Science & Technology Association

Welcome to Monte Jade Washington DC Chapter

The Monte Jade Science and Technology Association of Greater Washington is a leading organization providing our community with resources for starting, funding and growing high technology business.  Our community includes current and future entrepreneurs students, researchers, scientists, scholars and business people. Key members include C-level executives, managers, and directors leading, operating, and developing some of the most successful science and technology firms in the Greater Washington area.In furtherance of our community's goals, we deliver seminars, networking events, and conferences leveraging our collective experience, knowledge, and network.

♦ About Us ♦

Our commitment to the future

Our vision is to be a leading is a leading organization providing our community with resources for starting, funding and growing high technology businesses. Our commitment is to assist future entrepreneurs; students, researchers, scientists, scholars and business people advance their careers to become leaders and executives in their organizations or assist those that have interest in becoming entrepreneurs and business owners. We accomplish through the experience and knowledge our prestigious board and other key members that include C-level executives, managers, and directors leading, operating, and developing some of the most successful science and technology firms in the Greater Washington area. We deliver this experience and knowledge through our Monte Jade seminars, networking events, and conferences.

Board of Directors
Steven Chen
Phone: (301) 661-6729
Email: schen@totus-partners.com
Steven Chen is an executive, serial entrepreneur and angel investor. Experience includes CEO of an Intel Capital portfolio company, m&a for a $150M public company, $300M+ SBIR contracts, chairman of an IEEE standard working group. Currently founder of 2 startups, investor of 10+ companies and advisor for multiple companies.
Jerry Chen
President, Horizon Strategy International
Phone: (571) 217-5821
Email: jerrycchen@yahoo.com
Mr. Chen is the President of Horizon Strategy International, a telecom company serving federal agencies and a Partner of Ascension Technology, an ERP and cloud consulting service company. He is a senior technology executive with over 20 years of experience in information technology and telecommunications. Mr. Chen was the Chairman of Monte Jade DC Chapter for 2011 and 2012.
Terry Hsiao
CEO, Hooks Mobile
Email: terry.hsiao@hookmobile.com
Website: http://www.hookmobile.com/

Mr. Hsiao is a well-recognized entrepreneur in the mobile telecommunications industry. Since 2000, he has founded three start-ups including InphoMatch, which was acquired by Sybase (Now SAP) for $425M in 2006. Currently, he serves as CEO of Hooks Mobile, bringing his extensive expertise in the wireless industry to the company. Mr. Hsiao has been appointed by the Governor in Virginia, Bob McDonnell, to serve on the Board of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority in Virginia. Hsiao also serves on the Board of Governors at MIT Sloan School of Management, Monte Jade DC Chapter, Confucius Institute at George Mason University (GMU), and Advisory Board at Rutgers University College of Engineering. Hsiao has a Honors BSEE from Rutgers University and SM (MBA) from MIT Sloan School of Management.

Denise Wu
Phone: (301) 367-1144
Email: denise.wu@cliftoncpa.com

Denise Wu is a partner at Partner at CliftonLarsonAllen with auditing and consulting experience for public sector clients with operating resources ranging from $100 million to over $150 billion.

George Chang
Email: gchang2008@yahoo.com

George Change is a seasoned, regulatory scientist with a diverse hand-on experience in multiple biomedical disciplines.

Ken Fang
Email: ken.fang@mobomo.com

Ken Fang is the President of Mobomo, LLC, a mobile app strategy, design and development company. He is also Chairman of Altum, Inc. the market leader of enterprise grants management and performance management solutions for government and philanthropic organizations.

Sophia Parker
Email: sophia.parker@dsfederal.com
Sophia Parker is the CEO of DSFederal. She founded DSFederal in 2007 with a mission to connect the best technology with the brightest minds to address the federal government’s toughest challenges. She has received numerous accolades for her ability to deliver excellence in health IT, software solutions, professional services, grants management and training.
Elaine Chang
Law Offices of Elaine H. Chang and AmeriSci International, Inc.
Phone: (301) 977-1084
Email: hlchanglaw@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.zhanglaw.com/

Elaine Chang is an attorney admitted in US and Taiwan. The Law offices of Elaine H. Chang was established in 1998 and locates in Greater Washington DC area of the United States. The Firm is a full service law firm enjoying a nationwide and worldwide reputation for expertise in United States’ immigration law and international law. Since its establishment, the firm has represented many corporations, domestic and overseas, and individuals on the immigration and naturalization, business transactions and international investments. In addition, the firm also helps foreign entities to operate and grow and their business, transferring their capitals and employees from abroad to the United States.

