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Mark Barnhill leads strategic and management functions in Platinum Equity’s Office of the Chairman. He is also responsible for managing Platinum's private equity fund vehicles and serving as the firm’s primary relationship manager with institutional investors. He is a member of the firm’s Valuation Committee. Prior to joining Platinum, he was a Senior Partner at Fleishman-Hillard Inc., a unit of Omnicom Group Inc. Previously, he was a newspaper executive and an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication. He studied Business Management at the University of San Francisco.
Mr. Belonogoff is a principal for CarVal Investors. Based in London, Mr. Belonogoff is responsible for leading the firm’s London office, as well as managing individual Corporate Securities investments globally. Prior to joining the firm in 1998, Mr. Belonogoff was business development manager for Fritz Companies CIS, a subsidiary of UPS, based in Moscow, Russia. Fluent in English and Russian, Mr. Belonogoff received his MBA with a concentration in finance from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth and a B.A. in economics and Russian studies from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, graduating magna cum laude.
CarVal Investors is a leading global alternative investment fund manager focused on distressed and credit-intensive assets and market inefficiencies. Since 1987, our experienced team has navigated through ever-changing credit market cycles, opportunistically investing $108 billion in 5,300 transactions across 79 countries. Today, CarVal Investors has approximately $11 billion in assets under management in both credit and real estate strategies.
Nicholas Bloy, Managing Partner – is one of the three founders of Navis Capital Partners. Navis currently manages USD 5 billion in private and public equity funds.
Mr Bloy leads investment teams in making, monitoring and exiting investments, sits on Investment Committee and sits on the boards and/or executive committees of several Navis portfolio companies, and is responsible for fundraising. He also sits on the International Advisory Council of CIMB, one of the Southeast Asia’s largest banking groups.
Prior to co-founding Navis, Mr. Bloy worked at The Boston Consulting Group in Asia from 1989 to 1999 after spending 3 years with Bain & Co. In London.
He holds a BA Hons degree from University College, London and an MBA from INSEAD, France.
Jeff is the Managing Partner and Head of Investments at Adams Street. He is responsible for the overall management of the firm and oversees the investment team’s processes and strategies. As a member of our Growth Equity Investment Team, Jeff invests in venture and growth-oriented companies in the software, IT-enabled business services, and consumer internet/media sectors.
Jeff serves on the Boards of Directors of Apto, BoomTown, cbanc Network, Paylocity (NASDAQ: PCTY), Peerless Network, Q2ebanking (NYSE: QTWO), TrendKite, and TurnKey. He is a Board Observer at Dolex, SnagAJob, and Spiceworks. His past investments include AMWINS (bought by New Mountain), Ancestry.com (NASDAQ: ACOM), CBeyond (NASDAQ: CBEY), Borderfree (NASDAQ: BRDR), Gevity HR (NASDAQ: GVHR), LogRhythm (bought by Thoma Bravo), MagicJack (NASDAQ: CALL), MxLogic (bought by McAfee), Stratavia (bought by Hewlett-Packard), Sympoz, and TicketsNow (bought by Ticketmaster).
Before joining Adams Street, Jeff served as a Principal for The Parthenon Group, a Boston-based strategy consulting and principal investing firm with Bain Consulting roots.
Jeff is the Chair of both Adams Street’s Portfolio Construction Committee and Executive Committee, and a member of the Growth Equity Investment Committee.
Pamela Fung is an Executive Director for Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners Private Equity Fund of Funds group, and leads AIP's Asian investment activities. She has 15 years of industry experience. Prior to AIP, Pamela was a consultant with McKinsey's corporate finance practice in Hong Kong; she has also worked for Monitor Group and Lehman Brothers. Pamela has Business and Law degrees (first class honors) from the University of Hong Kong and an M.B.A. with honors from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Raj Ganguly is a Co-Founder and Partner at B Capital. He is based in B Capital’s Los Angeles office, and currently serves on the boards of Lanetix, InTurn, and Evidation Health. In addition, Raj is a Senior Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group. Previously, Raj was a Managing Partner of Velos Partners, a global venture growth firm with offices in Los Angeles, Singapore, and London. He led investments in a number of companies and sat on the boards of SurfAir and Silvercar (acquired by Audi AG).
