Mr. Jones is the founder and Managing Director of Operating Partners. He is a seasoned CEO and global operating executive with 22 years of experience, including 14 years with General Electric. Jason has led P&Ls in both public and privately held companies with acquisition experience and a proven track record of increasing shareholder value through successful turnaround, re-structuring, integration and organic growth leadership. He is an entrepreneur with exposure to business models across multiple industries, markets and channels, including 20 years of experience in Asia Pacific. Jason is a graduate of Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering, GE’s TLP and Corporate Audit Staff Programs.
Mr. McCarthy was a finance and operating executive with General Electric for 12 years. He spent a decade in Eastern Europe and China, leading cross-functional finance, operational and sourcing teams with hundred of millions of dollars under his control. He has successfully founded seven companies in China, including InfoPower, a leading business analytics and technical services company based in Shanghai that was recently sold to a NYSE listed corporation. Glenn earned a B.B.A. from University of Massachusetts, is a graduate of the GE Financial Management Program and Harvard Business School.
Mr. Hermann was an operating executive with General Electric for 28 years, including General Manager of Engineering for GE Lighting, China. He is recognized as a leading authority on lighting technology and application and was a co-founder of the GE’s China Technology Center (CTC), based in Shanghai. He has led multiple post-acquisition assimilation and operational integration efforts for joint ventures in China, Korea, India and Indonesia. Bill co-founded Lambda Consulting in 2000 with a focus on Lean Sigma with a specific focus on manufacturing and operational value creation. Bill has been an Operating Partners since 2005.
Mr. Koh brings strong program management and operational change capability having led front-to-back project implementations in the financial services sector. He has spent 5 years leading both global and regional initiatives for investment banking operations across Asia Pacific. Kok Wee also led the implementation of BOD level business and performance analytics for the leadership team of Temasek Holdings in Singapore. Kok Wee graduated from the Singapore Management University. He has worked with JP Morgan Chase NA and UBS A.G. previously.
Mr. Benner began his career working with General Electric for 8 years. Most recently, he held the position of Asia Business Development Manager for a $650 million business unit with over 6,000 employees, based in Shanghai, China. In this capacity, he successfully closed 4 M&A transactions and was a member of the senior executive leadership team. Ryan has spent 10 years living and working across Asia and in addition to native English, currently speaks Mandarin Chinese & Bahasa Indonesia. Ryan earned a B.B.A from Boston College in Finance, graduated from GE’s Financial Management Program (FMP), Corporate Audit Staff and received an MBA from INSEAD.
Mr. Smith is a New Zealander with extensive experience in the Asia-Pacific region including work in facilities management and technical services, engineering design, geothermal engineering, project management, maintenance, strategic management and business analysis. Warren has authored a published academic paper and is an invited conference speaker. He is recognised for his initiatives in energy and water conservation and is a founding Strategic Advisor to JUCCCE (Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy). Warren is a Bachelor of Engineering graduate from The University of Auckland.
Mr. Bagheri is an Associate with Operating Partners and is heavily involved with technology ventures in Asia. He has held commercial and operational positions with China Merchant Services (Shanghai), AdzCentral (Singapore) and is currently incubating two start-ups as a co-founder in mobile education and online employment marketplace (Australia). Sahand is a creative and strategic thinker and speaks 5 languages which include Farsi, Azeri, Chinese, Russian and English and is studying Chinese and Economics at the University of Melbourne.
Mr. Ong is an Associate of Operating Partners. He previously worked at Standard Charterd Bank as an analyst before joining Sindicatum Sustainable Resources, a clean energy private equity firm, as part of the Strategic Corporate Finance team. He worked closely with local SMEs in IPO valuation and business consulting projects. Jin Yang is well-equipped with valuation and financial modeling skills. He is a Finance graduate from the National University of Singapore
Ms. Phan is a business analyst, with strong technical and data modeling skills. She is an Associate with one of Operating Partners’ portfolio companies and specializes in big data, KPIs, business intelligence, dashboards and visualization. Trang previously worked as a analyst at Merrill Lynch, where she designed and developed BI reporting tools. Trang received a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore.
Ms. Yeo is a marketing specialist. She works with portfolio companies and leads branding, communications, events and project support. Rebecca has experience setting up and optimizing CRMs and social media platforms and assists with customer requirements for data analytics and visualization solutions. Rebecca has a bachelors in Marketing & Media from Murdoch University in Australia.