Mr. Derek Boyang Shen is our chairman of board of directors and the angel investor of us. Mr. Shen is a successful serial entrepreneur and investor and has extensive experience in the internet industry. Mr. Shen served as the president of LinkedIn China and a global vice president of LinkedIn from 2014 to 2017. Prior to that, he founded Nuomi and served as its chief executive officer from 2010 to 2013. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Shen worked at Google in both the U.S. and China, with his last position being the head of business development of Google China. Prior to Google, he held various senior technical leadership roles at Yahoo! and two other internet companies in the U.S. Mr. Shen obtained dual bachelor's degrees in business administration and environmental chemistry from Nankai University in 1996. He obtained his master's degree in computer science from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2000.
Co-Founder, Director, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Jing Gao is our co-founder, director and chief executive officer. Mr. Gao has more than a decade of experience in the internet industry and as a successful serial entrepreneur. Prior to co-founding our company, Mr. Gao served as the chief executive officer of Sun0101.com, an advertising technology company in 2014. From 2013 to 2014, he worked as the head of business intelligence and business analytics system of Nuomi, where he was also responsible for developing new business opportunities. Prior to that, Mr. Gao was the chief of staff to the president of OkBuy, a leading e-commerce company in China, from 2011 to 2013. He worked as a search engine marketing manager at Baidu from 2009 to 2011. From 2005 to 2009, he worked at Baixing.com, an online classifieds platform, with his last position being the head of Beijing branch. Mr. Gao graduated from Beijing Jiaotong University in 2005, where he majored in computer science.
Co-Founder, Director, President
Mr. Yan Cui is our co-founder, director and president. Mr. Cui has more than a decade of experience in the internet industry. Prior to co-founding our company, Mr. Cui served as an operation manager at the online business department of New Oriental from 2011 to 2015. He worked at Baixing.com from 2006 to 2009, where he was responsible for online sales and marketing and data analytics. Mr. Cui obtained a bachelor's degree in computer science from Beijing Union University in 2006.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Michael Guodong Gu is our chief operating officer. Prior to joining our company in 2019, Mr. Gu served at Baidu from 2013 to 2019 with his last position being the vice president of sales. He served as the national sales director of Sino-American Tianjin SmithKline & French Laboratories, a joint-venture invested by GlaxoSmithKline, from 2008 to 2013. Mr. Gu served as the chief operating officer of Nuomi from May to December 2013. Mr. Gu was a regional general manager of Pepsi China from 2005 to 2008. Prior to that, he served as a director of national sales and development of Royal Dutch Shell China from 2001 to 2005. Mr. Gu worked at Procter & Gamble from 1997 to 2001, with his last position being a regional general manager. Mr. Gu obtained a bachelor's degree in information and communication engineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University in 1997.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Jason Zheng Zhang is our chief financial officer. Prior to joining our company in 2019, Mr. Zhang worked at Citigroup Global Markets Asia Limited from 2007 to 2019, with his last position being a managing director and the chief operating officer of China investment banking division. From 2005 to 2007, he served as a manager and senior manager of the investment banking division of BNP Prime Peregrine. He worked at the head office of China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company from 1996 to 2003. Mr. Zhang obtained a bachelor's degree in international finance from Nankai University in 1996. He obtained an MBA degree from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at University of Maryland in 2005.
Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Bing Yu is our chief technology officer. Prior to re-joining our company in 2019, Mr. Yu served as the chief software architect and director of engineering productivity of Tuhu.cn, an automobile maintenance e-commerce platform, from 2016 to 2019. Prior to that, he was one of our co-founders and served as our chief technology officer from 2015 to 2016. From 2005 to 2015, Mr. Yu worked at Baixing.com, with his last position being the head of engineering. Mr. Yu obtained a bachelor's degree in electronics engineering from Fudan University in 2007.
Chief People Officer
Ms. Lillian Jing Liu is our chief people officer. Prior to joining our company in 2019, Ms. Liu served as the chief human resources officer and a group vice president of SF Express from 2016 to 2019. Prior to that, she served as the senior vice president of human resources of Renren Inc. from 2012 to 2016. From 2004 to 2012, she served as the head of human resources in the North Asia region of Nokia. Prior to that, she served as a business and human resource director of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise from 1999 to 2004. From 1994 to 1999, Ms. Liu served as the head of human resources in the Greater China region of Nortel Networks. Ms. Liu obtained an MBA from City University of Seattle in 1999.