I am the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Having had a profound desire to see and experience the world from an earlier age, I moved to Dallas, Texas in 1998 from South Korea. I completed an Accounting degree from the University of Texas at Dallas in 4 years, working full time with no summer breaks.
I was fortunate enough to join a global company soon after graduating: had an opportunity to work in 30+ countries and lived in various cities. Held various roles in these countries including auditor, advisor, and head of finance.
Through these experiences, I learned to respect different cultures and develop skills to connect with all levels of individuals. I have a great appreciation for teamwork, continuous improvements, and find great value in embracing each other's strengths and weaknesses.
I enjoy listening to Vivaldi and all topics of Podcasts. I love traveling, in recent years, off-the-beaten-path horse riding trips.
I’m from Daegu, Korea. Went to college there where I majored in Tourism in English. Moved to Dallas, Texas in 1998 and went to UT-D.
A three-week backpacking graduation trip to Taiwan and Thailand. A few weeks before the trip, I broke my hand during a ski trip that required surgery/cast... long story short, my travel buddy was stuck with all my laundry during our trip...
Morocco, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, Jordan, UAE, Israel, Turkey, India, China, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Philippines, Hong Kong, Russia, Poland, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Luxemburg, Spain, Greece, Italy, France, Switzerland, Hungary, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Venezuela, Colombia, Puerto Rico, England, Ireland, Argentina, Bermuda, Panama, Aruba, The Bahamas, Canada, Mauritius, La Reunion.
Lived in South Africa and Morocco for 5 years and Paris, Beijing, Toronto, Utrecht, Athens for between 3 to 6 months per city.
Coming back from the Copan Ruins in Honduras, we stopped at a restaurant in the middle of the jungle. We ordered 2 veggie burgers, the only choice available. When our meal was served, a baby monkey jumped down from a treetop in an attempt to steal our lunch. The restaurant owner chased after the monkey with a broomstick. As the monkey ran away back to the treetop, he grabbed a kitten from the ground. The monkey was staring down the restaurant owner as if he was trying to negotiate... after back and forth yelling, howling, and stirring broomsticks around, the monkey dropped the kitten and lived happily ever after...
I never get tired of eating Thai food.
I have found my dream company at last! I look forward to sharing my experiences, learning from each other, and growing above and beyond collectively.
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