Gary Wong is the Company’s Chief Financial Officer responsible for Company financings, budgeting and planning and treasury operations. He joined the Company in August 2018 and works with other team members to ensure that it is in compliance with its financial commitments, has sufficient liquidity and capital to take advantage of opportunities that arise from time to time and that the Company maintains its conservative approach to risk management and its capital structure.
Prior to joining the company Gary spent 17 years as Co-President and Chief Financial Officer with Westlake Realty Group in San Mateo, California. At Westlake, he maintained relationships with financial institutions, used a variety of financial structures to finance its real estate portfolio from lines of credit and mortgage loans with banks, insurance companies, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and CMBS financings. Additionally, Gary arranged and structured joint ventures where it was advantageous for Westlake to have financing or operating partners.
Before Westlake, for several years, Gary served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for several early stage technology companies in Silicon Valley. His responsibilities there included raising venture capital and establishing the financial controls and infrastructure for these young companies to be able to rapidly scale.
For 16 years, prior to working in the Bay Area, Gary was Senior Vice President – Corporate Finance with Wedbush Securities in Los Angeles. There he was Section Head for Technology and Financial Institutions and covered and provided capital market services to technology companies and regional banks.
Earlier, Gary has over 8 years of commercial banking and equipment leasing experience with Wells Fargo, Manufacturers Hanover and Bank of America.
Gary has a BA and MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.