Catherine Gao

Ms. Gao is the president and  founding Partner of Magnolia Capital Group.  Catherine brings over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry.  She had served as investment advisor and consultant  at Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. She successfully advised several cross border private equity and M&A transactions and also managed assets for companies and high-net-worth individuals.

Catherine earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Science from the Beijing Institute of Technology and a MBA degree from the Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore. 

Catherine maintains her FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities registrations. 


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Li Hsu

Mr.Hsu is the founding partner of Magnolia Capital Group.

Mr. Hsu has a long history of serving as industry executives in both US and China. He has completed a number of cross border M&As and private equity placements for his own companies.   

Mr. Hsu is a seasoned serial entrepreneur and a proven leader.  Currently he is the Chairman of Beacool Corp., President of SuperKlean and Custom Industrial Manufacturing, Inc..  Prior to this, Mr. Hsu served as the Chairman of Orisil Corp. a fabless semiconductor design company which was acquired by Avago Technologies in 2008.  Prior to Orisil, Mr. Hsu was the CEO of Fiberxon Corp.  In 2004 Fiberxon was named the fastest growing company in China and the 4th fastest growing company in the entire Asia Pacific by Deloitte.  Fiberxon was later acquired by MRV Communications for $131M in 2007.

Mr. Hsu received his BSEE from UCLA and his MSEE from USC. 



Advisors :

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Jay Rogers

Jay is a trusted investment advisor and consultant with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Jay has played an instrumental role in syndicating over $1.5 billion in private investment opportunities including hedge funds, private equity, real estate, and venture capital. Jay has spent the last several years building an extensive international network of family offices, institutional high net worth individuals.

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Mike Knowles

Mr. Knowles’ core competencies are the sourcing, selling and diligence of land and real estate. He has a deep transactional history and understanding of the closing process.

Mr. Knowles has been a licensed California real estate broker and land developer for 35 years

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Bill Erickson

Mr. Erickson brings approximately 20 years of extensive real estate acquisitions, finance, development and joint venture equity investment experience. Mr. Erickson was involved in nearly $1 billion of commercial real estate investments involving a variety of product types, geography and investment structures on behalf of numerous clients. Bill Erickson is a Licensed California Real Estate Broker and maintain my FINRA Series 7, Series 63.


Analyst: Steve Liu

China Office: Helen Li, Lisa Xu