Before his career in venture capital, Raj spent six years at Bain Capital, with a focus on conducting operational due diligence and driving growth and operational improvements in portfolio companies across the United States and Asia. During his time at Bain Capital, he had significant involvement in the diligence and boards of numerous investments, including Skylark, Genpact, and Burlington Coat Factory. He also served as the co-leader of the firm’s global technology initiative. Raj also spent time at the consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he was a Senior Engagement Manager in the Technology, Media, and Telecom Practice of the firm. He has experience as an interim executive with British food and beverage giant Diageo, and was part of the early team of Miradiant, one of the first internet payments startups, which was acquired by Bank One Corporation, that later merged with J.P. Morgan Chase.
Raj earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, and summa cum laude honors as a BSE and BAS from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and School of Engineering and Applied Science, where he graduated from the Management & Technology Program as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar and Joseph Wharton Scholar.
Najeeb Haider is Manager Investment Operations Department III at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Prior to joining AIIB in September 2016, Mr. Haider worked for Citicorp International Limited (CIL). He spent most of his 21 years with CIL in the project and infrastructure finance business and his last position held was Managing Director and Asia Pacific Head for the business. He was based out of Hong Kong for 19 years and prior to that in Karachi. Previously he worked in the corporate banking departments of the Chase Manhattan Bank (4 years) and Bank of America (2). Mr. Haider holds BBA and MBA degrees from the Institute of Business Administration, University of Karachi.
James Huang joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers China as a managing partner in 2011 and focuses on the firm’s life sciences practice. His main investment interests are innovation around China’s growing healthcare markets and helping entrepreneurs build companies. Mr. Huang has made more than 15 investments in China since 2007.
Before coming to KPCB China, Mr. Huang was a Managing Partner at Vivo Ventures, a venture capital firm specializing in life sciences investments. While at Vivo, Mr. Huang led numerous investments in China. Before joining Vivo in 2007, Mr. Huang was president of Anesiva, a biopharmaceutical company focused on pain-management treatments. During his 20-year career in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, he also held senior roles in business development, sales, marketing and R&D with Tularik Inc. (acquired by Amgen), GlaxoSmithKline LLC, Bristol-Meyers Squibb and ALZA Corp. (acquired by Johnson & Johnson).
Meanwhile, Mr. Huang is also founding and Managing Partner to Panacea Venture, Panacea Venture is focusing on investments in innovative and transformative early and growth stage healthcare and life sciences companies worldwide, is established and managed by experienced partners Mr. Huang whom is KPCB China’s managing partner.
Mr. Huang is Chairman of Board at Kindstar Global, JHL Biotech and XW Laboratory and Director at GenScript, ChiralQuest, Zenesis, CVie Therapeutics, CASI and Omni Pharmaceuticals.
Mr. Huang received an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Jay Huh is a Senior Director of Korea Investment Corporation, and serves as the Head of Global Private Equity Investments. As one of the founding investment managers at KIC since 2005, he has been responsible for managing global public and private investment portfolios. Previously, he held the position of Head of U.S. Private Equity Investments based in KIC’s New York office for 6 years, where he led sourcing, due diligence, execution, and monitoring of private investments in North and Latin American regions and also served as Head of Global Alternative Investments based in KIC’s Seoul HQs, where he oversaw KIC’s three alternative investment deal teams dedicated to private equity, real estate, and hedge funds.
Prior to joining KIC, he was a Portfolio Manager at Kyobo Life Insurance Co. in Seoul, Korea and was responsible for managing the global credit investment portfolios. He also previously worked for Lehman Brothers in Tokyo, and for Samsung Corporation in Seoul.
Mr. Huh was awarded a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from The Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Japanese and Economics from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul.
Mr. Jang has joined the firm in November 2015 as a Chief Investment Officer of POBA. As the CIO, he has senior management oversight of the firm's investments totaling around US$ 11 bil. and leads the firm's strategic expansion in overseas investment area, reflecting the growing importance of asset size and portfolio diversification. He is responsible for portfolio investments including equity, fixed income, and alternatives. Previously, Mr. Jang was the Assistant Director in the Financial Supervisory Services (FSS) of Korea. With more than 20 years of experience in the Korean investment industry including managing equity and PEF portfolios for the National Pension Fund, he is an all-rounded investment executive, who has worked across multiple functions including the CEO of AllianceBernstein Asset Management (Korea) and across private and government sectors. Mr. Jang earned a MBA from University of Iowa and a Ph.D. from Dongguk University.
Before joining ICG, Wooseok was a Director with Providence Equity Partners in Hong Kong. Wooseok started out his private equity career at Affinity Equity Partners in Seoul. Prior to this he was an analyst at Morgan Stanley corporate finance. Wooseok holds a bachelor's degree in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University.
