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 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 to 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 this through the experience and knowledge our prestigious board and other key members that include C-level executives, managers, and directors. These members lead, operate, and develop 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
Yum Yu Cheng
Email: yumyu_cheng@unitedsolutions.biz

Yum Yu Cheng is a Principal and Senior General Counsel at United Solutions. She oversees the development and growth of the federal consulting business as well as heads the legal group for the company. Prior to joining the company, she was a partner at a top regional commercial real estate and business law firm, where she practiced for about 15 years.

Yum Yu has served on several boards and committees of organizations, including the Conference Planning Committee of the Asian American Government Executives Network (AAGEN); Advisory Board, Management Committee, and Membership Committee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Washington District Council; Board of Directors and Programs Committee of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Maryland Chapter; and the Judicial Selections Committee of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA) Maryland Chapter. She has been involved in providing pro bono legal services through the Foreclosure Prevention Pro Bono Project, Homeless Persons Representation Project, and Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service Tax Clinic. In addition, she has been a guest lecturer at The Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School.

Yum Yu holds a Juris Doctorate (JD) from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology from the University of Maryland College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. She is a member of the Maryland Bar Association, DC Bar Association, and Montgomery County Bar Association. Whenever she can, she enjoys running with her entrepreneurial husband, baking with her 11-year old Cake Boss fan, watching her 8-year old equestrian compete in horse shows, and taking naps with her 4-year old superhero enthusiast.

Karen Wang

Karen H. Wang a Director in the Dispute Advisory & Forensic Services Group. She has over 20 years experience providing a variety of consulting services, including litigation support services, royalty compliance services, corporate restructuring services and valuations.

Ms. Wang has been engaged in intellectual property related matters throughout her career. She prepares damage analyses and performs IP valuations for cases involving IP licensing, patent, copyright and trademark infringement, as well as misappropriation of trade secrets. Ms. Wang’s clients come from various industries, including flat panel displays, aerospace, telecommunications, semiconductors, consumer electronic products, biotechnology, auto parts, investment banks, mortgage banking, office product manufacturing, and dairy industries. The types of damage analyses include calculation of lost profits, price erosion, reasonable royalty, unjust enrichment, pre-judgment interest, and loss of business value.

Ms. Wang’s litigation consulting experience includes all phases of the litigation process. During the fact and expert discovery phases, she identifies key documents and relevant issues, recommends solutions to the issues and prepares deposition outlines as well as provides vital analysis and information for the experts. During the trial phase, Ms. Wang assists the attorneys in forming trial strategy, preparing trial demonstratives and outlines for the case. She manages large, complex litigation projects on behalf of the U.S. government and commercial clients in the areas of breach of contract, fraud, employee theft, antitrust and intellectual property, and has been retained by the Department of Justice as a consultant for breach of contract litigation matters.

In addition to litigation support services, Ms. Wang provides services in royalty compliance audit and IP license negotiations. Fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese, she leads royalty compliance projects in Asia. Through her IP litigation support and royalty compliance work, Ms. Wang has reviewed numerous license agreements, involving international and Fortune 500 companies. Through her review of license agreements, licensee books and records as well as on-site interviews, she has assisted clients in the identification of areas of licensee non-compliance and has uncovered millions of dollars in underpayments.

Ms. Wang’s experience in bankruptcy and troubled company services has covered such industries as retail merchandising, supermarket chains, consumer products, property management, and real estate development. Her management and administration of these engagements have entailed investigating and tracing of assets, developing financial models, preparing cash flow projections, analyzing business segments and operations, and performing preference transfer analysis. One of her major clients was a large bankrupt Chapter 7 retail apparel company with more than 1,500 retail stores across the country. In that case, Ms. Wang performed complex lease analyses, prepared numerous large, complex preference analyses against various factors and assisted attorneys in settlement negotiations.

Prior to joining SRR, Ms. Wang was a Director at Invotex.  Ms. Wang’s prior work experience also includes time with Navigant Consulting.

Ms. Wang is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the  Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Association of University Technology Managers, the Licensing Executives Society, the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.


B.S., Business Administration in Accounting, San Francisco State University
M.S., Finance, University of Baltimore


  • Certified Valuation Analyst
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Charter Global Management Accountant
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Rose Wang

Rose Wang, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Binary Group, guides the overall corporate vision and strategy for the company. Ms. Wang has successfully moved Binary from its initial position as an IT and advisory services company to an Outcome Driven firm that delivers results quickly and cost-effectively for Federal customers. Aligning market needs with Binary's offerings, Ms. Wang continues to drive the company's sales within mission-critical practice areas.

Ms. Wang has been instrumental in charting Binary's transformation strategies and developing its unique methodology - Outcome Driven Enterprise Approach™. She continually propels the company to produce better results, accelerating time to value for customers. Binary has experienced tremendous growth and success under her leadership, while delivering billions of dollars of savings and value for customers.

