Born and raised in Hong Kong but worked on projects in the US, UK and Asia with 20 years of experience through senior software development positions in the financial industry.
Jardine Fleming / JP Morgan
Equity Research Technology Consultant (Asia)
1995 - 1998 - Hong Kong
Responsible for managing research IT projects for NJA (Non Japan Asia) and reporting to the Global Director of Equity Research in Asia
Representing Asia research requirements to IT locally and for global projects managed out of the London office
Coordinating technical support for research division in Asia with IT infrastructure support teams
Ensuring appropriate hardware and software, procedural and product standards maintained throughout research departments in Asia
Authorizing up to HK$100,000 IT capital expenditure for research division
Working with senior management / clients to capture and document business requirements. Preparing the business case
Vice President - Head of Asia Pacific Equity IT
1998 - 2003 - Hong Kong
Managing IT projects for front-office divisions promoting, establishing and marketing global IT solutions and standards to Asia with a team of technologists and trainers reporting to me.
Working with and supporting COO, MDs of Sales/Research, CFO, All Asian research analysts and support staff, Head of Asia Sales and Sales trading divisions
Providing strategic IT direction to senior staff on the business side and periodic business reporting to project teams.
Ensuring adequate business sponsorship and signoff is obtained before any project work commences.
Managing headcount, Multi-million dollar IT CAPEX and budget for IT. Managing staff of 10 technologists/trainers to deliver business solutions to Asia Pacific Equity desks.
Ensuring projects were tracked, prioritized and managed with key risks, costs and issues identified, handled and documented.
Garnering implicit and explicit Asia specific requirements to handle multi-currency, multi-market environment whilst ensuring consistency with global standards and platforms.
Selecting and maintaining relationships, purchases and cost control by working with appropriate vendor partners including infrastructure and market data providers.
IBM Global Finance - GARS (USA)
Head of asset proffering systems
2004 - 2015 - New York, Raleigh NC.
Developing software that managed all logistical and online sales operations for IBM Global Financing (IGF) to distribute excess computer hardware inventory, refurbished and end of lease products through an automated proffer system.
Built global client base in over 50 countries from scratch
Setup and registered in house offices spanning USA, Shenzhen, Canada, Hong Kong and India ensuring compliance with local import/export, tax and accounting regulations.
Reduced operational costs by setting up offshore software and backoffice center in India. Hiring of key staff and motivating team to acheive goals.
Launched successful mobile e-commerce app for Asian retail and B2B portal for customers to bid on hardware automatically and optimize bids using machine learning.
Lead and completed successful sale of company and secured investor exit
PHP on Codeigniter
Mobile Apps: Objective C
.NET: VB, C#
VBA for MS Office
UNIX Shell scripting
MS Office automation
Linux (Ubuntu, SuSe, Redhat)
Mac OS X
Data Scraping : Kimono, iMacros
Web Services JSON/XML
Cloud: Amazon AWS EC2, S3, RDS
Market data feed automation from Reuters, Bloomberg
Agile Development: JIRA, Confluence, SCRUM, Kanban
Education & Certifications
BSc. Computing & Information Systems (Hons) - Upper division
University of London
GCSE O and A Levels
Island School, English School's Foundation- Hong Kong
International Selling Skills
Hong Kong Trade Development Council