Mr. Jinyo(J.Y)Jung joined KOTRA, the investment promotion agency of the Korea government for both inbound & outbound investment in February 2016. Invest KOREA, Korea’s national investment promotion agency, was established as part of KOTRA to support the entry and establishment of foreign businesses in Korea. Mr. Jung supports foreign investors making investment in Korea for both direct and indirect investment.
Mr. Jung’s previous positions include Manager at LG Group, he has been involved M&A for overseas energy and raw material investment projects and worked for establishing the Natural Resources Fund in Korea.
Mr. Jung holds a BCom in Accounting & Finance from the University of Sydney.
Boyoung Kim first joined McKinsey in 2002, and rejoined in 2010 after working as a Vice President in Temasek Holdings' Fullerton Financial Holdings.
At McKinsey, she has served top-tier private equity and principal investors in commercial due diligence, investment strategies, and growth and portfolio turnarounds.
M.s Kim received her BA from Seoul National University.
Jamie Kim is a Managing Director responsible for investment in the Philippines, Thailand and Korea. Prior to joining, Jamie worked for the International Finance Corporation (“IFC”), the private sector of the World Bank Group. At IFC, she was responsible for investing in distressed assets in the Asian emerging markets. Prior to this, Jamie worked within the Leveraged Finance team at Bank of America in Hong Kong, the Credit Risk Group at Citibank in Korea, and Cerberus in Korea. Jamie completed her MBA from Fordham University in New York and has a BA from Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul.
Mike Kim, Vice President, is a member of BlackRock Alternatives Specialists (BAS) - Asia Pacific. He is based in Seoul where he has responsibility for positioning BlackRock's Alternatives products & capabilities with a primary focus on BlackRock’s Real Assets Platform, in partnership with the Client Business and Product Strategist teams.
Mike joined from ING Bank Financial Markets in Seoul. Mike’s role at ING included the selection and distribution of Infrastructure and Real Estate investments for institutional investors in Korea.
Prior to ING, Mike was a senior investment manager of Global Infrastructure Investment & Management Team of KB Asset Management, an asset management arm of KB Financial Group, where he was involved in deal sourcing, due diligence, deal structuring, as well as fundraising.
Mike was previously a Vice President of Woori Investment Asia Investment Banking department in Singapore, where he executed real estate and infrastructure transactions. Prior to Woori Investment, Mike was a member of Samsung Securities - Investment Banking group, where he was involved in a number of REIT and infrastructure financing transactions.
Mike is a Ph.D. candidate for North Korean economy at College of North Korean Studies. He earned a Master’s degree in Real Estate from New York University in 2009 and has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Seoul National University.
Mr. Seung-Ho Kim is the Managing Director of Hyundai Marine and Fire Insurance and is responsible for the overall management and evaluation of investments in alternative assets such as real assets, private equity and infrastructure. He has 20 years of experience in management of alternative asset investment divisions. Prior to Hyundai Insurance, Mr. Kim was Managing Director of KB Asset Management’s Alternative Investment Division and Manager of KB Bank’s Investment Banking Division. Additionally, he has experience as a banker at the Korea Long-Term Credit Bank. Mr. Kim received a BA degree in Law at Korea University.
Mr. Kim is a member of the Asia team, and focuses on both investments such as primary funds and co-investments, and business developments across the board from private equity/debt through real estate to infrastructure.
Prior to StepStone, Mr. Kim was Head of Private Equity at Asian Development Bank (ADB), where he was responsible for investing in funds of private equity, venture capital and infrastructure across Asia and the Pacific. Prior to ADB, Mr. Kim worked at El Paso (Singapore) Corporation where he managed a number of M&A deals in the power and gas sectors, primarily in Korea and Japan. Prior to that, he worked for a Korean conglomerate focused on global energy business development, with a particular focus on Kazakhstan and the Georgia Republic in 1990’s.
Mr. Kim graduated with a BBA from Sogang University in Korea and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in the US.
About StepStone Group
StepStone is a global private markets firm providing customized investment and advisory solutions to some of the most sophisticated investors in the world. With U$240 billion of total allocations, including U$40 billion assets under management, we cover the spectrum of opportunities in private markets across the globe. We prudently integrate fund investments, secondaries and co-investments across private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private debt to create solutions that are customized according to objectives of any private market investment program.
