Our Team

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Jeramie Maxwell


Phone: 206-947-3022


Jeramie has spent his entire career in the trade finance and trade credit insurance industry.  Prior to founding Impello Global in 2017, Jeramie managed Wells Fargo's structured trade finance, cross border lending, and EXIM Bank short, medium, and long term programs for the West and Mountain regions and worked with companies throughout the US to help expand and finance their businesses globally.   


Jeramie's experience in the trade finance industry is unique.  Having worked as a lender, advisor, and broker, he has a reputation as someone who works outside of the box to help his clients improve and grow their business.  Whether its a small business insurance policy or a billion-dollar cross-border loan facility, Jeramie's done it.  


Jeramie, an Ohio native, credits his time at university in London for opening his eyes and moving to San Francisco for expanding his mind.  He now lives on Bainbridge Island with his wife, Ali, and their two sons, Mason and Oliver.  In their spare time, you can find them on their boat somewhere in Puget Sound.

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Trish McCarthy


Phone: 208-254-1025


Trish has 35 years of experience in the international trade finance and credit and political risk insurance industries.  Prior to joining Impello Global, Trish held executive leadership roles with Marsh JLT Specialty, International Risk Consultants, US Bank, PNC Bank, and Chase/Bank One.
Trish has a reputation in the industry for being honest, clear, and sincere which helps her enjoy long-term and strong relationships with clients and underwriters.  With experience in both international letters of credit and export credit insurance policy compliance, Trish has the ability to teach customers how to use these risk mitigation tools to help them grow sales and get paid.

Trish, a native of Dayton, Ohio, relocated to Boise, Idaho in 2020 with her husband Tom, where she enjoys hiking, reading, environmental activism, and becoming an engaged member of her new communities.


Matthew Handwork


Phone: 614-306-9457


Matt brings extensive structured trade finance knowledge gained through senior leadership experience as a partner with International Risk Consultants, a trade specialist at the US Commercial Service, and most recently as Senior Vice President of Political Risk and Structured Credit with Marsh JLT Specialty.  Known in the industry as direct, straightforward, and clear, Matt believes in developing longstanding relationships and working collaboratively to create innovative solutions.   


Matt specializes in structuring medium-term, import, pre-export, and supply chain financing solutions for manufacturers and lenders with support from Export Import Bank of the US and private insurers.  His ability to manage transactions from underwriting and deal packaging through documentation and claims management enables Matt to work with clients from start to finish on every opportunity. 


Born and raised in Ohio, Matt spent summers cycling across the Midwest and Europe with student groups and fishing in Canada, sparking a lifelong interest in traveling, learning, and engaging globally.  He currently resides in Columbus, Ohio with his wife, Leanna, and their two children.  In his spare time he enjoys traveling with his family, reading, and cycling.

Cole Augustine



Phone: 503-592-0651


Cole brings a unique mix of trade & supply chain finance, foreign exchange, treasury, and risk management experience, working in both relationship management and product development roles for national and regional banks, as well as technology and Fintech companies. He’s held senior-level roles with Capital One, Frost Bank, Umpqua Bank, moovel, and CurrencyCloud in Portland, New York, Dallas, and San Antonio. Most recently, Cole worked as a Financial Institutions Sales Consultant for CurrencyCloud and moonlights as the Co-Founder of the Fintech Fight Club Debates. Known in the industry as genuine, passionate, principled, and a bit goofy. 


Cole specializes in bridging the gap between trade and supply chain finance, payments, foreign exchange, and insurance, with an emphasis on emerging technologies and multi-pronged risk management strategies. A frequent speaker at local and national conferences, Cole uses his experience on “most sides of the desk” to help companies build mutually beneficial relationships with their banks, buyers, and suppliers to strengthen their physical and financial supply chains. He believes that good, end-to-end risk management is win/win! 


Raised in a small town on the Oregon Coast, Cole became enamored with international business and travel after moving to the big city, then across the country. He currently lives in Portland, OR with his significant other, Danika, and one cat. In his spare time, Cole can be found traveling internationally, riding around on his Onewheel, or seeking out obscure heavy metal music, at home and abroad.


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