ASSOCIATES

CHRISTINE BETZER
MRS. BETZER HAS A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE SUPPORTING MULTINATIONALS IN GREATER CHINA IN THE AREAS OF MARKETING, ADVERTISING, AND PUBLIC RELATIONS.  MRS. BETZER MANAGED THE PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING PROGRAMS FOR US-BASED NORTHWEST AIRLINES AND WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR A SUCCESSFUL MULTI-TIERED CAMPAIGN LAUNCHING THE EXCLUSIVE NON-STOP SERVICE BETWEEN THE US AND THE PRC.  MRS. BETZER OFFERS A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE, SINCE SHE HAS SERVED BOTH AS THE CLIENT AND THEN IN A CLIENT SERVICE ROLE AT FOOTE, CONE AND BELDING'S CHINA AFFILIATE.  FOR CLIENTS LIKE HP, NESTLE, JOHNSON & JOHNSON, NORTHWEST AIRLINES, KLM AND OTHERS, MRS. BETZER HAS MANAGED MEDIA CAMPAIGN STRATEGY, FOCUS GROUPS, MEDIA FAMILIARIZATION TOURS, AND ADVERTIZING DEVELOPMENT THROUGHOUT THE CHINA MARKET. 

MRS. BETZER HAS LIVED IN BEIJING, HONG KONG, SHANGHAI, TAIPEI, AND GUANGZHOU.  SHE HOLDS A BACHELORS DEGREE IN COMMUNICATIONS FROM GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY AND IS FLUENT IN ENGLISH, MANDARIN, AND CANTONESE.

EVAN BETZER
MR. BETZER IS THE FOUNDER OF CHINA ADVISING AND THE CO-FOUNDER OF STONEWORTH FINANCIAL, LLC, A HOUSTON-BASED MIDDLE MARKET INVESTMENT BANKING BOUTIQUE. MR. BETZER HAS TRANSACTION EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH SERVICES FIRMS, IN COMMODITY INDUSTRIES, AND WITH INTERNATIONAL ASSET DEVELOPMENT IN ENERGY AND REAL ESTATE

MR. BETZER SERVED AS A FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICER WITH THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE, FULFILLING ASSIGNMENTS IN TAIPEI AND BEIJING. HE IS CONVERSANT IN AND CAN READ AND WRITE MANDARIN CHINESE. MR. BETZER HOLDS A BA FROM DARTMOUTH COLLEGE AND AN MBA IN FINANCE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA'S WHARTON SCHOOL. HE SERVES ON THE BOARDS OF THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE CENTER - HOUSTON AND THE WHARTON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

MARK MCCLURE
MARK MCCLURE IS A SEASONED PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANT WHOSE PRACTICE INTERESTS INCLUDE DIRECT IMPORT AND SOURCING OF GOODS FROM CHINA, MANAGEMENT CONSULTING, AND LITIGATION SUPPORT. PREVIOUSLY, HE WORKED WITH DELOITTE AS A CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT, RECEIVING THE "YOUNG CPA OF THE YEAR" AWARD FROM THE TEXAS SOCIETY OF CPAS-HOUSTON CHAPTER. HE HAS ALSO WORKED FOR DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY AND FOR JIM BATH & ASSOCIATES, A BROKER OF CORPORATE JET AIRCRAFT.

MR. MCCLURE HOLDS A MASTER IN PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING DEGREE FROM THE MCCOMBS GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS. HE HAS SERVED AS PRESIDENT OF THE MBA COUNCIL OF HOUSTON AND AS A BOARD MEMBER FOR THE MCCOMBS MBA ALUMNI CLUB IN HOUSTON.

THOMAS OGDEN
MR. OGDEN IS A TAX ATTORNEY WITH EXTENSIVE CROSS-BORDER TRANSACTIONAL EXPERIENCE. HE IS LICENSED TO PRACTICE FEDERAL AND STATE LAW IN CALIFORNIA AND IS ADMITTED TO PRACTICE LAW BEFORE VARIOUS COURTS, INCLUDING TAX, IMMIGRATION, STATE AND FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURTS. HE HAS PRACTICED CRIMINAL AND CIVIL TAX CONTROVERSY LAW AT A BOUTIQUE BEVERLY HILLS FIRM AND PREVIOUSLY WAS A MEMBER OF KPMG’S INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE SERVICES GROUP. MR. OGDEN HAS LECTURED ON TAX LAW DEVELOPMENTS AND HAS WRITTEN FOR VARIOUS JOURNALS

MR. OGDEN RECEIVED A BACHELORS DEGREE IN EAST ASIAN STUDIES FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA AND GRADUATED WITH DISTINCTION FROM THE FEDERAL INCOME TAXATION L.L.M. PROGRAM AT LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL, LOS ANGELES, WHERE HE ALSO RECEIVED HIS JURIS DOCTORATE. MR. OGDEN LIVED IN CHINA AND TAIWAN FOR OVER SEVEN YEARS AND IS FLUENT IN MANDARIN CHINESE

MITCHELL TSAI
MR. TSAI IS A MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT WHO HAS WORKED WITH FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES IN THE US AND ABROAD, HONING THEIR PERFORMANCE WITH INNOVATIONS IN STRATEGY, ORGANIZATION AND EXECUTION. HIS WORK HAS TAKEN HIM TO BRUNEI, JAPAN, CHINA, COLOMBIA, THE NETHERLANDS, CANADA AND TAIWAN. HIS EXPERIENCE SPANS INDUSTRIES INCLUDING OIL & GAS, UTILITIES, HEALTHCARE, LIFE SCIENCES, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, MANUFACTURING, AND AGRICULTURE

TSAI IS KEEN ON START-UPS AND SETS ASIDE A PORTION OF HIS TIME TO WORK WITH THEM. HE HAS CO-FOUNDED SEVERAL BUSINESSES, INCLUDING AN OUTSOURCING MANUFACTURER IN SHENZHEN, AND IS CURRENTLY LEADING ID-ED, AN E-CLASS CONVERSION COMPANY. MITCHELL TSAI RECEIVED HIS BUSINESS DEGREE FROM THE WHARTON SCHOOL WITH CONCENTRATIONS IN FINANCE AND LEGAL STUDIES, AND A MINOR IN JAPANESE. HE IS FLUENT IN TAIWANESE