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About Us


About Us

Our Story

Relying on years of business, consulting, and entrepreneurial spirit, Heartland Trade  Enterprises LLP was formed to help meet the need of struggling states across the U.S. for their PPE needs.  Because of Heartland and its Co-Founders, the State of Oklahoma was able to secure much needed PPE for hospitals and health systems across the state.  We continue to provide sourcing and purchasing opportunities for our clients every day.

Meet The Team

Carmen Miller McColl is the Co-Founder and Partner of Heartland Trade Enterprises LLP.  Prior to forming Heartland Trade, Carmen founded the Miller Spence Group, LLC, a full-service political consulting and fundraising firm.  Carmen has nearly 20 years of experience in consulting and business development. Through her company, Carmen served an array of candidates and National Party Committees.  Additionally, the Miller Spence Group provided government affairs and business development consulting for non-political clients.  Carmen has worked with Trade Associations, Corporations and non-profits to help meet multi-million dollar budgets for her clients.  A native of Oklahoma City, and a University of Oklahoma graduate, Carmen is thrilled to start a business again in her home state.

Tianyi “Joe” Zhu is the Co-Founder and Partner of Heartland Trade Enterprises LLP.  He is an international entrepreneur and angel investor. Leveraging his Chinese American background, global network, and cross-cultural expertise, he was able to orchestrate a partnership between two multibillion-dollar industry giants, the largest playground manufacturer in China, Nanjing Wande Group, with the largest in North America. Regardless of cultural differences, he looks for synergies of purpose in every deal. In China, Joe is the Chairman of the Zhu Holdings Group, involved in the license for the famous Cooper Clinic in Dallas, Texas which opened a 250,000 square-foot healthcare clinic in Nanjing and a 2,500-acre wellness resort in Beijing. The business group leverages its many relationships with public and private corporations in China to support its portfolio companies.

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