Tianyi Group is composed of a core group of dedicated, experienced, and innovative professionals, united by a common commitment to ethics, honesty, integrity, and performance. Our entrepreneurial culture fosters open communication amongst members of our team, bringing together knowledge and insights across industries and business lines.
Jiang Guibei, founder of Tianyi Group, manufactures automotive components and commercial equipment with over 6 subsidiaries.
As Chairman of Tianyi Group, he persuaded growth and diversification to reflect the intent to diversify into numerous fields beyond automotive components and commercial equipment. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the Group’s areas of operation span in Asia, North & South America, Europe, Africa and other countries and regions. Its business covers international and domestic trade, industrial real entities, real estate development, mining, property management and the investment group. Driven by its global strategy, Jiang Guobei helped create and manage a diverse selection of direct and indirect investments in South East Asia.
Through his commitment in maintaining its strong corporate governance, policies, practices and framework for establishing the highest level of business integrity and accountability; he was able to successfully build his company to a prosperous multi-billion dollar conglomerate expanding all corners of the world.
Jiang Guobei’s vision is to bridge the east and the west by expanding shifts in capital flows and acting as a catalyst for the development of global capital markets. His corporate culture and philosophy helped shaped his relationships; is aligned with the Tianyi Group model he built on:
*Innovation – Implement creative ideas successfully
*Loyalty – Devoted to our team and vision
*Integrity – Adhering to the highest ethical standards
Since 1996, Jiang Guobei kept his promised: “With success, no matter where his wings are spread out, he will always make sure to give back to communities.” With Zhukun Student Fund, he co-sponsored together with the offices of the central door in May 2006, the charitable cause has helped outstanding students in poverty-stricken families in the community. Working Committee and the Gulou District People’s Government of the offices of the central gate named the “Top Ten” project for community service.
Wenchuan County, Sichuan earthquake, resulted in tens of thousands of people killed and injured hundreds of people rendered homeless. The firm will always continue to find ways to expand its community program and encourage its employees to donate their time and resources to their communities and favorite charities. Tianyi Group and its employees helped – donated money and goods for the people in the disaster areas.
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Steve M. Schneider- CEO, Tianyi Investment Group
Mr. Schneider entered the automotive industry intent upon contributing through fuel efficient vehicles. He is recognized and respected internationally for his contributions and personal dedication to the research, engineering, integration and development of electric drive systems for the newly emerging electric vehicle and alternative fuel transportation industry. In 2010, he was named the newest member to the Bay Area Council, business leaders committed to promoting the health and well-being of the Bay Area with a focus on building the economic relationships with China. He has a unique background in cross border business and is currently the President of Tianyi Group of China (investment division) to invest substantially in the bay area and USA.
Schneider joined ZAP as Chief Executive Officer and Director in 2002 helping raise nearly $1 billion from several of his successful businesses at the same time successfully listing ZAP on the NYSE.
He is the founder of Voltage Vehicles which today represent the core of ZAP’s business operations. Schneider’s education and early career in the automotive industry include positions with specialty and fuel efficient automobiles offered by Honda, VW, Renault, Ford, Smart and DeLorean. He has unique expertise in automotive marketing, sales, distribution, logistics, distribution, finance, engineering integration, homologation and operations.
In January 2011, Mr. Schneider completed a 51% acquisition of Jonway Automobile. This purchase was first time in history that any foreign company has taken a controlling interest in a Chinese Automobile Manufacturing Plant. In January 2012 Mr. Schneider completed the acquisition of 100% of Aptera Electric Car with Jonway Group, allowing its very advanced technology throughout all of the manufacturing operations.
Schneider holds several patents with several more pending. He has represented the automotive industry on TV and radio programs and at media events and lectures frequently in trade and business association and university venues on management and advanced automotive technologies. He has served on the board of directors for a number of energy and manufacturing companies and recently forged close relationships with business opportunities in Asia. Currently, he is Chairman of Auto Distributors Inc. an international new energy vehicle distribution company as well as Vice Chairman of Samyang Optics. Co., LTD of South Korea. Schneider was appointed a Senior Advisor for Economic Development to Hangzhou, one of China’s “Innovation Zones.” He is an officer of Better World International, developing EV infrastructure partnerships in China. Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Erica Yang, Managing Director, Tianyi USA
Ms. Yang leads efforts concerning U.S.-China cross-border transactions and has initiated and facilitated the closing of numerous cross-border transactions among ultra-high net worth Chinese and U.S. counterparties. These transactions in the media, technology and real estate sectors include joint ventures, M&A, early and late stage investments, licensing, distribution and real estate development for public, private and government-related firms. In addition to working with Tianyi Group, Ms. Yang originates cross-border transactions involving Chinese companies and investors for Credit Suisse Investment Banking’s Emerging Markets Group.
Ms. Yang holds two masters degrees in engineering, one from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the other from the China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research. She also holds a quantitative finance degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
After receiving her Masters degrees, Ms. Yang joined Credit Suisse Investment Banking as a senior analyst. She left Credit Suisse to join UBS as an associate director, responsible for controlling market risk for the flow credit trading desk. She then joined Deutsche Bank’s Investment Banking division. She left Deutsche Bank when she was elected a partner of Beryl Consulting Group, a hedge fund consulting group based near New York City. Ms. Yang developed in excess of $100,000,000 in business for Beryl and its clients. Contact Email: email@example.com
Mark Abdou. Mark is Head of Mergers and Acquisitions for Tianyi Investment Group, the U.S. investment arm of Tianyi Group, a multi-billion dollar diversified holding company with operations covering a broad spectrum of activities including financial services, manufacturing, energy, real estate development, telecommunications, trading and services.
