Michael is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of USAChina Investments Group (USCI). He is a gifted business leader and entrepreneur, and brings decades of experience in merchant banking, cross-border trade and investments, financial product development and investment management to his leadership of USCI.
Michael started his career with GE Capital in America, where he was recognized early in his career as a high-performing finance expert. During his time with GE Capital he designed and launched highly successful investment products and led a significant investment portfolio.
He launched his own private equity business in the early 1990s, which provided business and financial strategy advice to small and medium sized businesses. He has been involved in numerous successful cross-border transactions while facilitating billions of dollars in corporate finance transactions during his career. Through his Merchant Bank ColumbusNewport, Michael was an early investor and mentor to a number of technology firms during America’s dot com boom in the mid to late 1990s, helping them to grow and expand on the world stage.
He subsequently launched his own brand development and trading company which was heavily focused in Sino-American trade and trade financing. During this time, he worked closely with the Otto Group and Hong Kong-based Li & Fung Limited.
Michael’s long-held passion and interest in Sino-American trade opportunities led to the creation of USCI, a business that is designed to help Chinese investors and entrepreneurs accelerate their success in America.
Michael serves as a Global Corporate Sponsor and a former Advisory Board Member of the Zhou Enlai Peace Institute in Beijing, is active in the American-Chinese CEO Society and China-US Business Association.
In addition to these roles, Michael serves on numerous corporate boards and is active in a range of philanthropic organizations.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Management and Finance) from the University of Maryland and an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Humanities from the United Graduate College and Seminary International. He lives in the greater Los Angeles area with his wife and daughter.