Ms. Wang is a highly regarded IT strategist and entrepreneur. She was a pivotal engineering team member for Lighthouse Design, a Silicon Valley startup company, leading the development of an object-oriented software analysis and design tool for the enterprise Java market. After a successful early acquisition of Lighthouse by Sun Microsystems, Ms. Wang launched an IT consulting company, Binary Consulting, securing contracts from Fortune 500 companies, including MCI, Fannie Mae and Sprint.

Ms. Wang joined the venture-backed start-up InLine Software as their Chief Architect, leading product development of enterprise software systems. At the same time, Ms. Wang founded an online women’s business community, iBizWomen.com.

In 2000, Ms. Wang refocused Binary Group, landing a major contract with Cable & Wireless. After 9/11, Ms. Wang steered the company in a new direction, bringing her commercial experience and enterprise architecture and system development success to the Federal Government. Under her direction, Binary closed its first contract with the Army, working with DynCorp Information System's Defense CFT.  Ms. Wang spearheaded the initial technology solutioning team in developing software architecture for a major defense logistics system. Ms. Wang led Binary's business development efforts to expand business within the Army quickly, and secure new contracts with the Army and DoD CIO offices and many other Federal clients, due to her passion to deliver results quickly and cost-effectively.

Ms. Wang is actively involved in many organizations, speaking frequently on matters specific to technology, business growth strategies, entrepreneurship, and government contracting. Ms. Wang is a mentor for entrepreneurs and aspiring business leaders, supporting the advancement of women and minorities. Binary Group graduated from the 8(a) program and Ms. Wang currently mentors an 8(a) company as part of the DoD mentor protégé program.

Ms. Wang is a thought leader on small business issues as well as government procurement policies. As one of the 15 Council Members of the National Women's Business Council, a non-partisan federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice and counsel to the President, Congress, and the SBA on economic issues of importance to women business owners, Ms. Wang actively participates in the research and policy committee advocating for fairness in small business procurement practices.

Ms. Wang is a current board member of the Association for Enterprise Information, a division of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), and on the executive advisory board for Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP). She was a past member of the board of directors for Association of Corporate Growth - National Capital Region and Women in Technology. Ms. Wang has been recognized numerous times throughout her career for her leadership, policy, mentor, and business accomplishments.

Ms. Wang earned her Master's Degree in Computer Science from University of Houston and a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts from Beijing Polytechnic University.

Michael Yuen

Michael Yuen is a senior manager in the Estate, Gift and Trust practice of Aronson's Tax Services Group, where he specializes in tax and business consulting. He has over 28 years of experience in federal and state taxation, and his professional career includes three years with a large regional law firm and seven years with "Big Four" public accounting firms in Washington, D.C. His clients include professionals, closely held corporations, technology firms, construction contractors, real estate partnerships, corporations operating in a multistate environment and nonprofit organizations throughout the region.

Michael provides comprehensive financial services that include: estate, gift and trust planning and administration for business owners; financial and retirement planning for executives; U.S. tax compliance and planning for foreign nationals and expatriates; IRS and state tax audit support; and tax exemption applications for nonprofit organizations.

Michael graduated from the Ohio State University with a master's degree. He is an active member of the AICPA, MACPA, and the Estate Planning Journal Club of Suburban Hospital Foundation. In addition, he serves as a board member and audit chair of the Montgomery College Foundation, treasurer and board member of the Monte Jade Science & Technology Association, and chair of the Planned Giving Committee of Montgomery College Foundation. Michael is licensed in Maryland as a Certified Public Accountant and he is also a Certified Financial Planner.

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.

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.
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.

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 ♦

  • Chairman: Ken Fang
  • Secretary: Bert Tzeng
  • Treasurer: Karen Wang
  • Adviser: Elaine Chang, Jerry Chen, Steven Chen
  • Entrepreneur Committee:Terry Hsiao and Tony Lau
  • Membership Committee: Sophia Parker and Karen Wang
  • Marketing and Social Media: Kenny Lew
  • Special Events Committee: Yuan He, Yum Yu Cheng, and Denise We
  • Global MJDC liaison & outreach to other organizations: Sophia Parker

♦ Events ♦

How to obtain and leverage 8(a) certification - MD, 7/2016
Join Monte Jade DC in a co-hosted event with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Montgomery County (HHCMC). At this event, we will have a networking breakfast, and then a special…

♦ 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 ♦

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4th Asian Career Fair Report - A huge success! – by Edward Wan
By all accounts, the 4th Asian Career Fair (ACF) held on February 13, 2016 would go down in the history books as another very successful event. Despite the frigid cold…

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