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 cultivate the Asian community to improve business partnerships and professional development. 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
Denise Wu
Phone: (301) 367-1144
Email: deniseswu@gmail.com

Denise Wu has expertise in auditing and consulting experience for public sector clients with operating resources ranging from $100 million to over $150 billion.

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.

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.

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.

Kurt Nguyen

Kurt has a long and successful track record in marketing, management and corporate strategy with early-stage and Fortune 1000 companies. As President and CEO since 2001, Kurt has led the Qnexis Team through solution-oriented communications, technology and management expertise to ensure the highest return on investment for our clients. Prior to founding Qnexis, Kurt held management and executive-level assignments with several leading technology companies. He is a co-founder of the Asian American CEO Organization (AACO), a D.C. area business networking group with the goal of advancing the Asian American community at large.

Haiwen Lee Mackleer
VP, Branch Manager
Phone: (301)910-6786
Email: haiwenlee.mackleer@cathaybank.com

In September 1992, Haiwen Lee Mackleer came to the United States of America from Taiwan, Republic of China. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Economics from West Virginia University in 1995.

Soon after her graduation, she and her husband resided and taught English in Japan for two years.
Haiwen came back to the States with her family in 1998 and started her banking career first at Provident Bank, then Chevy Chase Bank, and finally Capital Bank since 2003. Other than full time working at bank institutions, Haiwen has also been heavily involved in Asian community organizations.

Currently, Haiwen is serving on the Board of Directors for the Monte Jade Science and Technology DC chapter, Asian American Chamber of Commerce (AACC), and is the Chairperson for the Maryland Council of AACC.

She is an active member of many local non-profit organizations such as KOBE Government Contracting Alliance. She is also an advocate for Asian Pacific American Advisory Group ( APAAG) for Montgomery county, MD (Executive office and council).

Haiwen recently joined Cathay Bank in Rockville, Maryland as a Vice President and Branch Manager.
Haiwen's passion and determination lead her to find success wherever she goes!

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.

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 & President: Terry Hsiao

  • Vice Chairman & Vice President: Yum Yu Cheng

  • Treasurer: Karen Wang

  • Secretary:  Yuan He

  • Events: David Lai

  • Membership: Dawn LI, Haiwen Mackleer

  • Entrepreneurship/Corporate Sponsorship: Rose Wang, 

  • Marketing/Website/Communications: Kurt Nguyen, Maria Lee, Ken Fang

  • Mentorship: Steven Chen


♦ Events ♦

Awaken the Storytelling Giant in You - February 21, 2018
In all organizations, at all levels, we face universal workplace challenges: How to inspire the team, how to secure budget approval, how to take leadership to the next level.  The…
How Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, and Chatbots are changing how Government and Industry approach legacy programs. Keynote:Jose ArrietaDeputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition,U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Panel:Moderator: David Nguyen,…

♦ Testimonials ♦

As a member of Monte Jade, I have gotten introductions from Sophia Parker and Rose Wang for business contacts. I have also gotten benefits from many more such as events with Denise Wu and others.

My network of potential teaming partners has widened as a result of my MJDC membership

I feel that Monte Jade is in a unique position to foster a great environment for our Asian/Chinese community in the greater MD-DC-VA region where members joined not because we are trying to "sell" our products or services but to be a resource to one another. This is because our members consist of very diverse professional background with complementing expertise to help solve business problems.  For example, I met a transaction attorney who does M&As, IPOs and private equity funding at the Monte Jade annual gala last year. We have been meeting for lunch and gotten to know each other well.

I have benefited greatly from Monte Jade. Personally, I have

  • Gained different perspectives in growing the Innovation Network
  • Partnered on new proposals and successfully executed government contracts with MJ members
  • Had an opportunity to share my knowledge and experiences with other entrepreneurs
  • Met new friends

After attending the mobile panel, I experienced a closer tie with my fellow MJDC members. I continued to build on business relationship with Ken, started to work a project with David Nguyen and introduced a VA client to Terry who is working on a new product there.

My network of potential teaming partners has widened as a result of my MJDC membership.

♦ Blogs ♦

ASQ509 Biomed/Biotech SIG; 4/20/17 event: “Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning on Brain Functionality”
American Society for Quality (www.asq.org) – WashingtonDC and Maryland Metro, Section 509 (www.asq509.org) “How Do Biological Neural Networks Encode, Learn, Memorize, Recall and Generalize as A Learning Machine?” To be…
The Professional Mentorship Program in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia - First...
The Professional Mentorship Program (PMP) hosts its first event.  DATE AND TIME: April 17, 2017 (Monday), 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT LOCATION: 901 North Glebe Road, Suite 200, Arlington,…
Chun Ya (CY) Chen received “Distinguished Engineers of Silicon Valley” award from the Chinese Institute of Engineers
Monte Jade DC Congratulates Chun Ya (CY) Chen, Monte Jade Global Vice Chairman, Monte Jade West board member, and Vice President of Worldwide Operations at IDT, for receiving the “Distinguished…

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 1015 15th Street NW, Suite 1050, Washington, DC 20005