Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Board of Directors
Mr. Chen serves as our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of our Board of Directors. Mr. Chen founded our Chinese subsidiary in 2003 and has more than 14 years of experience in the pet products industry. Mr. Chen created the brand Dogness in 2008. Since 2017, Mr. Chen has served as the executive director of the Guangdong Province Economic Research Institute. We have chosen Mr. Chen to serve as a director because of his expertise and experience in the pet supply industry.
Chief Financial Officer and Member of Board of Directors
Dr. Chen serves as our Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining our company, Dr. Chen served as the CFO in an American company since 2014, where she directed and managed the company’s financial reporting and accounting functions. With a Ph.D. in Accounting and an MBA from the University of Minnesota, and a BE degree from University of International Business and Economics of China, Dr. Chen has also been active in the academic area. From 2007 to 2014, she has been a faculty member at University of Miami and Florida International University. In addition, she has been teaching Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation courses in the Healthcare MBA program at Southern Medical University in China since 2011.
We have chosen Dr. Chen as our Chief Financial Officer because of her knowledge and experience with U.S. GAAP and SEC reporting and compliance requirements. She has conducted analyses and research of large amount of formal filings of SEC registrants, with focuses on financial disclosure, capital market anomaly, business valuation, internal control and auditing, corporate tax avoidance, and earnings-returns relation. She presented research results and implications for policy makers at large conferences such as American Accounting Association annual conference and Southern Finance Association annual conference. Dr. Chen also published research results in both accounting and finance journals such as Financial Management, Journal of American Tax Association, and Journal of Information System.