Developing a focused strategy is critical for a business to succeed.  Implementing it correctly is essential.

I work with companies to review their business and objectives to develop the business strategy that wins.  This is done in concert with existing management to ensure the implementation is successful.

I have developed and implemented business strategies for ExxonMobil, The Fisher Barton Group, General Dynamics, The California World Trade Commission, and many others in various industries and company size.

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27 years building and growing businesses internationally through exports and direct investment.

Growing business in Vietnam and Asia for the past 23 years provides a strong understanding of international business development worldwide.

I develop international strategies best suited for your current business and offer to implement the plan to success.

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Steeped in international trading worldwide with three companies strategically located in Germany, Vietnam, and USA.

We currently import, export, and distribute ready-made garments and suncare products from the USA and China into Vietnam and Germany.

We are always exploring new opportunities to grow businesses internationally.  We work with companies across the globe to launch and expand their business internationally.

We offer to partner with foreign-owned companies planning to enter the USA market and USA companies wanting to expand their business internationally.

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I work with companies A-Z that want

  • to expand their market presence in Vietnam through trade or investment
  • to invest in manufacturing plants in Vietnam or
  • to source product or services from Vietnam

I lived in Vietnam for the past 23 years planning, building, and growing businesses for both domestic and international customers in metallurgical engineering, oil & gas, building materials, cosmetics, and education sectors.

My background in Vietnam ranges from investments to strategy development to operations.

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Since 1993


BKS INTERNATIONAL LLC began its operations in California in Jan 2018.

We have three trading companies in our group located in Europe, Asia, and USA and have been in business for 17 years.

Brian Smith spent 23 years in Vietnam establishing and operating manufacturing companies for both domestic and export markets.  He has successfully launched a range of start-ups, navigated  mergers and acquisitions, and managed turnarounds in one of the most difficult countries in the world as it transitioned to a market economy - Vietnam.

Our professional network spans the globe expanding our range of support services; legal, finance, government, logistics, sourcing.

I have over 20 years successful consultative business projects completed for Mobil Oil, General Dynamics, Triumph Motorcycles Vietnam, Renaissance International School Saigon,  Kinh Do Corporation, and Rail TV; and 11 years as President of Metkraft Ltd.



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