Xingpeng Zhao – Chief Executive Officer; Chairman of the Board
Mr. Xingpeng Zhao is a founder of Goxus and has served as the CEO of Goxus since November 15, 2018. Mr. Zhao also served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer from its inception until September 2019. Mr. Zhao graduated from the PRC Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2009, majoring in Art Design. Mr. Zhao has over ten years of experience in the culture and design industry. He is also the author of “GOXUS Design,” a book published in December 2017. Since January 2013, he has served as the chairman of Goxus BJ. From September 2011 to October 2012, Mr. Zhao was a visiting scholar at the University of the Arts in London. From July 2009 to August 2011, Mr. Zhao served as the design manager at Beijing Zhaowei Tiancheng Cultural Development Co., Ltd. From October 2008 to June 2009, Mr. Zhao worked as an intern designer at Microsoft (China) Co., Ltd.
Hongtao Zhai – Director Nominee
Mr. Hongtao Zhai is a director nominee and has served as a director of Goxus BJ since May 2015. Mr. Zhai graduated from Hebei University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in June 2000, and has over seventeen years of experience working as an executive. Since December 2015, he has served as the chairman of Beijing Taidoutong Investment Co., Ltd. From December 2009 to December 2015, he served as the chairman of Beijing Taidoutong Investment Co., Ltd. From December 2002 to December 2009, he served as the general manager of Beijing Taidoutong Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.
Longlong Cheung – Independent Director Nominee
Mr. Longlong Cheung is an independent director nominee. Mr. Cheung is a painter, an art designer and critic, a poet, a writer, and an educator in China. In February 2019, the People’s Fine Arts Publishing House published an album of Mr. Cheung’s painting collections. In June 2018, Oriental Publishing House of the People’s Oriental Publishing & Media Co., Ltd. published “Talk with Langlang,” a collection of Mr. Cheung’s paintings. In 2013, Zhonghua Book Company published “The Peaceful Horizon,” also a collection of Mr. Zhang’s paintings. Mr. Cheung graduated from the Department of Fine Arts History and Art Theory of the Central Academy of Fine Arts In June 1968. He has been a freelance artist since 2012. From Aug 2002 to July 2012, Mr. Cheung taught Chinese language and culture at the State Department’s Diplomatic Academy in Washington DC to train diplomats who would be working in China.
Min Wang – Independent Director Nominee
Mr. Min Wang is an independent director nominee and a founder of Goxus BJ. Mr. Wang graduated from the China Academy of Art in 1981 and studied at the Art University of Berlin in Germany and the Art School of Yale University in the United States. He has served as the Dean of the School of Design of the PRC Central Academy of Fine Arts since May 2003, a professor in the design department of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, a member of the International Graphic Designers Association (AGI) since March 2013, and the Chairman of AGI China since March, 2013. In 2003 he established the Central Academy of Fine Arts Olympic Art Research Center in Beijing, China, and served as its director from May 2003 to Dec 2016. The Center created many designs for the 2008 Beijing Olympic, including medals, sports logos, color systems, and landscaping systems. Mr. Wang also served as the Director of Image and Landscape Art of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee from March 2006 to August 2008, responsible for the image and landscape design for the Beijing Olympic Games. From February 1998 to February 2003, Mr. Wang served as the design director at Square Two Design in San Francisco, US.
Stephen Markscheid – Independent Director Nominee
Mr. Stephen Markscheid is an independent director nominee. Mr. Markscheid has over thirty years of experience in corporate finance in the US, Asia and Europe, specializing in M&A, strategic investments, joint ventures and new business development across industries including healthcare, technology, banking, and finance. Mr. Markscheid graduated from the Columbia University with a MBA in January 1991, from Johns Hopkins University with a Master’s degree in International Affairs & Economics in 1980, and from Princeton University with a Bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies in 1976. At present, he is serving as a director on the boards of several public companies. From May 2018 he has been President of Nanograf Technologies. From April 2014 to May 2017, he served as a partner at Wilton Partners, a boutique investment bank. From February 2007 to June 2011, he served as the CEO of Synergenz BioScience Inc. in Chicago, USA. From 2001 to 2007, he served as an executive at a number of companies including GE China, GE Healthcare Financial Services, and HuaMei Capital Company, Inc.
Taoming Wang– Independent Director Nominee
Mr. Taoming Wang is an independent director nominee. Mr. Wang has over twenty years of experience as a senior manager in technology and financing industries. He specializes in the best incubation practice for disruptive technologies and new business portfolios model through global VC/PE incubation and open innovation platforms. Mr. Wang holds a PHD in Philosophy of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Northwestern University in the U.S., and a BS in Civil Engineering from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at JiangNan University in China since December 2019, and a senior vice president at CIPRUN Group since February 2017, as well as a distinguished researcher at the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University in China. Previously, he served as a managing director at China XinDa Group Co., Ltd from February to November 2017; a vice president at Hanergy Holding Group from May 2015 to May 2016; and a managing partner at Haier Group in China from July 2009 to March 2015.
David Sherman – Independent Director Nominee
Professor David Sherman is an independent director nominee. Professor Sherman has served as a Full Professor at Northeastern University since September 1985, specializing in financial and management accounting, and contemporary accounting issues. His research areas include shareholder reporting and corporate governance; management and financial accounting, financing and managing new ventures; service business productivity and Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA); and mergers and acquisition performance measurement. He has served on the board and as audit chair of several US and Chinese businesses including Kingold Corporation (KGJI), China HGS Real Estate Inc. (NASDAQ: HGSH), Agfeed Corporation, DUNXIN (DXF – NYSE/Amer) and China Growth Alliance, Ltd. He also serves on two nonprofit boards: American Academy of Dramatic Arts and D-Tree International. Professor Sherman was previously on the faculty of the Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from January 1979 to September 1979, and also, among other academic appointments, held an adjunct professorship at Tufts Medical School and visiting professor at Harvard Business School from January 2015 to December 2015. From May 2004 to July 2005, he was an Academic Fellow at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Corporate Finance’s Office of Chief Accountant and in 2006 was one of three finalists for a board position with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). In addition to his academic achievements, Professor Sherman is an accomplished speaker, author and consultant, and has also served as a board member or advisor to both private and publicly-traded companies. Professor Sherman received his A.B. in Economics from Brandeis University and both an MBA and doctoral degrees from Harvard Business School. He is a Certified Public Accountant and previously practiced with Coopers & Lybrand.