahasa Indonesia, Portuguese, German, and French. She has worked in Italy, Spain, and Mexico and has a worldwide network of international business resources.

 

Leveraging her leadership experience with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Small Business Development Center program, she applies her extensive knowledge of doing business in the U.S. to guide entrepreneurs and business owners from around the world through the process of planning, starting, and expanding their business visions.

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Sarah Wood

Sarah is a graduate of CSU Channel Islands where she obtained her B.S. in Business with an emphasis in Global Business. She has worked for the Global Sector of the State of California Community College Chancellor’s Office where she researched global business conducted in Northern California. She studied International Business in South Korea and worked with Chinese businesses through an internship provided by the Northern California CITD. At Savi Global she focuses on market research and data collection in support of our business planning services.

Past Interns

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Heather Haddleton

Heather is an ace when it comes to research, analytics, and operations on a global scale. With an appetite for new experiences and cultures and a skilled hand at web and graphic design, Heather applied her creative streak to the marketing of Savi Global events. Heather is an advocate for social justice and has volunteered for organizations like Rancho De Sus Niños, Youth with a Mission, and International Justice Mission. Heather graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from CSU Chico and recently began her graduate education in International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS University of London to develop her interest in global initiatives for the development of sustainable agriculture worldwide.

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Long (Zoey) Zeyuanyu

Zoey is a whiz at international business and a master of foreign languages, fluent in Mandarin, Korean, and English. Before coming to the U.S., Zoey worked in Beijing, China, as an interpreter for the Market Research Program at LG Electronics and in Program Management for a San Francisco-based non-profit. She graduated with a B.A. in Korean Language from Minzu University and obtained her Master’s in International Affairs with a focus on International Management from UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy & Strategy. At Savi Global, Zoey performed extensive market research and developed a comprehensive business development plan that focused on food and beverage producers in Northern California. Zoey now works as a Customs Specialist at Qualcomm, focusing on Indirect Tax and International Trade Compliance for the Asia Pacific region.

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DaHye Chun

DaHye is majoring in Business Management at Simpson University in Redding, CA. She has lived in South Korea, Bolivia, and the U.S. and is trilingual in Korean, Spanish, and English. After graduation, DaHye hopes to open a business that helps others break language barriers by providing translation services as well as educating early generations on the importance of knowing different languages and cultures. Savi Global gave DaHye her first glimpse into what it takes to run a global business.