About Us

Sara Kaufman, GDMSara Kaufman
sara@theexportzoo.com

Sara Kaufman has been developing export markets for clients for over 20 years.   Her wide range of interests and experiences give her a unique approach to market and brand development.  She has been involved in all aspects of international trade and is well versed in transportation logistics, brand development, and distributor support.  Sara combines this business experience with her knowledge of pet food formulation, ingredients, and quality.  Sara is a graduate of Ohio University.   When not snowboarding, kayaking, or wake-boarding, Sara is usually found near pet industry trade shows on the closest dance floor.


David Weil

david@theexportzoo.com
David Weil is a graduate of Indiana University.  After graduation he spent six years studying and working in Taiwan where he had his first exposure to international trade.  Since returning to the States in 1985, he has worked with companies in a variety of industries developing export and import programs.  Beginning in 2000, David has focused almost exclusively on the pet industry and especially on the export of quality North American pet foods and the development of export markets for a number of North American brands.

 
  
Sara Heinrichs

theothersara@theexportzoo.com
Sara Heinrichs is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University.  Sara is our Account Manager and handles order processing and logistics for GDM.  Sara is also known as “The Other Sara” or “Junior” around the office and the world.  In the winter months, Sara can be found courtside coaching basketball at Newport Central Catholic High School in Newport, KY.  With her love of sports she holds the Kentucky Wildcats and the Cincinnati Reds close to her heart.

 
 
Laura Berger
Laura Berger is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis. She comes to us with a varied background in Human Resources, Teaching Preschool and Personal Organizing-which really areall the same thing. She is thrilled to be a part of the GDM team specializing in logistics, human resources, office management, and imports. Laura’s diagnosis of CDO (that’s OCD with the letters in alphabetical order like they should be) makes her an asset to GDM’s operational team. In her spare time Laura can be seen refilling her label maker and wondering what she needs to do to change the company name to DGM.

Furry Associates

Beeker- Forever in Our Hearts
Tucker- Adult Dog Brand Manager
Holden – Pet Treats Manager
Bentley
Bentley- Executive Assistant of Logistics
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Milo – Assistant Pet Treats Manager
Maggie- Puppy Food Intern
Maggie- Small Breed Food Executive
remington
Remington – Puppy Food Manager
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Bean$- Feline Brand Manage