Ms. Zhao joined 57 Stars in 2017. She is responsible for managing the accounting and tax aspects of the firm as well as for monitoring and reporting on all 57 Stars managed funds.
Prior to joining 57 Stars, Ms. Zhao spent over ten years working in a publicly traded private equity firm and a financial service company. She was an Associate Vice President and Accounting Manager with American Capital, Ltd. (acquired by Ares Capital Corp. in 2017), where she managed the accounting for and reporting on three private equity funds with assets under management of USD 2.7 billion, and was responsible for determining accounting treatment of complex portfolio company transactions. Prior to her time at American Capital, she was an Accounting Manager at E-Trade Financial Corp., where she oversaw the accounting for and reporting on an investment portfolio of USD 23 billion, and managed special projects, including a sub-ledger system upgrade and other process improvements.
Ms. Zhao holds an M.S. degree in Accountancy from The George Washington University and is a Certified Public Accountant.