Jeff Chung is the founder and Managing Director of Vista Advisory Group. He has over 10 years of investment banking and related experience with extensive experience on both the buy and sell-side of a transaction. His motivation for starting his own advisory firm was to better service the client by offering customized and flexible solutions that are not traditionally available with an investment banking institution.
He is an active member of industry associations, publishes numerous editorials and research reports, and has built a large network of both strategic and financial buyers in several industries.
Prior to joining Vista Advisory Group, Mr. Chung was the Vice President and head of the Transportation and Logistics Group at USBX Advisory Services. His practice included the sale of privately held logistics businesses, consulting for public companies and performed buy-side advisory services for European based multinationals. During his previous employment from a merchant banking firm specializing in industry consolidation opportunities, Mr. Chung analyzed and initiated several acquisitions for a leveraged build-up of fabricated metal component manufacturers. He worked closely with Fortune 500 executives to developed consolidation strategies in a wide range of industries including third party logistics, precision machining, specialty chemicals, telecommunications, building products, staffing services, and energy services.
Mr. Chung owned and sold a clothing retailer and export company. Previously, he was a financial consultant with Smith Barney.
Mr. Chung received his B.A. from the California State University, Fullerton and his M.B.A. from the Marshall School of Business at University of Southern California.
Justin Barrow joins Vista Advisory with over ten years of logistics experience in China. Mr. Barrow’s tenure and experience in China gives Vista’s clients access to one of the fastest growing markets. His extensive knowledge of the local Asian market and culture enables Vista Advisory to help clients navigate through regulatory, political and local issues that arise in dealing in a foreign country.
Prior to joining Vista Advisory, Mr. Barrow served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Datian W. Group, where he created a sales and marketing organization in China. His efforts led to the sale of Datian to Federal Express in 2005. During his time with Datian, he established strong customer relationships in China with IBM, Dell, Nokia, Cisco, Siemens, Arrow, GE, Huawei and Motorola. He also worked closely with industry partners in China including Airborne (DHL), FedEx and numerous overseas agents and airlines.
Mr. Barrow received an M.B.A. from Rutgers University.
Xun Wei joins Vista Advisory with years of logistics operating experience in China. Mr. Wei’s expertise furthers Vista’s efforts to give foreign investors intimate access to the China market. His operational experience and relationships in China allow Vista to offer unique services including developing a China strategy, warehouse real estate consulting, local recruiting, local training and establishing an agent network.
Prior to joining Vista Advisory, Mr. Wei was the Director of Logistics for Li Ning (largest sportswear distributor in China). While at Li Ning, he developed a nationwide distribution network and international logistics strategy.
Mr. Wei is very active in the logistics industry. He is an instructor in Transportation Management at the prestigious Tsinghua University, Beijing University of Communications and Beijing University of Technology. His other industry roles include organizer and leader of the Logistics Salon (a gathering of logistics professionals in China for benchmarking and industry standards), Editor for Global Supply Chain Magazine, and director of the China Logistics Technology Association.
Mr. Wei has a Master of Arts degree in Logistics Management from Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Samira Jannati is the Vice President of Administration and oversees business development, sales and marketing, and finance for Vista Advisory. Ms. Jannati has extensive experience in channel marketing, customer acquisition and finance.
Prior to joining Vista, she held senior marketing positions at Verizon Wireless and Sage Software.
Ms. Jannati received her B.S. from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce and her M.B.A. from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.