Co-founder—Principal Partner

Jian Chen

Prior to co-founding West Lake Partners, Mr. Chen founded and served as president of the Whist Science and Technology Co., Ltd. This 16-year old company focused on the design and development of network systems that addressed security needs for the domestic Chinese market. Before this, Mr. Chen was a highly sought after talent consultant, serving the needs of the Tokyo-based Pasonatech Corporation. In this role he was able to successfully recruit many of China’s most talented scientist and engineers against the demanding requirements of this Japanese client. Mr. Chen has broad range of experience in software architecture, design, and testing. Early in his career he has held roles as a principal software architect and senior program manager for Lida Computer Corporation, a US-China joint venture located in Dalian, China.