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Evolutions in Business

ITAR and EAR Compliance Support since 1989

Protecting National Security through Export Regulatory Compliance
Export and Import Corporate Compliance Training & Advice


About Evolutions in Business(EIB)

Evolutions in Business is one of the Nation's leading experts in commercial, (EAR) and Military, (ITAR) compliance. Since 1989, Evolutions in Business has been engaged in training corporations in export and import trade regulations. We concentrate on the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), as well as International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Our areas of expertise include guidanceEIB Staff on Export Licensing, Technology Control Plans, Export Documentation, Letters of Credit, NAFTA, and Specific-Need Training. We have the most current and informative seminars and classes in the country. We have worked with many companies from various areas of business and manufacturing including Aerospace, Military Systems, Lasers, Sensors, Encryption Software, Information Security, Computers, Nano Technology, Telecommunications, and many additional disciplines of Science and Engineering. We work well alongside various international trade agencies both in the public and private sectors, including the United States Department of State and the Bureau of Industry and Security. We believe in educating companies and individuals on the correct procedures for exporting and importing. We want to help them be more confident in their endeavors, while minimizing risk to their company and the country.

Opportunity Will Knock

There are many opportunities in the world for increased revenue. We need to work together to take advantage of these opportunities, while keeping America safe. Protecting your revenue and our national security is our principal concern.

We Can Help

Evolutions In Business designs compliance programs and helps your company establish procedures to meet the rigors of import and export regulatory compliance. Evolutions in Business will design a personal compliance program for you. We specialize in EAR, ITAR, CTPAT, AES, FTA’s, and ATF. We look forward to working with your company!

Evolutions In Business, is pleased to announce the addition of Gina M. Johnson as Executive Account Manager.

Gina is the namesake for our GINA Award and was the first GINA award recipient.  Gina brings to Evolutions in Business a diligence and commitment to export compliance, and encryption controls long heralded by Evolutions in Business and industry alike. Gina’s professionalism and diligence has become the standard to which Evolutions In Business gauges all nominees for this annual award, which is aptly named “the GINA Award.”


Gina M. Johnson

Gina Johnson, Executive Account Manager

Executive Account Manager

Former Export Manager for Dialogic (US) Inc. located in Hyannis, Massachusetts Gina has expertise in Export Administration Regulatory Compliance, Encryption Compliance Controls and Documentation. Gina has worked with many international companies throughout Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East, resolving many export logistic challenges and developing systems to meet the accuracy and conformity standards in international export documentation. Gina is proficient with the encryption requirements of the EAR. She has worked extensively with Engineering and Program Managers to prepare and submit Supplement 6 Forms and relevant company product documentation for Encryption Reviews conducted by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the National Security Administration (NSA). As encryption has become a major issue in many countries, Gina has worked with Legal Departments in preparing detailed documentation outlining encrypted products for submission to the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) and worked directly with the Agence Nationale de la Securite des Systemes d’Information (ANSSI) – the French Network and Information Security Agency, enabling the importation of encrypted products into France. Gina also assisted customers working with the Hong Kong Regulatory Trade Department for company-encrypted products. Gina is expert in ECCN (Export Control Classification Number) and Schedule B discernment. In addition to Gina’s Export management and encryption experience, her background is one of knowledge within international organizations, in both audio/video products and technology in California, and fiber optics and telecommunications equipment in Massachusetts.

Paula Newton

Paula Newton, Executive Account Manager

Executive Account Manager

Paula has served the State of New Hampshire admirably in her position at the International Trade Resource Center, aiding and assisting commercial exporters of every background and technology in the regulations of proper export compliance. She brings to the table, a strong background in biotechnology and medical devices as well as other disciplines in technology. She is a great asset to our client base. The exporters of New Hampshire enjoyed working with her and the rest of the country values working with her as well!  Paula Newton:  read more>>

Nicolette Reed

Nicolette Reed, VP

Vice President

Nicolette has gained the respect of both customers and colleagues alike for her acumen of ITAR and EAR regulations.
Nicolette has experience in various positions including Manager, Office Administrator and Public Speaker for presentations. Prior to rejoining Evolutions in Business in 2009 she was a paralegal assistant in a law firm specializing in estate planning.
Nicolette Reed first started working for Evolutions In Business in 1997 as a Customer Service Representative while attending Nashoba Technical High School for Graphic Design. She utilizes much of what she learned in Graphic Design for designing flyers, newsletters, presentations and other marketing materials for the company. Upon graduation in 1999 and still working for Evolutions in Business, Nicolette established her own DJ company and performed as a formal event DJ. She specialized in weddings for 17 years. Now, semi-retired from the DJ business, Nicolette still covers a few events but maintains a less rigorous schedule to allow more time for family.

Nicolette is also active in other positions and volunteer work. She is a PCA caring for an elderly woman with special needs whom she adores and starting this care in 2003. She volunteers with a Nashua, New Hampshire group called Positive Street Art. This is a non-profit organization striving to inspire passion for urban arts in a productive way & build stronger communities through educational workshops, community events & artistic services. She volunteers in her hometown of Chelmsford, Massachusetts with the Chelmsford Cultural Partnership. This is a public / private partnership consisting of a diverse group of entities committed to community, commerce and culture. The group celebrates the arts and engages residents and businesses to create a vibrant economy. The Chelmsford Cultural Partnership functions as the “hub” for the arts culture by supporting and promoting existing and new programs, activities and events. Nicolette is kept busy in between her tight schedule raising her middle school aged children.

Jeanette Reed, CEO and President

Jeanette Reed, CEO
Jeanette Reed, President, founded Evolutions in Business in 1989 to provide outsourced consultation and training to corporations. Ms. Reed has trained over 7200 different individuals on Export Compliance, ITAR and EAR, Export Documentation, Letters of Credit and NAFTA. Training and consultation has been provided to companies engaged in the international trade of highly technical commodities of manufacture, both commercial and military. Ms. Reed has had strategic alliances with a number of different freight forwarders over the years and has engaged in public speaking events for Massport, New Hampshire International Trade Resource Center (ITRC), N.E. National Defense Industry Association (NDIA), The Oklahoma Aerospace Alliance and Small Business Development. She has received numerous commendations for her course work in this specialized field. Officers of the New England office of Export Enforcement and ICE have recognized Ms. Reed as a leader in export compliance training. Prior to establishing her business, Ms. Reed worked in Management at various corporations engaged in Freight Logistics or Advanced Technology and Manufacturing including, OCEANAIR, Inc. Cambridge Medical Technologies, Kurzweil Music Systems, Inc. and IPL Systems