Veteran software architect for 15+ years and expert in big data, database and data security, Wiley has been a co-founder and Chief Architect of two software start-ups in Beijing. Before that, he worked at Orange, Achievo and Hitachi as a software engineer .
Mikaël is a Québec certified lawyer with over 15 years of global business experience, now living in Shanghai. He has significant experience doing cross-border transactions and investments in China, Canada, Europe and the U.S. and was the managing partner in China of an international law firm from 2009 to 2015.
Ines is a China and U.K. trained business manager with 10 years of experience as a business executive as well as a self-motivated entrepreneur.
Jane is an entrepreneurial business and communications professional with 8+ years of international business experience in the public, non-profit and private sectors across Asia Pacific. She has extensive experience of serving companies doing cross-border business and investments in China, Canada and the U.S.. She held various positions at the Canada China Business Council from 2017 to 2020. Prior to that, she worked as the project manager for an international program at the University of British Columbia. Jane currently lives in Toronto.
Dane is an experienced entrepreneur in startup companies and a senior executive in large, multinational corporations, with extensive international experience in Canada, the U.S., Latin America, Asia and the E.U. His more than 25 years of experience has given him tremendous insight into all aspects of business management: commercialization, financing, regulation, planning and execution.
Mike has been a venture capitalist since 2002, and is the founder of covered call investing site BornToSell.com (2009). Before being a VC, Mike was an investment banker during the late 90s (reading over 10,000 business plans in 4 years) and was a software engineer for 12 years before that; he worked at 3 startups: one was acquired and two went public on NASDAQ.
Didier Thizy is the owner of Stellex Group, a growth consulting firm specializing in new ventures. Over 20 years he has held leadership roles in all major software functions – software development, project management, product management, digital marketing, sales and business development, as well as General Manager of several start-ups within established companies, the last of which was acquired by The Blackstone Group.
Fang loves technology and has been in Canadian technology startups for most of his professional life. Recently, Fang was CTO of Foko Retail, a Canadian startup providing SaaS solutions for retail task management and communication. Before that, Fang was the co-founder and CTO of Tungle, a scheduling service provider, which was acquired by Blackberry in 2011. Fang has tremendous knowledge and expertise in Cloud architecture, design, development and operations.
A Legal Expert in foreign direct investment, mergers & acquisitions and government regulatory issues in China with 20 years’ experience, Haiping formerly worked at the London-based “Magic Circle” firm Clifford Chance. Haiping is qualified in mainland China and the State of New York and holds an LL.B. and an LL.M. degree from Peking University and an LL.M. from the University of Georgia.
Chungang is an expert in dispute resolution. He has represented clients in hundreds of lawsuits before the Supreme People’s Court of China, the Higher People’s Court of Beijing, CIETAC, Beijing Arbitration Commission, Shanghai Arbitration Commission, ICC, HKIAC, SIAC, etc., which have involved a variety of substantive areas such as trade, investment, real estate, finance, energy, technology and logistics. He has also advised clients or acted as PRC legal expert for litigation and arbitration heard in the U.S., Singapore and Hong Kong.
Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Asia Law & Practice, Who’s Who Legal, LegalBand and other renowned legal publishers have ranked Chungang as a leading lawyer in the areas of litigation and commercial arbitration in China for many years in a row.
A Legal Expert in legal issues related to Foreign Direct Investment in China and general corporate issues, Daniel has over 20 years’ experience representing hundreds of international companies doing business in China and other Asian regions. Qualified in New York, Taiwan and mainland China, he holds law degrees from Harvard Law School and Taiwan University.
Written on September 10, 2020
Trustiics Welcomes Tony Kinnear as Its Senior Strategic Advisor
We are pleased to announce that Tony Kinnear has recently joined us as a senior strategic advisor. Mr. Kinnear is a leading legal industry executive with over 30 years of experience building content and technology solutions for legal markets around the world. He was most recently President of Thomson Reuters’ global Legal business and also CEO of its Legal business in Asia Pacific and emerging markets, including China, for 10 years.
Tony is an industry leader in the legal tech space and has deep experience with platforms such as Westlaw, the world’s leading AI-enabled legal research platform. Beyond his experience in legal tech, Mr. Kinnear has expertise in leading professional and business information, legal and tax technology, software & cloud businesses, technology commercialization, M&A, capital raising, and more. He also founded Rule of Law Publishing, a not-for-profit that helps developing nations publish accurate and up-to-date legal information to help develop and sustain the rule of law.
“Based on his in-depth understanding of international markets, legal technology, and global business solutions, I believe that Mr. Kinnear’s expertise will help us improve and grow our platform to better serve our customers.”
-Tianpeng Wang, Trustiics CEO
“Trustiics’ legal services marketplace, focused initially on the fast-growing China market, provides an innovative, technology-based approach to the legal services industry. I’m excited to be helping Trustiics make international legal services more accessible for small and medium-sized businesses and individuals around the world.”
-Tony Kinnear, Trustiics Senior Strategic Advisor