Soomin Kim is a partner of Unison Capital. He established the firm’s Korea operation.
Before joining Unison Capital, Mr. Kim was a partner of Bain & Company, where he established and headed the firm’s Private Equity Group and M&A Group in Korea.
Mr. Kim also worked in Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong, where he advised major Asian companies on various M&A and corporate finance projects.
Mr. Kim earned an MBA with concentrations in finance and general management from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Seoul National University.
Yi-Dongis the Head of Deal Advisory 5 in KPMG Korea, with over 17 years experience asa partner specializing in financial advisory services (Fund Investment Advisory& Corporate Finance).
Yi-Dong focuses on providing corporate finance and investment advisory services, including mezzanine investment fund, merger and acquisitions, private equity investments, joint ventures, and valuation services.
Regarding M&A services, Yi-Dong recently provided buyer-side advisory services for the acquisition of Wonbang Tech Co., Ltd., and KCI Limited. He also provided sell-side advisory services for the sale of KDA Ltd., Donghae Machinery & Aviation Co., Ltd., and NOX Corp.
Regarding private equity investments, he provided numerous advisory services to the private equity such as Affinity Capital (acquisition of HK Savings Bank), IMM PE (acquisition of cosmetic company and Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries), Crescendo Capital Partners (investment in semiconductor manufacturer and Hancom), and Bain Capital (acquisition and sale of Carver Korea, and acquisition of Hugel)
Regarding Valuation services, Yi-Dong performed various DCF valuations of corporations (such as Yahoo Korea, Kia Motors and LG Card) subject to Primary-CBO.
As for mezzanine deal experience, Yi-Dong established aircraft acquisition fund to successfully raise capital from Korean institutional investors for its project fund (acquisition of 2 A330 Aircrafts)
As for US deal experience, Yi-Dong established the investment fund of KRW 100 billion for Chapter 11 companies with Aladdin Capital in the U.S., and advised on the investments of the fund. Furthermore, he also established the ABS investment fund of KRW 340 billion, using the U.S. bailout loans including term asset backed loan facility with U.S-based BelstarGroup and advised on the investments of the fund.
Lastly, Yi-Dong has advised on a number of institutions, including Korea Investment Corporation, Government Employees Pension Service, Public Officials Benefit Association and Dongbu Fire Insurance, and investments on an individual project basis.
Bert Kwan is a Managing Director at Northstar Group, a leading Southeast Asia-focused private equity firm with $2.9 billion of committed capital.
Bert has 18 years of growth equity and leveraged buyout investment experience across a broad range of sectors in Asia and the United States. Prior to joining Northstar last year, Bert was a Managing Director and Head of ASEAN at Standard Chartered Private Equity, where he spearheaded the platform’s entry into Vietnam and led investments in Golden Gate Group, NKid, M-Service, and Loc Troi Group.
Earlier in his career, Bert spent nearly a decade with the private equity investment arm of Lehman Brothers in New York, Silicon Valley and Hong Kong.
Bert graduated with a J.D. from Yale Law School and a A.B. from Princeton University.
Chulmin Lee is a founding member of VIG Partners, where he joined in 2005. Mr. Lee worked as a Senior Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group (“BCG”) for five years, engaged in numerous post-merger integration, operational improvement, strategy development, commercial due diligence, and corporate restructuring projects. Mr. Lee managed most of BCG’s M&A and post-merger integration projects in Korea, including overseas strategic investments and cross-border post-merger integrations. Mr. Lee’s experience spans various industries, including industrial goods, financial services, consumer electronics, and telecommunications. Mr. Lee holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, and graduated with a BS in Computer Science and Statistics from Seoul National University.
IMM Private Equity, Inc. is one of the leading private equity investment firms in Korea with approximately US$3 billion under management.
At IMM, Hae-Joon Joseph Lee is responsible for sourcing and executing private equity investments in Korea and Asia and cooperating with Korean and international investors on fund and co-investment opportunities.
Previously, Mr. Lee was with Fortress Investment Group, Morgan Stanley, and Skadden, Arps in New York. Mr. Lee served in the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army as an officer in the ROK Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Mr. Lee graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. in Chemistry and received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is a CFA charterholder.
