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Andrew Zhang

Chair of APEX Cares

Andrew Zhang is an research analyst at Causeway Capital, based in West Los Angeles. Causeway is an investment firm that manages international and global equity portfolios for institutional clients. Prior to Causeway, he worked in a similar role at Dodge & Cox in San Francisco. Andrew attended the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and moved to [...] Read More
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Anh Thu Le

Chair of Board Development

Anh Thu grew up in Minnesota but moved to California in August of 2015. She is currently pursuing her passion of writing and helping others by starting a blog to help young women feel beautiful from the inside out on www.simplybeyoutiful.org. Anh Thu joined APEX to invest in the relationships she created her first year on board and would like to help other members recognize that APEX is not only an organization but a [...] Read More
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Wilton Lam

Chair of Development

Wilton J. Lam has a diverse professional background that stems from law, financial services, and currently functions as a financial auditor for a world leading accounting and professional services firm.  Wilton graduated from the University of California, Riverside in Political Science and doubled in History; both with an emphasis on United States Law and completed his accounting credentials through the Accounting Certificate program provided the extension of University of California, Los Angeles.  Wilton [...] Read More
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Leon Nguyen

Chair of Development

Leon is a Commercial Real Estate Analyst at SMBC, a bank located in Downtown LA.  Originally from Boston, MA, he recently moved to Los Angeles to pursue commercial real estate development.  At SMBC, Leon underwrites and assesses credit risk of commercial real estate deals throughout the country.  Previously, Leon was involved in auditing and accounting roles.  Leon graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance. [...] Read More
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Victoria Lee

Chair of Digital Content

Victoria is a SoCal girl through and through, and she graduated from the University of Southern California with a Fine Arts Design degree and minors in both business and cinematic arts. She is a designer and artist and blends her love of art, culture, and food by specializing in design for the hospitality and entertainment industries, as well as in corporate branding and identity. She previously worked for The Walt Disney Company and is currently [...] Read More
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Patrick Douglas

Chair of Digital Strategy

Patrick Douglas graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2014 and moved to Los Angeles, California to find himself outside of his home city.  He began working for The Boeing Company as an electrical engineer and was inspired by the innovation of the LA tech scene.  Because of this he was motivated to create a mobile nutrition app that reached #16 in the Health & Fitness category of the app store.  He was [...] Read More
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Minnie Gan

Chair of Finance

Minnie Gan currently works as an accountant for Marks & Associates, located in Calabasas, a boutique CPA firm that services a wide range of industries with a concentration of entertainment and real estate clients.  With the experiences she gained from working with many small and medium business owners, she is glad to be able to help improving the financial well-being of her family and friends’ businesses.  Born and raised in Nanjing China, [...] Read More
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Ben Sam

Chair of Information Systems

Ben Sam is currently a Web Developer for an E-Commerce creative agency in Montrose. He is also an Illustrator/Caricature Artist as his other side profession. He has a BFA in Illustration from Long Beach State. He also had experience in the Insurance Industry and in the Green Energy Industry. He could sell you on an insurance plan, retrofit your business, draw you an avatar, and put everything in a website for you. Read More
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Anthony Seto

Chair of Legal Affairs

Anthony practices elections law and family law at his law firm in Alhambra. He assists clients in compliance with campaign finance laws. In addition to involvement with local bar associations and volunteering his time at legal clinics, Anthony enjoys collecting music, keeping up with current events, and running. Read More
Gregory mak

Gregory Mak

Chair of Marketing

Gregory has been dedicated to helping others realize their career and professional ambitions since college. He cultivated a wide range of work and extra-curricular experiences after working at companies like Snap Inc., Google, and Accenture Management Consulting. Through this he gained in-depth experience in the technology industry, deep marketing knowledge, and a well-rounded skill set to solve complex problems. He joined APEX to share his career journey, lessons and experiences with other ambitious individuals. For [...] Read More
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Alvin Ye

Chair of Membership

Still somewhat newly out of school, Alvin wanted to start making an impact in the multiple environments he lived in. Work gave him an opportunity to develop new ideas and products that will make the industry more efficient but was missing the community aspect. APEX provides Alvin with the chance to reach out to the Asian American professional community in Los Angeles to help them grow in alignment with the three core pillars of APEX: [...] Read More
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Allen Chyr

Chair of Multimedia

Allen is a Business Analyst for Alcoa Fastening Systems & Rings, an OEM manufacturer for many of the world's aluminum and other light metal needs.  His responsibilities include forecasting the customer's estimated usage for parts, provide details for parts with critical inventory levels, and collecting data from factory planners to provide estimated completion dates.  Prior to his current role, Allen spent 4 years working for a marketing company as a Data System [...] Read More
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Cindy Ly

Chair of Networking Events

Cindy Ly was born and raised in LA. She is currently working as a revenue analyst at a Media Tech company located in Santa Monica, managing the company's revenue for both their ecommerce and media ad business. Aside from crunching numbers, she enjoys going out with friends, traveling, and playing video games. By joining APEX she hopes to be able to develop herself more professionally and become more involved in the Asian American community. [...] Read More
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Kelly Ha

Chair of Professional Development

Kelly Ha is a financial analyst at a global financial technology company located in West Hollywood. Kelly graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance, Real Estate and Law. Kelly is a proud alumnae of Alpha Phi Gamma, an Asian American sorority that provides community service and Asian American Awareness to the surrounding communities for the betterment of society. In addition to academia, Kelly actively participates in professional [...] Read More
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Ethan Krizman

Chair of Youth Education Summit

Ethan Krizman became interested in both teaching and history in middle and high school. After attending Lewis and Clark college in Portland, OR and he became interested in teaching inner city youth in and around Los Angeles. He then attended Cal Poly Pomona for a teaching credential in Social Science. Ethan then accepted a position with the Los Angeles Unified School District, teaching special education history classes at Bret Harte Middle School in south Los [...] Read More
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Laila Nguyen

Chair of Youth Education Summit

Laila Nguyen is originally from Denver, Colorado and received her B.S. in Accounting from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She began her career in corporate accounting and finance while working at both T-Mobile and Arrow Electronics. While she enjoyed the technical aspects these jobs afforded her, Laila’s passion for leadership eventually led her to Los Angeles, California. In L.A., she took on the position of Director of Business Development for an [...] Read More

What is APEX?

The Asian Professional Exchange (APEX) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan community based organization with multifaceted goals and purposes that are charitable, cultural and educational in nature. Established in 1993, APEX currently boasts an e-community membership of 10,000 members. Contact us