CEO, Managing Director
Prior to assembling and leading the team at Mithera, David built a successful career as a technology and IP attorney at Morrison & Foerster. He subsequently went on to serve as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the Compal Group, a $30 billion R&D and manufacturing company, where he managed all global M&A activities, key strategic alliances, and prominent IP transactions.
Since retiring from Compal, David has been an active venture investor and continues to advise technology companies on cross-border M&A transactions. Some of the notable transactions he has executed include the $900 million acquisition and management of a global digital media and advertising company as well as the formation of a $300 million joint venture with a Chinese-owned global technology conglomerate.
In addition to serving as CEO of Mithera, David is the Chairman of Sirqul, Inc., a Seattle-based IoT company launched by a co-founder of the Amazon Web Services platform. He also continues to act as a senior advisor to Compal Group.
David received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hong Kong and graduated summa cum laude from George Washington University’s National Law Center where he earned his J.D. David is currently a member of the New York, California and U.S. Patent Bar.
When he’s not leading successful projects, David enjoys cooking and participating in triathlons.
CEO, Managing Director
As the VP of Corporate Development and Global Partnerships at Yahoo, Mark recently managed the $4.3B sale of Yahoo’s operating business to Verizon. As part of that transaction, Mark oversaw pre-closing activities and integration planning.
Mark started his professional career as a corporate attorney in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. He went on to leverage his legal experience to execute transactions for AOL and Time Warner before joining Microsoft in 2010. At Microsoft, Mark lent his expertise to two divisions, first in the Health Solutions Group and later in the Xbox division.
Mark earned his B.A. in History from Northwestern University and graduated magna cum laude from Boston College Law School where he earned his J.D.
Mark serves on the Board of Directors of the Athletes vs. Crohn’s Disease Foundation and enjoys spending his free time with his wife and three children and playing tennis.
COO, Managing Director
Edmond has built a successful track record steering U.S. companies operating in Asia as well as Asian companies expanding globally. As CFO of TCL Multimedia, a publicly listed Hong Kong company with close to HK$40 billion in revenue, he was instrumental in turning around the company from a loss of HK$973M to a net profit of HK$922M within two years, improving the debt to equity from 182% to 63%, expanding market cap from HK$2.0B to HK$9.5B, and creating HK$7.5 billion in shareholder value.
Edmond has also served as the CFO of other public companies including UTStarcom (U.S.), Zoomlion (China), and Titan Petrochemicals (HK), as well as private equity-owned portfolio companies from Temasek Holdings, Hony Capital/Goldman Sachs, and Blackstone Group/HNA Group.
Edmond received his MBA from Columbia University, London School of Business, and Hong Kong University. He earned a Master of Accounting and Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Edmond is a CPA and has been a member of AICPA since 1987, CISA since 1984, and Hong Kong Institute of Directors since 2012.
Ralph’s history as a healthcare executive includes his role as CEO of Swedish Medical Group (SMG), the physician division of Swedish Health Services that employs more than 1000 providers across 100 primary care and specialty care clinics throughout the Puget Sound. He also served on the Providence Health Services Venture Fund founding investment committee.
Ralph received his Bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and earned his MD from Stony Brook University.
When he is not busy advising doctors and patients, you can find him hiking and boating in the Northwest outdoors.
Prior to Mithera, Jay served as the Chief Strategic Officer for ZhongTai Financial International Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of Qilu Securities Ltd), CEO of China Galaxy International Wealth Management, Director for Equity Business and Media Marketing at ICBC International, and Head of Warrant Marketing for the Bank of China (Hong Kong). Jay held professorial positions at several prestigious universities, including the University of Hong Kong.
Jay received his Bachelor’s degree from Hong Kong University. He also earned an LLM in Chinese Business Law and an EMBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, an MS in Investment Management from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, an ME in e-Commerce from Hong Kong University, and a Master of Corporate Governance from Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
In his leisure time, Jay enjoys learning, teaching and ultimately sharing with people.
CMO & Head of Asia Pacific
Tuan was previously recruited to improve the South American, South-East Asian, and domestic operations of Sinon Corporation, a Taiwanese conglomerate with over 4,000 employees. He was able to strengthen their South American operations by introducing improvements in logistics, packagings, cost controls, and sales which resulted in a significant boost in annual revenue from US$20 million to over US$50 million, as well as a reversal of repeated losses to record profits within four years. Additionally, Tuan wrote a vehicle routing optimization program that planned daily deliveries to Sinon’s 50+ supermarkets and 300+ retail stores, increasing truck utilization from 70% to over 80% and adding over 1% of operating margins.
Prior to joining Sinon, Tuan had established a distinguished career at both small startups and large multinational tech companies, including KLA-Tencor, where he helped them open new offices and expanded their market share throughout Asia and Europe.
Tuan graduated cum laude from the University of the Pacific with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi Honors Society and earned an MBA from Cornell University. Tuan is also the holder of eight U.S. patents.
When he is not working, you can find him fiddling with wireless sensors, casting fly-fishing rods or practicing martial arts.
Director of Operations