Mr. Eric Clow has been CFO of HINA GROUP since 2003 and is a shareholder and co-founder of the company. He is also CFO for HINA Capital Partners and the HINA GROUP Fund and is a member of the HINA GROUP Fund investment committee. He co-authored Tips From Top Financial Officers: What Your Finance Team Needs to Know and wrote International Private Equity (U.S. & China), both published in 2013 and available on Amazon.
Prior to joining HINA GROUP, Eric was a Venture Partner at ZAP Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm focusing on broadband communications. Eric was Vice President, Alliances, for Gaia Interactive, an international internet software company. He was also Vice President of Business Development and Chief Financial Officer for BioData, a web-based information technology solution provider for biotechnology companies.
As CFO of BioData, he joined the Financial Executives Institute in 1993 and is a member today. He has been a member of the Private Equity CFO Association since 2008. Eric was responsible for mergers and acquisitions valuation in Hewlett-Packard's Corporate Development department, with involvement in more than a dozen potential acquisitions and a major product line divestiture. Eric has served on the boards of four private companies and one non-profit. He has served twelve years as a planning commissioner in Los Altos Hills where he reviewed and approved plans and construction of the highest priced home in US history ($100M). He was quoted in dozens of publications as the PC and microprocessor Senior Industry Analyst for the InfoCorp unit of Gartner Group.
Eric has been the Finance and Operations Principal (FINOP) for HINA GROUP for ten years, having passed the FINRA Series 27 exam. He earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an MSEE from Stanford University School of Engineering focusing on semiconductor physics. He earned his BA in three years from Dartmouth College with a double major in Engineering and Physics and a minor in Economics.
Eric is based in our San Francisco office.
Mr. Yucai Zhang is the Vice President of HR & Admin of The Hina Group.
Prior to joining HINA GROUP, Mr. Zhang was the HR Director of Panasonic Electronic Devices（Beijing）Co., Ltd. His long-term success in HR management and rich experience in Recruitment, Performance Management, Training and Employment Relationship have won him prestige in the field. Mr. Zhang has been recognized for his innovative ideas and practices by Beijing TV as well as professional magazines like Human Capital and Occupation.
As one of the key HR executives for the Northeast Asia Region for Panasonic Group, Mr. Zhang furthered his expertise with several high level trainings, including “Senior Business Management Training Program for Modern Enterprises” sponsored by Ministry of Information Technology and Japan’s The Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS). He also participated in the Executive Development/Panasonic MBA program jointly held by Guanghua School of Management (Peking University) and Overseas Training Center of Panasonic Group. In 2005, Mr. Zhang was granted the title of Senior Economist.
Mr. Zhang holds a Master of Science in Public Management from Peking University and a Bachelor degree of Law from China Youth University of Political Studies.
Mr. Zhang is based in our Beijing office.