Success Stories

Tay Yoshitani 196 Port of Seattle CEO Tay Yoshitani Explains Port’s Leadership Role in Washington’s Economy

“The port’s operations create nearly 200,000 jobs and $7 billion in wages throughout Seattle-Bellevue and Washington State.” ~Tay Yoshitani, CEO, Port of Seattle Tay Yoshitani joined the Port of Seattle as its CEO in March 2007. He carries out policies set by the Port Commission. He leads the Port’s operating divisions, including the 6th largest …

YingLi1 Dr. Ying Li, Chief Scientist and Co-Founder of Concurix Corporation

“The Bellevue-Seattle region has a lot of experience in data mining… the Chinese market has not yet matured to the level we have here. I want to help with this.” ~ Dr. Ying Li Dr. Ying Li is the Chief Scientist and co-founder of Concurix Corporation. Prior to joining Concurix, Dr. Li worked at Microsoft …

Christine Gregoire small Christine Gregoire Reflects on Her Accomplishments as Governor of Washington

“Chinese companies will find it easy do business in Washington with the dedicated support of local and state government.” ~Christine Gregoire, outgoing governor of the state of Washington Christine Gregoire served as Washington State’s 22nd governor from 2005 through 2012. Born Christine O’Grady, she was raised in Auburn, Washington by her mother, who worked as …

adSage logo adSage: Helping US Businesses Reach Chinese Customers

“adSage is a bridge between business in the USA and China, combining an understanding of culture with state-of-the-art technology.” ~Dr. ZhaoHui (Gordon) Tang, President and CEO, adSage In 2011, adSage established North American headquarters in Bellevue, Washington. Founded in 2007, the company is a leading technologies and services company in online advertising. The company is …

adSage CH Tang 196 Dr. ZhaoHui Tang, President and CEO of adSage

“It’s true. I took the famous photo of Gary Locke. That was me. I am maybe the most unknown famous photographer in China.” ~Dr. ZhaoHui (Gordon) Tang, President and CEO, adSage Dr. ZhaoHui Tang is the President and CEO of adSage.  He helped the company raise $20 million in venture capital from SIG Asia and …

Calico Energy Services logo 196 Calico Energy Services: Redefining the Way the World Delivers and Consumes Energy

“Our software helps predict when a city’s electricity may spike, provides them with analytics to make informed decisions and advises them when to take demand down to meet capacity.” ~Mike Miller, President and CEO, Calico Energy Services Mike Miller serves as president & Chief Executive Officer and is one of the original founders of Calico …

CHIME logo99tall Dr. Yushi Shen: Leader in Microsoft Asian Communities

“Bellevue is ground zero of the rapidly emerging new revolution in technology partnership between China and the US.” ~Dr. Yushi Shen, Microsoft Dr. Yushi Shen (沈寓实) is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of cloud computing, wireless communications and video coding. He has published five books and more than twenty archived papers. He has …

Aero Law Group logo196 Aero Law Group: Navigating the Challenges of Aircraft Acquisition and Ownership in China

“Our mission is to provide the highest quality transactional legal services to airlines and aircraft owners and operators – worldwide. We’re a team. No matter what the circumstance, our expertise is combined for the right solution for our clients.” ~ John Schmidt, Attorney, Aero Law Group John Schmidt joined the Aero Law Group in 2004. …

Ken Etheridge and Associates Logo Ken Etheridge & Associates: Creative Technology Partners in Branding and Positioning Strategy

“We are unique, in that we are equally good with small businesses, large corporations (Fortune 500 companies), entrepreneurs, and Asian businesses entering the North American market.” ~Ken Etheridge, CEO of Ken Etheridge & Associates (KEA) Ken Etheridge & Associates (KEA) is a full service marketing and advertising agency. Office locations include Bellevue, Florida, and Vancouver, …

Michael Young UW President 2 Michael Young, University of Washington President

“China has an enormous population with enormous needs. These vast needs are an excellent opportunity for joint research and teaching projects.” ~Michael K. Young, President, University of Washington The University of Washington is the USA’s top public university (2nd among all universities) in attracting federal research funding.  It has several campus locations in the Seattle …