Meet the Crew

Stars out of this world

Sean Freund

Co-founder and CEOO

Sean is an entrepreneur with years of experience managing business operations in and out of China, and directly with the Chinese government. He has extensive project management experience, including working with over 30 Country Directors and 500 teachers to build and deploy training systems for a Harvard University Center for International Development program. He holds holds a BS in Operations and Technology Management, Finance from Boston University and MA in Business Administration from Central South University.

Vincent Pueraro

Co-founder and CEOO

Vincent is an entrepreneur that has been building and operating businesses in China since 2010. He has extensive experience with China-focused customer acquisition strategies, product distribution tactics and on-the-ground operations. Vincent draws on experience from a variety of China industries, including F&B, consumer Internet, education, and B2B, working with such brands as Duvel and Zoomlion.Vincentholds a BS cum laude in Business Administration from from Villanova University.

Ye Tao

Limited Partner - Government and Key Relationships

Tao was previously co-founder and CEO of lifestyle magazine, Newko Media and the HRA (Hunan Returnees Association) which has grown to +3,000 members (Chinese students that studied in university abroad) and directed large-scale infrastructure development projects throughout Central China.Tao holds a BA in Industrial & Commercial management from Newcastle university and an MA Political from Warwick university.

Ivan Xianmu Wang

Chief Project Manager

Ivan leads the marketing team to build authentic localized brand identities in China and conduct comprehensive advertising programs that deliver targeted brand outcomes.Experienced in building and managing the presence of major western brands in China, Ivan is multilingual, fluent in Chinese, English, and Javascript. He has developed a rolodex of relationships with key personnel at platforms like Toutiao, WeChat, Weibo and Baidu that he leverages on behalf of our international brand partners.A consummate learner, in his free time he is learning to swim and play guitar.Ivan holds a BA in Computer Science and Technology from Changsha University and an MA in English Interpretation from Hunan Normal University.

Mengqi Qu

Limited Partner

Mengqi connects Quickeast to a wide and diverse network of partners throughout China in his role as a Limited Partner.Mengqi holds a BS in Automation control from Sheffield University and an MA in Economics and Finance from Loughborough University.

Juan Zhang

Advertising Manager

Juan is a veteran China digital advertiser, experienced in designing, delivering & analyzing campaigns, as well as liaising with the key people at the most influential digital platforms.Previously Media Director at Covinda Tech and Shanghai Qinyan. She is experienced in managing teams of copywriters, video editors, and ad specialists through campaign planning and implementation. She brings years of experience cooperating with key media channels and national PR companies. Today she is responsible for the smooth design and delivery of advertising campaigns at Quickeast. Juan holds a BA in Marketing from East China Normal University.

Ning Zhang

Finance Manager

With over a decade of experience in various financial management projects including Accounting Manager at Hunan Xiuhe real estate industrial co., LTD for 7 years. today she ensures smooth financial management in and out of China and with all our platform partners. Ning holds a BA in Accounting from Hunan University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Chris Zhang Weiwei

Limited Partner - Government and Key Relationships

Tao was previously co-founder and CEO of lifestyle magazine, Newko Media and the HRA (Hunan Returnees Association) which has grown to +3,000 members (Chinese students that studied in university abroad) and directed large-scale infrastructure development projects throughout Central China.
Tao holds a BA in Industrial & Commercial management from Newcastle university and an MA Political from Warwick university.

James Zhao

Marketing & Media Manager

James works with companies to develop marketing and media plans to strategically fit their local goals. Fluent in Chinese, Cantonese and English, he brings together an international blend of market entry, strategic systems thinking and business development experience. After graduating from university in the USA he joined Kansas City Children's Mercy Hospital where he worked on hospital-wide information systems integration, database optimization and resource consolidation advisement. Before returning to China to join the Quickeast team, James held a key Business Development role at Flash Ming Chicago Global where he led company expansion into new Midwest US markets, handling everything from market research to new store rollout. James holds an MS in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Missouri St. Louis and a BS in Health Information Systems and MRI from St. Louis University.

