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Prior to joining the Forum, Hao was a Senior Vice President at martinwolf Global M&A Advisors where she managed client engagements in Software, SaaS, IT services, BPO, and various supply chain segments. Clients included Bain Capital, Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPLS), BenefitsXML, Canvas Systems, Rolta India Ltd (BSE: 500366), Softchoice (TSX:SO), Insight Enterprise (NADSQ:NSIT), Safeguard Scientific (NYSE:SFE), and ASAP Software.
Hao has worked in both the US and China where she gained extensive experience in corporate financial analysis and portfolio management through HSBC (Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation) in Shanghai as well as Bank of Shanghai.
Hao holds an M.B.A. from The Thunderbird School of Global Management in the U.S., and a Bachelor of Economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in China.
She is a CFA charter holder and a member of Beta Gama Sigma Honor Society. Hao is also a guest columnist with Caixin Online, China’s leading online news source covering private equity and M&A.
Hao is situated at both CDI’s Shanghai and Hong Kong offices.