• Compliance Experts

    Regulatory & Compliance Expert Team

Compliance Experts

About the Team

Assent’s team of regulatory and compliance experts provides expertise and guidance on material and substance management, ethical sourcing and corporate social responsibility to every aspect of the company’s operations, including our internal teams and clients. The team is comprised of experienced industry experts and legal counsel, and gives Assent the leading edge when it comes to product development, client support and industry initiatives.

James Calder
Vice President, Regulations

James manages the regulatory and compliance experts team. He is responsible for delivering subject matter expertise to every aspect of Assent Compliance, improving the product’s function and the knowledge of the clients using it. He has over 12 years of compliance experience, building and improving programs at companies like Nortel, Rakuten and Intertek, and applies this experience to Assent’s data management, verification, assessment, supply chain training and engagement, mitigation and full due diligence strategy. James has authored many publications and is a member of a variety of industry organizations such as IEC TC111 Group Mirror Committee, IPC 175X, IAEG, SCCE, AIAG and more.

Travis Miller
Compliance & Regulatory General Counsel

Travis is an international trade and compliance attorney specializing in: ITAR/EAR/Sanctions; global anti-corruption, anti-slavery, code of conduct, environmental, health and safety; product stewardship (RoHS/REACH/Conflict Minerals) and corporate social responsibility (corporate ethics, CSR/CDP reporting, SEC filings). He manages Assent’s worldwide legal activities, such as advising the board of directors on legal matters and overseeing corporate compliance, governance initiatives and other commercial transactions. Travis provides legal support and insight to every team at the company, from sales to services and partner organizations.

Kate Dunbar
Senior Business & Human Rights Analyst

Kate is a Senior Business and Human Rights Analyst for Assent. Her work experience spans across civil society organizations, UN agencies, international NGOs and the private sector. Prior to joining Assent, Kate worked as a child protection in emergencies specialist and as an anti-human trafficking advocate. Kate has put her expertise to work in 13 countries across four continents. She is committed to supporting companies in their efforts to ensure respect for human rights throughout their operations and supply chains.

Sarah Carpenter
Business & Human Rights Analyst

Sarah is a human rights practitioner who specializes in promoting business respect for human rights globally. She supported the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) in Bangladesh as it was playing a central role promoting labor rights reform in the garment sector following the 2013 Rana Plaza collapse. She has worked for a range of rights-based NGOs, like Plan International and the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability. She holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Science from McGill University.

Valerie Kuntz
Materials Management Subject Matter Expert

Valerie Kuntz spent over 19 years at Intel, starting in materials before moving to IT as a System Analyst, Project Manager and finally Program Manager in charge of IT Environmental Compliance. She specializes in RoHS and REACH implementation processes at large companies, as well as extended producer responsibility and conflict minerals processes. Valerie is committed to the improvement and development of various declaration standards through her involvement with IPC 175X, IAEG and IEC.
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