Management Team

Seth Williams


Mr. Seth Williams is an entrepreneur and financial professional focused on the execution of transformative ideas. As CEO of Zhongmen Group, his key responsibilities include company strategy, business development, investor relations, and general oversight of the company’s investment banking and advisory operations.

At Catalyst Partners, a principal investment and advisory firm, Seth has helped growth-stage companies to realize their full potential by providing capital along with comprehensive strategic advisory services. Previously, Seth has worked in financial consulting and middle-market investment banking across a range of industries and has advised multiple technology startups engaged in sectors as diverse as water, oil & gas, 3D printing, and mobile e-commerce. He is passionate about education reform and has contributed to numerous organizations focused on improving public schools.

Seth obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Texas at Austin and later pursued graduate studies in international relations at the Johns Hopkins – School for Advanced International Studies in Nanjing, China. He also completed language study programs at Tsinghua University and Beijing University and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Seth is a registered representative with FINRA and holds Series 7, Series 24 and Series 63 licenses.

Board of Managers

Liu Aifan

Director, Head of China

Mrs. Liu Aifan is an experienced corporate executive and transaction attorney with expertise in structuring complex cross-border transactions, particularly involving Chinese and international firms… Read More
Kemal Farid


Mr. Kemal Farid co-founded Merrick Systems, Inc. in 1989 and served as its Chief Executive Officer and President until October 2013. Mr. Farid directed the strategy of the business, including product development and support…Read More
Hallie Vanderhider


Ms. Hallie Vanderhider served for ten years as President, Chief Operating Officer and member of the board of Black Stone Minerals Company, L.P., a leading private oil and gas fee mineral owner…Read More

Advisory Board

Hua Xinghong


Mr. Xinghong Hua joined Cerberus Capital Management LP in March 2008, as Managing Director of Cerberus Asia, as well as head of Beijing office. Cerberus Capital Management is a leading global investment firm…Read More
Wilson Chu


Mr. Wilson Chu is a Partner with K&L Gates. His practice focuses on M&A, joint ventures, and other strategic transactions, as well as, related corporate governance…Read More
Selena Lacroix


Ms. Selena LaCroix is global leader of Egon Zehnder’s Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Practice. She also leads the firm’s Global Semiconductor Practice. Selena is deeply experienced in board level consulting…Read More
Alex Robart


Mr. Alexander Robart is a Managing Director with IHS, a leading global research and consulting firm. Previously he was a Co-Founder and Partner with PacWest Consulting Partners…Read More