Howard Lee is a Managing Director based in Seoul. He joined BDA in 2015 as head of the BDA Seoul office and promoted to one of BDA Partner’s current eight equity partners in 2017. Before joining BDA, he led the M&A division of Samsung Securities for three years together with10 years at Macquarie Securities and five years at KPMG FAS. His monumental transactions include Doosan’s divestment of HRSG to GE Power in 2016, Kolon’s divestment of Kolon Water & Energy to SC PE in 2016, SK E&S’s divestment of three gas-coal power plants to one local PE in 2011, SKT’s acquisition of Hynix in 2011, JoonAng’s acquisition of Megabox in 2015, Pulmuone’s capital raising from Affinity in 2011, Kumho’s acquisition of Korea Express in 2009 and Macquarie-MBK’s consortium’s acquisition of C&M in 2009. His sophisticated execution for 20 years brings to him strong network relationship with many Korean corporates, private equity firms, and Government-related companies. Mr. Lee holds a BA, International Economics from Seoul National University.
Jake (Jong Kwan) Lee is Head of Infrastructure, leading domestic and overseas infrastructure investments at Hyundai Insurance based in Seoul, South Korea. Prior to his current position, he helped build overseas Private Equity and Debt investment platform at Hyundai Insurance. Jake has work experiences in Alternative Investments (Infrastructure and Private Equity), M&A advisory, Valuation, Financial Modeling, Financial Analysis, and Auditing at Hyundai Insurance, J.P. Morgan, KPMG, and Deloitte. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Yonsei University in South Korea and an MBA from Emory University in the USA.
Jay Hyun is a managing director in the Principal Investment Area, managing investments in Korea.
Previously, he worked in the Investment Banking Division for seven years. Jay Hyun joined Goldman Sachs in 2004 as an associate and was named managing director in 2015. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at BNP Paribas, J.P. Morgan, KPMG Korea and Korea Long Term Credit Bank.
Jay Hyun serves on the boards of Woowa Brothers Corp., Zigbang Co., Ltd., HappyCall Co., Ltd. and SIB Sunin Co., Ltd. He is also a board member of the Foundation of the Milk Delivery to Check-in on the Elderly in Korea.
He earned a BA in Economics from Seoul National University in 1997 and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2003.
Richard joined McKinsey in 1997, and worked in the US offices (Silicon Valley, Boston) prior to moving to Asia.
He has led the Korea PE/PI practice since 2013, and has been involved in the leading transactions and portfolio company transformations.
He received his BS from MIT and his MBA from Harvard.
Sunilspecializes in the sourcing and execution of Asian investments specifically inIndia, Australia, Vietnam, and Southeast Asia.
Priorto joining Adams Street, Sunil worked for Standard Chartered Bank in Singaporeperforming financial and business analyses of local and regional companies.Previously, Sunil worked in India as an Investment and Strategy Associate inTacogroup, the automotive technology and engineering investment arm of theTata Group of India.
Heeeun Park scored with the mobile dating service IUM she founded in Korea in 2010 and led within four years to a market-leading position of more than 1million subscribers. Her encore: join the firm that backed her startup, Altos ventures, and it relatively large $395 million Korean fund. She has been in charge of Korea investment for the past five years since the formation of the company's first Korean fund. A star in the Seoul startup scene, she has invested in more than 30 Korean mobile and consumer tech companies. Starting her career as a strategy manager at online gaming publisher and developer NCsoft. She received a B.A in Communications from the Seoul Nat’l University and was selected by Forbes as the 30 under 30 in 2016.
Allard Ruijs is Partner of DIF (www.dif.eu) and a member of the Investment Committee. DIF is an independent fund management company managing funds of approximately €5.6 billion. DIF invests in infrastructure assets that generate long term stable cash flows and a attractive returns, including PPP / PFI / P3, regulated assets, renewable energy, telecom, transportation, rail and energy in Europe, North America and Australia.
Allard joined DIF in 2007 and was responsible for origination, execution, optimisation and exit of investments. In 2012 Allard assumed responsibility for DIF’s investor relations and business development activities. He was previously Head of private equity, infrastructure, commodities and special products at MN, one of the largest Dutch investment managers, where he managed a €5 billion portfolio of alternative investments. Prior to MN, Allard was a Senior Advisor in mergers and acquisitions at Essent (now RWE), and before that he held positions at Residex Capital (private equity) and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Allard graduated from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands and is registered as Register Accountant (Chartered Accountant) with the Dutch Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Mr Shah is a managing partner and co-founder of Gaja Capital and is based in Mumbai. Prior to co-founding Gaja Capital in 2005, Mr Shah had over 24 years of operating experience as an entrepreneur and manager.
