Gliding Eagle Team

Our company was founded in 2010 in California, now with teams in San Francisco Bay Area, Europe and China. We bring passion and solid industry experience together.

    Jack Duan

    Founder & CEO

    Former Sr Technologist (Sun Microsystems) and Big Data Product Manager (Marketing Strategy, Safeway). Dual-cultural in the US and China. BS in CS, Indiana U.; MBA, Berkeley-Haas.

    Adam Ivor

    Co-founder & VP Operations

    Over 8 years of entrepreneur experience building a successful winery in Sonoma; winemaker and operations manager. MBA, Sonoma State University.

    Panos Samiotis

    Lead Developer, Front-end

    Over 5 years of Web Design and Development experience with strong passion for clean and mobile friendly UI/UX. BS and MS in CS, University of Patras, Greece.

    Lei Wang

    Lead Developer, Blockchain

    17 years of software development and project management experience, strong knowledge on design and develop E-commerce platform, passion on new technology and quick learner.

    Alfred Wu

    Lead Developer, Back-end

    Over 10 years of IT development experience; former senior developer at Siemens, China; Ma Labs, San Jose. BS and MS in CS, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China.

    Brian King

    Senior Operations Manager

    Over two decades of combined software and wine industry experience. BA from University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Yue Zhang

    Wine Business Manager

    Dual language in English and Mandarin Chinese. BS in Viticulture & Enology, University of California, Davis. Over 2 years of experience with high-end wine distributors and buyers in China.

    Anna Xiang

    Business Development Manager, China

    Over 3 years of marketing experience in China market; Speaks Chinese, English, French; BS in Engineering, Communication University, China; MS in Wine Marketing International Trade, University of Upper Alsace, France.

    Ren Wu

    Director of Business Development, China

    Over 10 years of experience in Chinese internet and mobile technology companies. Associate Degree in Computer Information Management, Beijing University.

    Zihua Yan

    HR & Admin. Director, China

    Over 10 years of experience in in-house professional HR management and external HR consulting company, and relative careers in IT system integration and retail industry. Vishay Group, ICD Security. BA in Accounting, Lanzhou University.

Board of Directors

    Tom Simone

    Chairman

    Chairman Emeritus, United Natural Foods (UNFI). Former President, McKesson Drug Company. Former VP of Finance, McKesson Corp.

    Michael Besancon

    Director

    Former Sr. VP of Global Sourcing and Regional President of Whole Foods Market. As an Organic and Natural Food industry veteran strongly advocates for Non-GMO.

    Jack Duan

    Director

    Founder & CEO of Giliding Eagle.

    Dean Suzuki

    Director

    Former CFO at MCA Recreation and COO at Professional Publications. CFP, Ameriprise Financial. President Emeritus of Berkeley-Haas Alumni Network, East Bay Chapter.

    Ali Aydar

    Director

    CEO, Sporcle Inc. One of the early founders of Napster. A serial entrepreneur in Silicon Valley technology startups.

Advisors to the Board

    Raj Iyer

    Advisor

    With 22 years of pharmaceutical industry experience across corporate strategy, business development and drug development operations including CBO, Porton and President, Arch Pharmalabs.

    Michaela Rodeno

    Advisor

    With 40-year wine industry experience at Domaine Chandon and St. Supéry, as its first CEO.

    Victor Wang

    Advisor

    President at China Silicon Valley, the CEO at SINOSV LLC and the Chairman at Guangdong S-Park.

    Zhanping Wu

    Advisor

    Legal Director at Vivo Capital. Former attorney at Perkins Coie, LLP. Passionate about helping entrepreneurs build great companies.