We specialize in product development, importing, and fulfilling our clients' project specifications.

 

As a family owned business we co-produce by collaborating with firms and individuals who are in need of an overseas manufacturer. We strive to help our clients find manufacturers at a cost effective price. With over 40 years of experience in developing various arrays of product and items, we continue to provide a lending hand in expertise and specialized knowledge with international trade.

ABOUT CISCO
 

 

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Neil Kay founded Cisco Sales Corporation in 1977. As a student, he worked in Taiwan for multiple trading companies from 1973-1975. During this time the US was manufacturing domestically and just started to do business with Taiwan. Neil was 19 at the time; he was supposed to stay for only a month and a half, but ended up staying for over two years. He learned many manufacturing processes and the trading business, as well as the Chinese culture. In 1975, Neil returned back to the US to finish up College where he attended both USC and graduated from Cal State Northridge.

Neil J. Kay has the proud distinction of being one of the 1st importers let into mainland China (with a special diplomatic visa) on a unique trade mission to Hong Kong. Neil was in mainland China in 1987 invited by the same trading company “Hiraoka” and “Bushnell” he worked for when he was 19. This was 2 years prior to the globalization boom. At this time China’s government was contracting with well established Taiwan factories and trading companies to help train their workforce to prepare them for opening their doors to the global market. When Neil returned back to the USA, he started his own business (Cisco Sales Corporation) which is still growing today. Cisco has part ownership and investments in various Chinese factories. Cisco has strong Chinese relationships and established partnerships thanks to Neil’s long lasting respected footprint in China. In 1989, China officially opened its doors to Americans and there was no learning curve for Neil and his sourcing capabilities. Neil's background and experience has allowed for Cisco to be a well known entity in the world market today.

 

 

 
Cisco will help minimize the liability and risk associated with importing/exporting by:

 

  1. Identifying reliable suppliers through annual attendance to China sourcing fairs, trade shows, and analyzing factories through inspections and 3rd party testing.
  2. Verifying and vetting key suppliers (We don't just use Alibaba). 
  3. Insuring payment and managing quality control.
  4. Deciding the best sourcing method (direct purchase, commission-based sourcing agent, using a sourcing provider or a trading company) best fits yours or your clients' needs.

 

 

OUR TEAM

Neil Kay
President and CEO
A creative designer and inventor, Neil holds numerous patents and trademarks. He has overseen the coming to life of hundreds of innovative ideas, products, and patents. With his pioneering experiences in international procurement, Neil understood the difficulties foreigners have in conducting business in Asia. With a full understanding of product engineering, Neil has created a dynamic, reliable, and economical procurement company for the worldwide market. Neil founded Cisco in 1977.
Jessica Sun
Director of Sourcing
Jessica was born in China and speaks three different dialects. Jessica oversees direct communication with our offices and factories in China. Director of International Sourcing, Jessica analyzes and calculates costs of procurement and suggests methods to decrease expenditure. Jessica also researches and provides mentorship with negotiating power of our suppliers and factories.
Cynthia Martinez
Director of Logistics
Cynthia supervises and coordinates the staff who arrange for customs clearance, shipping, and delivery. Cynthia ensures that all deliveries arrive safely and on time to their final destinations. Cynthia also plays a key role with accounting, freight forwarding, and client project management.
Irene Chu
Import & Quality Assurance Manager
Irene has been a huge asset to our company for over a decade. She is a dedicated and accomplished professional who offers seven years of international experience in marketing, sales and product development. Irene insures that all quality control inspections are completed prior to the shipment of any product.
Jordan Kay
National Sales Manager
Jordan is a University of California Berkeley graduate with and American Studies Degree in International Business/Globalization. Jordan overseas both our International and USA sales and also plays a key role in Business Development. Jordan insures that our client's order requirements are understood and effectively communicated to our staff. In addition to his everyday duties, Jordan also heads Quality Control and Client Relations.
Ian Kay
Creative Sales Manager
Ian is a Loyola Marymount University graduate with a degree in Studio Arts. Ian's strengths include Graphic Design, Online Computer Arts, and Visual Communication. Ian oversees all artwork and graphics. Ian also heads marketing, advertising, branding, social media, design, and media content.
Jeff Wong
3D AutoCAD Engineer
Jeff designs and engineers 3D models (CAD services), digital prototypes, layouts, and performs final drafting tasks from minimal instructions or conceptual information. Jeff also provides a variety of engineering services to develop complex mechanical parts for consumer, commercial, medical products and in other industries.
Joseph Zou
Mold Engineer and Product Manager
Joseph graduated from Zhejiang University, China, majoring in Biomedical Instrumentation and Engineering. Joseph is experienced in metal, plastic products, electrical, motor and LED lighting products. Joseph oversees designing, prototyping, production, and engineering of products, followed by package design, and quality control.
Daisy Cao
Inspection Manager
Daisy received her bachelor of arts degree from Jiangsu University. Her experiences and skills include exporting clothing and caps, merchandise sales, overseas communication, product development, order arrangement, fabric and accessories sourcing, sample making, quality control, and production tracking.
Gabe Palacios
Freelance Graphic Designer
John Francis
Freelance Web Developer
John is a student at the University of Southern California working on a degree in Computer Science/Business Administration and Cinematic Arts. John works on the implementation and design of company websites.