NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pelican Point Capital Partners, LLC., announces the appointment of Gene Shen as Senior Adviser to its board. Gene is the Chairman of China Bridge Ventures, a Shanghai-based advisory firm focused on delivering a strategic approach to accessing the Chinese markets for its global clientele.
Gene has held various positions in his career, including as former Vice-Chairman of the Options Group, a global leader in Financial Services Executive search with a particular focus on global banks, private equity and investment managers. Prior to this, Gene was President at AT Kearney Executive Search and a Managing Director of the Whitney Group, where he also was focused on executive search and strategic consulting within the Financial Services industry. These various appointments have allowed Gene to develop a global network of financiers, bankers, investors and entrepreneurs that couple his incredible business acumen.
“Gene’s extensive connections from across the globe and his ability to leverage his relationships in the private equity and venture capital space with globally focused investors, that also have a particular focus on China, will create meaningful and lucrative partnerships for Pelican’s efforts. Gene was one of my partners at Options Group and I enjoyed building the firm globally with him over our 16-year-plus relationship,” said Ike Suri, Co-CEO and Co-Founder.
“I am delighted to continue my personal and professional association with Ike and his partners at Pelican Point. We have always sought out a platform to assist companies and concepts to grow globally. Knowing the importance of a ‘China Card’ on the world stage, we wanted to add this important perspective to Pelican Point’s portfolio of clients and strategies,” said Gene Shen.
Gene began his Career at Citigroup in the Global Banking and Capital Markets division focused on corporate and leveraged finance and attended a joint program in International Business & Finance at the Fletcher School and Harvard University’s Schools of Business and Law.
Further information on Pelican Point Capital, its partners and advisory board, including bios for each can be found at the Pelican Point Capital Partners website here.