In addition, Elaine H. Chang is the Senior Executive Vice President and Corporate General Counsel of AmeriSci International, Inc.(“AmeriSci”) AmeriSci and its affiliates operate domestically internationally with offices at Boston, New York, Richmond (Virginia) , Los Angeles and Shanghai City, China. The company provides technical expertise in testing and international consulting services related to Food Safety, Consumer Products Safety and Environmental Safety Services. It works with foreign partners for US based importers and buyers to certify, inspect and test the domestic and foreign vendors supply chain management and quality safety management.

Kenneth Lew
President and CEO, The Innovation Network
Phone: (202) 649-0059
Email: klew@theinnovationnet.com
Website: http://www.zhanglaw.com/

Since January 2010, Mr. Lew has serviced the Monte Jade promoting Monte Jade’s mission and working with sponsors, media, and other stakeholders.

Mr. Lew rose through the ranks of the software consulting company, Noblestar Systems, Inc., to become CEO in 2005. Mr. Lew believes innovation is the key to successful technology implementation; a belief he fully embodies in The Innovation Network, which, Mr. Lew founded in 2010. The Innovation Network is a technology strategy management that specializes in consulting and advisory services to optimize technology and manage it’s use throughout an organization.

Mr. Lew began his career at Noblestar in May 1996 as a consultant who implemented solutions using PeopleSoft for clients such as Borders Group, Global One, Concert Communications, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He acquired much of his global work experience through the deployment of ERP implementations throughout the US, Europe, and Asia Pacific. As Managing Director, he built the ERP and packaged software practices at Noblestar and transformed Noblestar into a technology consulting focused organization, Noblestar 2.0. In addition, he led efforts to form a strategic partnership with IBM, which he has continued to foster at The Innovation Network.

Mr. Lew holds leadership positions in the PeopleSoft Mid-Atlantic and the IBM Websphere User Groups in Washington, D.C. He is a frequent guest speaker on technology and innovation at conferences and other events. Mr. Lew holds a M.S. in Software Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. in Information Systems from the University of Maryland. He has a passion for contributing his leadership to youth organizations, such as, the Colonnade Society of the University of Maryland and the Chinese Youth Club.

Yuan He
CEO and TM, HY Financial, LLC and DISA
Phone: (770) 630-6670
Email: yuan.he.mail@gmail.com
Website: http://www.hyfinanical.com/

Yuan He joined Monte Jade Board of Directors on February 13, 2012 promoting the spirit of entrepreneurship and connecting people together from executives to students in the greater Washington DC metropolitan area.

He is the CEO of HY Financial, LLC. and an independent registered investment advisor in the state of Maryland. Helping individuals reaching their financial goals, HY Financial provides both financial consulting and wealth management services. Yuan He has also consulted for a number of small businesses and startups, like Honeymoon Honey and American and China International Foundation, to help businesses reaching profitability and achieving organization goals.

In addition, Yuan He has close to ten years of government experience in acquisition and system engineering. Yuan He received Commander Award for supporting the RAID system for Department of Navy and later managed a thirty million dollar plus portfolio of USMC medium ranged radar. Yuan He currently holds a position at DISA for program management.

Yuan He received his Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Tennessee Knoxville and currently attending University of Maryland College Park for two other Master degrees in Business Administration and in Finance. He is member of various clubs in the local communities including UMD Entrepreneurship club, Finance Club, PTMBA, CFA Washington, and other professional and student organizations.

Tony Lau
Phone: (301) 335-7489
Email: tony.lau@detentegroup.com

Tony Lau is the Chief Strategy Officer of AP Group which owns a portfolio of technology, consumer electronics and equipment manufacturing companies. Mr. Lau is also the Managing Director of Détente Group which provides financing and management services for satellite, renewable energy and other infrastructure projects.

Jackie Gao
Email: jackie.jie.gao@gmail.com

Jackie Gao is an IT Manager at IT ActioNet, Inc.

Dorothy Deng
Email: DDeng@wtplaw.com
Website: http://www.wtplaw.com/professionals/dorothy-deng
Dorothy Deng is an Associate at Whiteford Taylor Preston.
Bertrand Tzeng
Email: bertrand.tzeng@gmail.com
Andre Yee
Email: andre.h.yee@gmail.com

Andre Yee is the CEO of Triblio. He has numerous years of experience with an outstanding record of growing successful software companies. Most recently, he was the SVP Product Development for Eloqua, responsible for product development and operations. At Eloqua, he was part of the executive team responsible for leading Eloqua to an IPO and a $957M acquisition by Oracle. Prior to Eloqua, he was CEO of NFR Security, which he successfully led to growth and exit to Checkpoint Software.

