International Expertise Inc. Leadership

Mike Hackbarth

After 25 years of private brand and international food business development achievement, Mike Hackbarth founded International Expertise Inc. to help companies generate incremental sales. The new company is an export management consulting company which provides food manufacturing executives and brand owners a comprehensive understanding of the domestic and/or export private brand industry. 

Prior to launching International Expertise Inc., Mike provided sales, marketing, and business senior level leadership for leading private brand manufacturers. In these roles, Mike was a driving force to develop sales strategies and secure new supermarket, international, co-pack, club, and discount channel businesses generating triple digit sales growth.

Mike has also overseen logistics and customer service teams. He has improved supply chain and consumer demand operations for domestic & international businesses through organizational restructuring, development of performance metrics to maximize capacity, and limit expansion issues from major company acquisitions.

Over the course of his career, Mike Hackbarth earned his companies and himself numerous recognition and awards:

  • The 2016 President’s “E” Award for Excellence in Exporting from the US Commerce Department
  • The 2012 “Think Global–Exporter of the Year Award,” from the U.S. Foreign Service
  • Recognition as one of top three suppliers with a major global brand for long term dedication, commitment and understanding of their international business needs
  • Executive Committee of The FMI Private Brand Leadership Council

International Expertise Inc. has become a platform for Mike Hackbarth to better utilize his private brand/export business knowledge, experience, professional education, and affiliations with an extensive executive network to develop incremental sales and profits for a variety of companies. Mike has earned a reputation for being a leading private brand and international business executive with a wealth of collaborative partnerships that will help his clients. 

International Expertise Inc. can help your organization:

  • Develop and manage all international sales food manufacturers. 
  • Spearhead category reviews for brand owners to enhance vendor performance and product offering.
  • Source North American products and manufacturers for International retailers and brand owners.

The world’s retail food business continues to consolidate and is experiencing significant channel fragmentation, impacting manufacturers, retailers, and brand owners globally. This changing dynamic is leading proactive companies to look for alternative trade channels and geographic areas for incremental sales and profits. Mike Hackbarth and International Expertise Inc. can provide executives a comprehensive understanding, analysis, and strategic business plan to grow their business with private brand, co-pack, and export sales.