Jing Li

HR Manager

Jinger is responsible for making Quickeast an inclusive and happy place to work. Before joining the Quickeast family Jinger accumulated 10 years of experience recruiting and curating talent, two of those years at PSA. Now she recruits the brightest minds in the new media industry to join our family.Jinger holds a BA in English from the Hunan Institute of Humanities, Science & Technology.

Eagle Ping Jiang

Director of Technology

Eagle leads the technology team to build and develop software solutions to facilitate high impact digital marketing. Eagle is experienced in rapid prototype design, system architecture, big data and implementation of highly scalable applications. Prior to joining the Quickeast team, Eagle worked at Microsoft where he gained experience managing cross-functional teams to develop dynamic software products. Eagle has developed B2B, O2O and enterprise software, and specifically created digital marketing software to leverage SEM, SEO and UGC platforms.
Eagle holds a degree in Information Technology (Computer Science) from the Hunan Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies.

Terrence Mutizwa

Full-stack Developer

A technology enthusiast who enjoys solving real world problems that impact a lot of people, through the use of various Internet-based tools and technologies. He has more than 8 years experience developing web-based solutions, including the largest and most popular online classifieds platform in Zimbabwe, classifieds.co.zw; live streaming Android app for radio station, StarFM; and a variety of other media, eCommerce, education, and web hosting solutions.

Liang Feng

Content Marketing Associate

Liang is a fanatical new media content creator. At Quickeast he ideates, designs, plans writes and publishes content across the Chinese digital landscape. Liang previously sculpted his talents at Central Holdings Group where he was responsible for new media promotion including omnichannel content creation and PR outreach.Liang holds a BA in Marketing from Hunan College of Science and Technology.

Lexy Chen Yutong

Content Marketing Associate

Lexy fuses her love of new social media platforms like Douyin with an interest in psychology (holding a National Level 3 Psychological Consultant Certificate) to develop content that resonates with target audiences. Before joining Quickeast Lexy was a Content Editor at Beauty Zone of Newrank APP (Chinese fashion and lifestyle influencer platform).
Lexy holds a BA in Agriculture, Environment and Economic Management from Hunan Agricultural University.

Pengying Li /Eve

Translator

Qualifications: Eve holds a master's degree in English of Hunan University. Credibility: Eve is theBilingual Communications Manager at Quickeast where she ensuring in smoothbilingual communication internally and externally between the team, clients andaudience.  Responsibilities: Eve isresponsible for managing the clear communication by and between all Quickeaststakeholders. She takes charge of translating content to mitigatemisunderstandings and thoughtfully communicate cross-cultural concepts. Shedoes so with social media content localization and copywriting, partnercommunication and internal team interpretation. Relevant experience &expertise: She graduated from Xi 'an university of technology. She lovesEnglish and English culture, so she was admitted to the master's degree inEnglish translation of Hunan university for pursuing further improvement. Shehas worked as a college English teacher and she is also  as an intern in the United States. Tasks: While the majority of theQuickeasts team is bilingual, Eve is responsible for filling in all the blanksin cross-cultural communication. She isresponsible for translating conversations that happen in direct messages withstudents, on and in social media posts, on documentation produced by the restof the team, materials produced for clients, subtitling of videos, research,and anywhere bilingual conversations need to be had. 

Simon Bin Li

Content Manager

Simon ideates, plans, writes, edits and publishes highly resonant content for WeChat and other top Chinese digital platforms. Simon brings a rich work history to the Quickeast team, he previously was the English Editor for China Daily’s Hunan Office where he was responsible for planning, reviewing and distributing English language content for China Daily websites. Prior to China Daily, Simon was the New Media Editor for China International TV where he was responsible for Weibo, WeChat and other new media channels.
Simon holds a degree from Hengyang Normal University in Editing and Publishing.

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