Poh Chua
Email: poh@leehayes.com

Poh Chua is currently a partner at Lee & Hayes, pllc, and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. Poh is seconded to Zhejiang Geely Holding Group where he advises the Chairman and the Board of this Global 500 Company on matters regarding intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, integration of newly acquired subsidiaries, and investment in new technologies. He is involved in high-value legal matters, particularly international dispute resolution and major transactions. He manages relationships with key IP partners and provides IP acquisition and utilization strategies.  Prior to Geely, Poh was the General Counsel for a HKSE listed multimedia company and Chief IP Counsel for its largest operating subsidiary with facilities in China, Europe, USA, and other regions of the world. Poh attended the George Washington University Law School and started his law career in the Washington, D.C. area offices of Crowell & Moring and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.

♦ Committees and Members ♦

  • Chairwoman: Sophia Parker
  • Secretary: Yuan He
  • Treasurer: Jackie Gao
  • Adviser: Elaine Chang, Jerry Chen, Steven Chen
  • Special event: Denise Wu (lead), Yuan He
  • Membership: Dorothy Deng (lead), Yuan He, Bert Tzeng
  • Mentorship: Bert Tzeng (lead), Dorothy Deng
  • Entrepreneurship: Ken Fang (lead), Terry Hsiao, Tony Lau
  • Marketing/Website: Kenny Lew, Luke Chung, Ken Fang, + 2 DSFederal employees
  • Bio/Science Technology: George Chang (lead), Sophia Parker, Jackie Gao, + 2 DSFederal employees
  • Others: Andre Yee, Poh Chua

♦ Events ♦

Corporate Legal and Intellectual Property Considerations For a Start-up Company - 12/1/15, DC
Presented by attorneys: Mr. Louis Liu and Dr. Steven Chen Every entrepreneur wants to set up a company that is scalable for future expansion, create a team that is highly…

♦ Mentor Program ♦

Monte Jade is excited to announce a new mentorship program starting in November 2014. Board members will provide one hour mentoring sessions to interested Monte Jade members on the following topics:

  • Denise Wu: How to take ownership of your career
  • Yuan He: Government careers for young professionals; Real estate for IT; Government contracting
  • Elaine Chang: Since 2013, it's tough for many foreign students to get an offer AND catch a H-1B quota. Among all other solutions, one option is to start-up a business, which may allow you to maintain your legal status. Do you know how?
  • Sophia Parker: How to obtain to fully utilize 8(a) status
  • Dorothy Deng: How to do effective presentations and manage any language issues; What to do after law school
  • George Chang: Career options for biomedical professionals
  • Kenneth Fang: Entrepreneurship; How to start a business
  • Steven Chen: How to raise funding
  • Bertrand Tzeng: Public sector leadership; Communication Skills; What to do after law school

 More information will be coming. Please fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page if you are interested in this program.

♦ Blogs ♦

全球玉山各區會活動 (Activity Reports per MJ Chapters) ■ MJ Taiwan held an successful M/A …
Monte Jade DC's Chairwoman Sophia Parker Announced Maryland Small Business Person of the Year
We're thrilled to announce that the Small Business Administration has named MJDC's Chairwoman, Sophia Parker, "Small Business Person of the Year" for the state of Maryland. Congratulations Sophia Administrator Maria…
Monte Jade Chairman’s Message from Winnie Sun
全球玉山電子報vol_22-1 全球玉山孫崇謹理事長的話 (Chairman’s Message from Winnie Sun)   1425449375.P…

Membership Eligibility

Become a part of the Monte Jade community and network with our members. Please register for the appropriate membership tier provided below. Thank you to our corporate members for their generous support

corporate members

♦ Membership Plan ♦

Corporate Member

Become a corporate member and enjoy the benefits of participating as a sponsor to all of our events. Your logo will be displayed prominently on all promotional material

Professional Member

If you are a professional, please join as a professional member and enjoy discounts on all of our events and network with other Monte Jade executives.

Student Member

Monte Jade is about grooming the next professional and executives. Join at a discount as a student and network with Monte Jade professionals and executives.


♦ Contact Us ♦

Monte Jade 11900 Parklawn Drive #406, Rockville, MD 20852