Michael F. Bianco Chairman and CEO, American Capital Markets Group

Michael F. Bianco, Chairman and CEO of American Capital Markets Group, has been actively involved in corporate banking, investment banking and private equity in the United States and Asia during the past thirty-eight years. Mr. Bianco was previously Managing Director and National Partner, Corporate Financial Consulting for Arthur Andersen & Company. He has served as President & CEO of Loeb Rhoades Securities Corporation, a subsidiary of the investment banking firm, Loeb, Rhoades & Co. which was merged with Lehman Brothers.

He started his corporate finance career with Chase Manhattan Bank( now JP Morgan Chase Bank) in New York City and served as the Chase Bank Representative in Taiwan. He has nearly 35 years experience in doing business with China and has pioneered numerous Chinese cross border financial transactions involving both debt and equity instruments. His early contributions to Chinaí»s overseas financing were recognized in 1980 by Madame Song Ching Ling , Chairman of the National Peopleí»s Congress and the wife of Sun Yat Sen, the first President of China

He has managed or co-managed over $5 billion in public and private equity and debt financing for Asian and American corporations in the domestic and foreign capital markets. His clients have included both Fortune 1000 companies as well as medium size enterprises including Chevron, US Leasing, Borg Warner, Safeway, Dole, Bechtel, Del Monte, and many leading Asian companies including Canon, Orix, Seiko, JAFCO, Neusoft , PacificNet and Wenjin Group. He is a General Partner of Life Science Equity Fund and serves as an advisor to the first cleantech investment fund in China and is also a Venture Partner of Webplus Venture Fund. In addition Mr. Bianco has founded and led several financial services companies both in the USA and Asia including community banks, internet based banks, consumer finance, securities investments and equipment leasing companies. He is a Director of several public and private companies as well as
several non-profit corporations.

Mr. Bianco is also a Director of the Korean-American Chamber of Commerce and served as a Director of Junior Achievement and the Enterprise Network of Silicon Valley, the largest private technology incubator in Silicon Valley. In addition, he was elected to Whoí»s Who in International Finance and is a life member of the Stanford University Alumni Association and an honorary member of the Overseas Chinese Association.

He received a special award for outstanding contributions to USA - China relations from the United States and China Foundation at the Lincoln Center, New York City.

Mr. Bianco received a Masterí»s Degree from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, graduated from Stanford University Advanced Management College and received an undergraduate degree from Wilkes University where he served on the Presidentí»s Advisory Board.