Ester Gordillo provides international trade support and leadership to a variety of industries helping them expand into foreign markets or getting them started in the global marketplace. She assists businesses and individuals on how to start exporting or importing, finding export opportunities for their products or services, market entry strategies, trade resources, export finance resources, and market intelligence. She has led and participated in foreign and domestic trade missions and trade shows working collaboratively with the private industry and government. In early 2000 Ester played a key role in giving impetus to a California-Mexico trade assistance program in Sacramento. By 2005, she was the principal international trade specialist at the Center for International Trade Development in Sacramento. Additionally, she provides trade services to several Small Business Development Centers within the Northern California Small Business Development Center Network.