Mark is the founding and Managing Partner of Libertas Law Group. Libertas is a boutique law firm comprised of seasoned deal-makers specializing in corporate, corporate securities and finance and entertainment & emerging technology. The firm excels at offering clients an in-depth legal expertise with hands-on comprehensive and effective legal and business strategies and solutions. The firm was founded to provide clients with unprecedented level of legal and counsel suitable for rapid growth companies.
Mark has been practicing law for more than 12 years and brings an entrepreneurial and legal focus to clients by providing counsel on a broad range of business issues ranging from financings, restructuring to investor relations and business development. Mark has spent his career helping companies through the process of building their organizations by providing access to an impressive list of contacts, helping management with operational, financial and legal issues, and bringing creative and tailored legal solutions to meet short and long term business objectives.
Mark assists both private and public companies in various industries, such as green technology, health & wellness, real estate, media and technology and entertainment. His expertise includes, initial public offerings, alternative public offerings, reverse mergers, mergers & acquisitions, venture capital & private equity financings, registered offerings, SEC compliance, corporate compliance & governance and general corporate matters.
Mark also serves as a director of NMS Capital Securities, a registered broker-dealer and diversified financial services firm providing investment advisory, investment management and investment banking services.
Mark serves on the Board of Directors of ZAP Jonway, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of gasoline and electric vehicles.
Prior to starting Libertas, Mark served as General Counsel and Sr. Vice President of GTX Corp, a technology company that develops products that use location-transmitting technology platforms for integration into a wide variety of consumer products.
Prior to that, Mark was a partner at Richardson & Patel, LLP, and also practiced at Greenberg Traurig, LLP.
Mark received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Southern California in 1996. He received his Juris Doctorate from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley in 1999. Mr. Abdou also received a Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology at the University of Santa Monica in 2010.
Mark was co-chair of the financing committee for the Voices of Uganda project Voices in Harmony. Voices of Uganda is a documentary telling the story of a cross-cultural collaboration between Ugandan teenagers and Los Angeles based creative professionals. Mark is also a founding director of Project Play. Project PLAY! was founded to enrich the lives of today’s youth by supplying schools and other organizations with the resources necessary to promote the creative and physical growth of tomorrow’s leaders.
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Mark S. Eckhaus – Director of Automotive Services & Acquisitions (Tianyi USA)
Mark is Chief Executive Manager of Eckhaus Fleet, LLC. He has over 35 years of experience in the automotive industry and began his career with Caldwell Industries as Director of Automotive Services tasked with the importation, federalization, certification, distribution and participation in major automobile shows worldwide for several small volume European automobile manufacturers. He last served Caldwell as the Director of Capital Management in charge of arranging start up capital for several successful Caldwell ventures.
He then founded Hamilton Management Co., responsible for starting and day to day operations management for a wide variety of business ventures. These included: Apple Ford, Columbia, MD – Motorcars Inc., Arlington, VA & Leesburg, VA – Eckhaus Porsche, Leesburg, VA – Morris Miller Liquors, Washington, DC – Eckhaus Motor Company, Hamilton, VA – O’tooles Roadhouse Restaurant, Chantilly, VA – City National Bank, Washington, DC and Project Management Services, Leesburg and Hamilton, VA.
Mr. Eckhaus successfully sold his interest in most of the businesses controlled by Hamilton Management and moved to California. After advising several California start ups he was hired by Alamo Rent A Car as a fleet consultant, tasked to help a company on the verge of bankruptcy restructure so it would be marketable. His oversight included daily management responsibility for fleet operations, installing and overseeing new purchasing and remarketing of a rental fleet in excess of 300,000 vehicles yearly and direct supervision of 124 upper and middle management executives. In 1996 Alamo was successfully sold to Auto Nation. He negotiated a buyout of his consulting contract and returned to California.
Building on experience gained at Alamo, he founded Calspecc Management Co., Fleet Solutions, Fleet Solutions USA and Canadian Fleet Solutions. These companies later merged to become Eckhaus Fleet, LLC and is now one of the largest independent Fleet Supply Companies in the United States (Ref: Bobit Publishing) supplying vehicles to Rental and Corporate accounts nationwide. Eckhaus Fleet holds contracts with several major automobile manufacturers and provides consulting services, project management services, claims management, subrogation services and software programs through their association with other industry leaders.
Mr. Eckhaus embodies all of the best of the entrepreneurial spirit and is the creative force behind Eckhaus Fleet.
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Andrew Schneider is a leading authority regarding hedge funds and related services. Most recently, he developed the group Global Hedge Fund Advisors. Mr. Schneider is the CEO and president of this group, which is an international firm that is quickly making its mark in the hedge fund industry. Prior to Global Hedge Fund Advisors, Andrew Schneider was a founding member of HedgeCo Networks, a hedge fund research and services firm. This firm provided consulting services to both new and existing hedge funds. Further, within this position Mr. Schneider was charged with the responsibility of overseeing more than 7,000 hedge funds, which included a community of more than 40,000 members.
Previous professional appointments include both Morgan Stanley as well as Prudential Securities. At Morgan Stanley, Andrew was a vice president who managed more than $100 million of high net worth individual assets as well as helped manage assets for institutions as well as high net worth clients. Further, he participated in numerous private placements, PIPE transactions and public offerings with a total value of $250 million. While at Prudential, Andrew Schneider was the number one producer and broker and, in fact, managed over $50 million in his first year with them.
Mr. Schneider has been quoted in several financial publications concerning the hedge fund community and has also appeared on financial networks such as CNBC. His expertise has proved to be critical in the accurate reporting of not just hedge fund issues, but other related financial topics as well. Some of these publications include the New York Post, Barrons, Markets Media and The Street.
Mr. Schneider attended The State University at Albany. He is also an active member of the American Heart Association, committed to the cause of research and development of alternative remedies for cardiac disorders.
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