Over 13 years at Gaja Capital, Mr Shah has led investments in the consumer and financial services sectors. He currently serves on the board of three of Gaja Capital’s active portfolio companies.
Prior to co-founding Gaja Capital in 2005, Mr Shah has held CXO roles in the telecom, technology and luxury sectors and also worked with leading investment banking and management consulting firms in India. As an entrepreneur, Mr Shah co-founded an asset finance company which he took public. He had been an active public markets investor and has also made personal private equity and corporate venture capital investments.
Mr Shah has an MBA from the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from IIT Bombay. He is a member of the CII – PE/VC National Committee and is closely involved with the Ross School’s activities in India.
Emmett joined Advantage Partners in 2007 to lead the firm's activities in Asia ex-Japan. Advantage Partners is one of the leading Private Equity firms in North Asia, having invested over US$ 3.0 billion in more than 70 companies over the last 20 years. Mr. Thomas is the managing partner of Advantage Partners Asia Fund and has led investments for the firm in a variety of industries including media, telecom, consumer and industrial segments.
He currently serves on the Boards of several Advantage Partners portfolio companies across Asia. In addition, he oversees Advantage Partner’s portfolio company actvities in Asia ex-Japan. Mr. Thomas started his career in Tokyo at TSE-listed SMC Corporation, the factory automation manufacturer. Subsequently he spent 18 years at the Monitor Group, the global strategy consulting firm, the last 10 of which he was President of Asia. Currently, he is a Director of the Harvard Business School Association of Hong Kong and serves on the MBA Advisory Board of Hong Kong University. He graduated from Duke University with a B.A in Economics and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has resided in Asia for more than 25 years.
Mr. Xin senior managing director and Managing Partner of CITIC Capital China Private Equity. Previously, Mr. Xin was a management consultant with McKinsey & Co. in Shanghai and Washington, D.C. Mr. Xin has an MBA from Harvard Business School, with Honors, and a BA from Peking University.
Julie Yoon is a Director in the Mintz Group’s Hong Kong office, and she specializes in complex investigations across Asia from pre-transactional due diligence to litigation support matters. She conducts and manages investigations for companies, law firms and executive search firms related to integrity due diligence, fraud, corruption, commercial disputes, and asset tracing across Asia. Julie also heads the firm’s activities in Korea.
Prior to joining the Mintz Group, Julie was a market entry and due-diligence consultant specializing in Korea and other Asian markets. She has completed hundreds of complex matters related to commercial and reputational due diligence for acquisition targets, cross-border investigations between China and Korea, asset searches across the United States and Korea, anti-corruption compliance, litigation support, pre-hire background checks, Korean industry research and analysis, competitive research, supply chain mapping, and vendor/agent vetting in industries such as defense, industrial goods, pharma, telecom, tech, medical, electronics, real estate, FMCG and entertainment. Prior to consulting, Julie also worked at AlliedSignal Aerospace managing U.S. and international military programs and at Technomic Asia, a strategy consulting firm focused on market entry and growth in Asia.
Julie has an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BA in international business and French from California State University, Fullerton. She speaks fluent English, Korean and French and is conversant in Mandarin.
Julie can be reached in the Hong Kong office at +852 3427 3713 and via email at email@example.com.
Philip Yoon, as the Head of Overseas Corporate Finance Team of Korean Teachers’ Credit Union, has responsibility for leading the team managing Alts assets including Private Equity, Private Debt, and Hedge Fund.
Prior to joining KTCU, Mr. Yoon spent 3 years as the team head of Global Infrastructure Investment & Management Team of KB Asset Management. Prior to joining KB AMC, Mr. Yoon worked at KDB Asset Management, where he led a multiple number of Alts investment including shipping, power and private equity as well.
Mr. Yoon earned an MBA from Seoul National University. He has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Yonsei University.
David is Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director and member of the Investment Committee at Top Tier Capital Partners. He is responsible for the management, development and growth of Top Tier and its offerings. His knowledge and network uniquely equip him to be a liaison and international ambassador not only for Top Tier’s brand but also the broader venture community.
In 2000, David joined Phil Paul to lead the fund of funds team at Paul Capital which spun out in 2011 to form Top Tier. Over the past two decades in Silicon Valley and during his tenure on different trading desks on Wall Street, including posts at Chase H&Q, Volpe Welty & Co., Drexel Burnham Lambert, and Paine Webber, David has developed an extensive network among private equity managers, particularly venture capitalists. David graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in industrial and systems engineering.