Denis recently joined Asia-IO Advisors in Hong Kong.
Previously, Denis was a Senior Vice President with Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company (LMIMCO), focusing on investing in venture capital/private equity funds as well as in real estate private equity funds in the region. He joined LMIMCO from CDIB Capital, where as Senior Vice President he was responsible for fund investment and co-investments in the Taiwanese bank's international division.
Prior to CDIB, Denis was Associate Director, Venture Investment Team for HSBC Private Equity (Asia). Before his fellowship, he was a consultant to Warburg Pincus, where he assisted in the carve-out of Datang Microelectronics Technology, the largest IC design house in China, and helped develop the business plan for Shanghai-based RFIC company RDA Microelectronics.
Denis co-founded photonics packaging start-up Acasia Technologies under the incubation of the Applied Science & Technology Research Institute in Hong Kong, where he was the first Member of Professional Staff. Acasia was eventually sold to TDK in 2004. Denis originally developed the Acasia project at Whitney & Co. where he joined as an Associate at its Hong Kong office in 2000.
Before Whitney, Denis started his first job as a venture capital analyst with Piper Jaffray Ventures (now SightLine Partners) in Minneapolis and Menlo Park.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Denis completed his MBA at INSEAD in France and Singapore and graduated, with Honors, from Northwestern University.
Denis is a member of Fellows Class 10 and served his fellowship under mentor Marcus Thompson at HSBC Private Equity (Asia) in Hong Kong.