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Professionals

Advisors

Dr. Daxi Li

Dr. Daxi Li is chairman of the Chinese Association for Science and Business (CASB), chairman of CASB Ventures LLC and a director of the board of US Oriental Bank. He also serves as director for several public companies. Dr. Li was elected as a special overseas delegate of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the Chinese Senate. He worked as advisor for several cities and provinces such as Jilin, Jiangsu, Guangzhou, and Jieyang. Dr. Li graduated from South China Normal Institute with a B.S. in Physics in 1975. Then he received an M.S. in Physics from Sun Yat-sen University in 1980. In 1985, Mr. Li received his Ph.D. in Physics from the City University of New York (CUNY). He was a Postdoctoral Fellow of McGill University of Canada, and associate professor and fellow of CUNY and the Polytechnic of New York. From 1992 to 2001, Dr. Li worked for Solomon Brother and Lehman Brothers, oversaw many important IPOs and venture capital investments.

Dr. Shaojun Zuo

Dr. Shaojun Zuo is the founder and managing partner of Red Ridge Capital LLC, a US investment firm focusing on investments in both US and China. Prior to founding Red Ridge Capital, he was with ZS Structured Credit Capital Management LP and D.B. Zwirn & Co, overseeing firm’s structured finance investment platform. He managed a total of $3.5 billion portfolio of asset backed securities across several structured product vehicles. Prior to ZS Capital and D.B. Zwirn & Co, he was with ZAIS Group LLC, responsible for quantitative analysis, risk management and investment valuation of structured credit products. He received his B.S from Fudan University in China, and his M.S and Ph.D. from New York University in USA.

Jay Walder

Jay Walder worked for Standard and Poors for more than 20 years as Sales Executive and Senior Regional Manager. Over the years he received numerous company awards and accolades from his clients. He is a skilled communicator with expertise in running proprietary software demos, negotiating, business relationship development, trade shows, and research tools. He has a strong background in financial services, publishing, and on-line media. He is a developer of strong networks vital to sustaining consistent sales. Since 1991 he has invested in the US real estate market and now he is a specialist in this field. He graduated from State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1984.

Dr. Huining Cao

Dr. Huining Cao is Professor of Finance and the Area Head of the Finance Group at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB). He earned his Ph.D. in Finance in 1995 from UCLA, and in Pathology in 1991 from Yale University. Before joining Cheung Kong GSB, Dr. Cao taught at UC Berkeley and UNC Chapel Hill. His work has been widely published in various academic journals including Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Business and Review of Finance. Dr. Cao is the Co-editor of International Financial Review and is on the editorial board of Annals of Economics and Finance and China Financial Review. He received nominations for the Smith Breeden Award in 1998 and 2000 for the best paper published in the Journal of Finance.

Board of Directors

   

Lijie Zhu

Lijie Zhu

Lijie Zhu is the managing director of Dragon Gate Investment Partners, founder of CorpOnline™ and CorpStarter™, column writer for Tsinghua Financial Review. She was also the Chairwoman for the Alliance of American Chambers of Commerce, Vice Director of The Council of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, a board member of Asian Financial Society. Ms. Zhu has more than 10 years' experience in the financial and media industry in America, Europe and Asia. She worked as the Chief Financial Officer for a US listed Chinese company, a credit analyst for Rogge Global Partners in London, and a financial analyst for Aufhauser Securities in New York. She was an assistant director for China Center Television (CCTV) and a program producer at the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA). Ms. Zhu earned a MBA and a MS degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and a BA degree in Journalism and a Law Degree from Lanzhou University in China. Lijie Zhu was honored as one of the 50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business 2011 by the Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC).

 

Dan Killian

Carl Dan Killian, Jr.

Carl Dan Killian, Jr. is the President of Harvard Investors Group. As an effective business strategist, Killian has broad experience in the investment field including portfolio management, pension fund evaluation, equity and fixed income research, domestic and international sales, with excellent record in developing new accounts and maintaining existing relationships. He began his career at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. as an investment manager after obtaining his JD from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1980, and was the managing director of Herzog Heine Geduld, Inc. during 1992 to 1999, then became the New York Regional Manager of Standard and Poors'. Killian was educated at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and in Lyon and Berlin. He earned his master degree from Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government and finished his doctoral study in economics at Hochschule St. Gallen, Switzerland.

 

William Ding

Dr. William Ding

Dr. William Ding is the founder of SolarWind Capital & Risk Advisors, LLC. He has over 18 years of experience in financial enterprise risk management. Before founding SolarWind Capital & Risk Advisors, LLC, William Ding held senior risk management positions at several prominent financial institutions, including Global Financial Risk Management Consulting manager at KPMG Peat Marwick LP, director and deputy head of risk control & analysis at Bayerische HypoVereinsbank, director and head of risk control at CDC IXIS Capital Markets North America, senior risk officer at John Hancock Financial Services, Inc (currently Manulife Global Investment Management) and Chief Risk Officers at $6.5 Billion multi-strategy hedge fund D. B. Zwirn & Co LP and at $3.5 Billion global macro hedge fund Woodbine Capital Advisors LP. William Ding received BS in Space Physics from Peking University, MS in Space Physics from Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Ph.D. in Theoretical & Computational Space Plasma Physics from University of Alaska Fairbanks. He also received MBA in Analytic Finance from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

 

Xin He

Mr. Xin He

Mr. Xin He has served as Chief Financial Officer of Wanda America Investment Holding Co. since May 2012, and as Deputy Chief Financial Officer at a Wanda Group (HKG: 3699) member - AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.(NYSE: AMC) from August 2012 to February 2015, a publicly traded company principally involved in the theatrical exhibition business owning and operating 350 theatres primarily located in the United States.  He has also served as director of board at Energy Focus Inc. (Nasdaq: EFOI) since July 2014.  From December 2010 to May 2012, he served as financial controller of Xinyuan Real Estate Co.(NYSE: XIN), a publicly traded developer of large scale, high quality residential real estate projects.  From August 2009 to December 2010, Mr. He served as Chief Financial Officer of China International Transportation Holding Group(OTCBB: CTHG), a passenger transportation and logistics company. Previously, Mr. He served as an auditor at Ernst & Young, LLP, and held various roles at a textile trading corporation.  Mr. He obtained a Master of Science in Taxation from Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing, and a Master of Science in Accounting from Seton Hall University.  He is a Certified Public Accountant.

  

Finance Committee

  • Helps the Board oversee the Company's accounting and reporting practices.
  • Recommends independent public auditor for appointment by the Board and reviews its performance.
  • Monitors adequacy of internal accounting practices, procedures and controls.
  • Reviews the Company's financial reporting process and disclosure procedures.
  • Helps the Board oversee the Company's legal compliance programs.

Compensation Committee

  • Establishes the compensation philosophy and approves the annual compensation and long-term incentives for the Company's directors and executive officers.
  • Reviews the policies of the non-Board Management Compensation Committee with respect to management compensation, perquisites and other compensation policies for non-executive employees.
  • Advises and makes recommendations to the Board on these issues as appropriate.

Technical Advisory Committee

  • Helps the Board with scientific matters impacting clients' business, including monitoring the strategy and effectiveness of the Company's research and development organization.
  • Oversees major business development activities related to the acquisition of new technology.
  • Identifies and understands significant new science and technology policy issues and trends.