The TZG team is composed of seasoned professionals who have received training at top international schools, and boast international and cross-sector experience from top firms. The Firm invests in the sustainable growth of China and is committed to the success of each company in the TZG portfolio. The success of the Firm stems from its ability to leverage the expertise and partnerships it has cultivated.
China and the world are changing at a fast pace, but TZG’s long history in China helps it remain one step ahead.
Ben Tsen, Managing Director
Mr. Tsen has extensive experience in business building, strategic consulting, and general management. Prior to co-founding TZG Partners, Mr. Tsen was a senior consultant with McKinsey & Company. While there, he led engagements for a broad range of consumer goods, financial services, and real estate clients in Greater China. His work included corporate strategy, partnerships, M&A, and operations. Mr. Tsen joined McKinsey & Company in 1994 in Hong Kong, and has also worked in Taipei, Beijing, and Shanghai. He has also served as a chief representative and general manager for BondsInAsia Limited. He received his MBA from Stanford Business school and a AB in economics from Harvard College.
Josh Brookhart, Managing Director
Mr. Brookhart has extensive experience in business building, strategic consulting, and general management. Prior to co-founding TZG Partners, Mr. Brookhart was a senior consultant with McKinsey & Company in Shanghai, where he focused on helping Chinese and international clients launch new businesses in China, usually as cross border joint ventures. He joined McKinsey & Company in 1993 in San Francisco, and has also worked in Beijing, Hong Kong, Sydney, and Cape Town. He formerly served as director of operations for Vivra Heart Services, a San Francisco start-up. Josh received an MBA and MA in East Asian Studies from Stanford University, earned a BA in industrial engineering from Northwestern University, and studied intensive Chinese at Tsinghua University. Mr. Brookhart is currently on sabbatical from TZG and based in Tanzania full time to pursue non-profit interests.
David Yao, Managing Director
Mr. Yao has extensive experience in computer engineering, entrepreneurship, consulting, and general management. Prior to joining TZG Partners, Mr. Yao was co-founder and CEO of NTI Corporation, a California-based software developer of innovative software applications that accumulated over 250 million units of shipment worldwide. His career stint includes senior and principle engineer positions at Citicorp, AT&T, and STM Wireless. He has worked as a management consultant in BCG’s Shanghai office, where he helped advise several of China’s largest SOEs. His entrepreneur experience also includes co-founding Yofus.com, one of China’s leading online platforms for DIY photo printing. Mr. Yao started college education at southern China’s Zhongshan University, before studying abroad to earn an MS in Computer Science from UCLA, and MBA from Stanford University.
Hong Zhang, Managing Director
Mr. Zhang has significant experience in technical and general management in the TMT industry. Prior to join TZG partners, he was General Manager of Shanghai Oriental Publishing Services Co., Ltd., a leading data analysis and research company for chinese publishing industry. Mr. Zhang was also a co-founder of Yijiang Inc., a leading customer loyalty company. Previously, he was CTO of Shanghai Telecom Haplink Network Inc. and senior system engineer at Earthlink Inc. Mr. Zhang received his MS in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA and a BS in Engineering from University of Science & Technology of China.
Terresa Pan, Managing Director
Ms. Pan, brings over 15 years of international business and cross border investment experience. Before joining TZG, Ms. Pan served as Co-founder and Managing Director L&L Multi-strategy Management LLC. She worked as a Macro-economics researcher and Security analyst for different financial institutions, including Stanford Management Company, a university endowment. Ms. Pan also had ten-year work experience with Sinochem, a Fortune 500 company and Chinese largest chemical company, as a senior executive. She oversaw different functional groups, including Risk Management, Business Development, and Strategic Merger and Acquisition. Ms. Pan holds Master of Science in Management for Experienced Leaders degree from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. She also holds Bachelor of International Economic Law from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law.
Jeff Min, Managing Director
Mr. Min has extensive experience in strategic investment and business development. Before joining TZG Partners, Mr. Min was CEO of DHcareer.com. Prior to this position, he served as head of Strategy & Investment of SFG. DHR Co., Ltd, as well as Managing Director of SFG. ChengDa Executive Search Company. Mr. Min holds MBA degree from China-Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and Bachelor of Economics from Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade.