Liping Fan, Chief Financial Officer

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LIPING FAN is the Administrative Partner and CFO of Steamboat Ventures, responsible for Steamboat’s finance functions, back office operations, as well as certain U.S. investments. Liping joined Steamboat Ventures in 2006, bringing with her over a decade of experience in finance, accounting, and portfolio management. During her career, she has undertaken a wide variety of accounting and financial roles and has acquired a diverse skill set.

Prior to Steamboat, Liping was CFO at RWI Ventures, where she was responsible for all financial activities as well as back office operations. Immediately prior to RWI, Liping was the Controller at ePhysician, a venture-backed startup in Silicon Valley. At ePhysician, Liping built up the finance/accounting department and took part in a broad range of finance, accounting, human resources, and operations decisions. Previously, Liping worked as a Senior Financial Analyst at Merck & Company and as a Manager in the Controller’s Group at J. Aron (the currency and commodities arm of Goldman Sachs).

Liping began her career as a Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Financial Advisory Services Group and received her CPA license from the State of New York while at PWC.

Liping currently serves on the boards of RazorGator and Vobile. Her prior boards include Baynote Inc., Kapow Software (acquired by Kofax), Zettics, and Photobucket Corporation.

Additionally, Liping is an active member of the National Venture Capital Association's CFO Task Force and formerly served on the Board of the FEA LA Chapter. She is also a Founding Board Member of VCBC and CVCFO, both educational and networking organizations for financial professionals in the private equity industry. She received an MBA in Finance and an MS in Accounting from Binghamton University. Liping grew up in China and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Executive Assistant: Greg Schneider