Hien Duc 'Glory' Cung - Founder/ Managing Partner
In addition to his 12 years of leadership as former President at the global enterprise Advantek, Mr. Hien Cung offers 20 years of hands-on experience in the IT space, specializing in software development, data base design, and project management.
Currently he is the Founder/CEO of TrustViet Group, promoting trade, business networking, real estate development, and people empowerment services for a bright future of Vietnam.
Mr. Cung has held many senior technical and managerial positions at major companies. As IT Architect, he designed Data Warehouse for IBM's global supply chain management practice. As contracted Principal Consultant, he developed business intelligence solutions for Oracle's corporate clients. Other consulting engagements included BellSouth, Alcoa, Holidays Inn World-Wide, HP, Agilent Technologies, Visa International, GAP, Nortel, Cisco, Inter-Tel, etc.
Mr. Cung received a MS degree in Computer Science and attended the Ph.D. program in Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University. He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and an active member of the Project Management Institute.
Mike Cao, M.D. - Director of Business Development
Dr. Mike Cao is a strong leader and effective business developer with extensive knowledge in interactive multimedia, intercultural and mass marketing. He has many years of experience with outsourcing & insourcing for high tech, biotech and medicine and has built well-established business networks in the US, Europe, Asia & Latin America.
Dr. Cao leads with vision. integrity, passion and excellent problem-solving plus team-building skills. His life and work experiences reveal a multi-facet leader: gifted scientist, talented physician, creative inventor, visionary strategist, inspiring motivator, 'win-win' business negotiator, and artist of the Renaissance era (yes, producing beautiful scuptural artworks is his profitable hobby!).
In 1987 Dr. Cao received his Doctor of Medicine degree (Summa Cum Laude) from Charles University School of Medicine in Prague, Czech Republic and honored into its top doctorate programs in Neuroscience and Molecular Biology Medicine. He served at the Molecular Biology Institute, Academy of Sciences in Prague as a research scientist, physician and educator for over 3 years.
Later, he joined the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine as a Physician Fellow, Biotech Consultant, and Cancer Immunology Specialist.
In the past 4 years, Dr. Cao founded and co-founded many successful start-ups in the USA, and helped companies turn around by offering independent points of view with insightful and fresh perspectives.
Hoang Tran, M.B.A - Director of Operations
Hoang has over 7 years of operations management expertise and diverse experience in finance and investing, strategic and technical consulting. At Advisal, Hoang offers excellent analytical and problem-solving skills to new business challenges.
She set up networks in the venture and entrepreneur communities to source capital funding deals, conducted due diligence for private equity investments, and worked with portfolio companies at both board and non-board levels on corporate strategy, marketing and financing decisions as a Venture Capitalist at Acer Technology Ventures.
She developed business plans and marketing strategy for Berkeley Concepts Research's wireless networking applications to successfully secure venture funding.
Hoang earned a A.B. Cum Laude in Applied Mathematics & Econometrics from Harvard University and a MBA from Walter A. Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.
Shashi Nittur, M.S. - Director of Technology
In his 10 years with Advantek Enterprises, Shashi offers effective project management and extensive technical skills in the design and development of OLAP, Data Warehouse, Data Mart, Business Intelligence systems and Executive portals.
Shashi's consulting engagements included Microsoft, Raytheon, Equifax, Bosch Group, Siemens, Netcom, Coverdell & Company, etc. in addition to his recent years of in-depth expertise in building mission critical Web Solutions.
His excellent performance at Coverdell & Company where Advantek was a sub-contractor has saved the insurance company $420,000; and has been showcased in Microsoft's Business Intelligence Case Study.
Shashi earned a BS in Industrial Engineering from University of Mysore, India and a MS in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Auburn University.