De Gao, President and CEO
Mr. Gao has traded in the U.S. equity market since the late 90s. He has experienced the 2000-2001 dot.com bubble, the 2007-2008 housing crisis, and China’s 2015 market crash. Through these experiences, Mr. Gao has learned to properly manage risks while taking advantage of a variety market situations. In addition, he has been actively been investing in the real estate market since 2004. Furthermore, it is his passion to continue to adjust to different market conditions and develop new strategies in real estate and US equity market in the future.
Mr. Gao has served as a director at Appliance Recycling Centers of America (Nasdaq: ARCI) and chair of Corporate Governance since May 2015. In addition, he has also served as a director of Live Venture, Inc (Nasdaq: LIVE) and chair of the Audit Committee since January 2012. From July 2010 to March 2013, Mr. Gao co-founded and became the CFO of Oxstones Capital Management, a privately held company and a social and philanthropic enterprise that serves as an idea exchange for the global community. Prior to establishing Oxstones Capital Management, from June 2008 until May 2010, Mr. Gao was a Product Owner at Procter and Gamble for its consolidation system and responsible for Procter and Gamble’s financial report consolidation process. From May 2007 to May 2008, Mr. Gao was a financial analyst at the Internal Revenue Service’s CFO division. Mr. Gao earned a double major Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Economics from University of Maryland and an M.B.A. specializing in Finance and Accounting from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.