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Director and Legal Advisor
Armando has been a Partner with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP since 2014. His industry background includes financial technologies and payment systems, cyber security, software and wireless technologies and has worked with high profile clients include Facebook, Chevron, and Deutsche Bank. Armando is a Stanford Graduate, with a JD from Loyola Marymount. He is also a certified public accountant (CPA).
CFO & VP Operations
SK joined Power Hero in August 2017 after 8 years (2009 – 2017) as Chief Investment Officer of China Assets Investment Management, Ltd., a Hong Kong public listed investment company. He has deep experience in many industries including the founding of his own manufacturing company Xolox in Malaysia, which grew to 1200 employees in producing a revolutionary actuator for the computer industry. His investment skills were honed over 10 years at Advent International, a Boston based international venture capital investment company which he left as a Senior Associate in 1994. With his diverse background, financial acumen and operating experience SK manages operations in addition to his primary role as full-time CFO of Power Hero. SK is a Harvard MBA with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Malaya.
CMO, Vice-Chairman, and Co-founder
Rob joined Power Hero in August 2017 as a Director and was appointed as Vice-Chairman and CMO in February 2018. He is an IoT innovator in the medical device sector where he served as CEO for O2 Concepts (2014 -2017) a manufacturer of networked portable home oxygen devices. Partnering with Verizon, they were the first to offer remote monitoring and device tracking – generating 5X growth while deploying over 20,000 units. He has experience building and managing rapid growth businesses in highly regulated environments. He is particularly adept at leveraging partnerships with developers and manufacturers to rapidly bring products to market, and strategically positioning technology for unique competitive advantages. Rob holds a BS in Economics from the US Naval Academy and an MBA from UC Irvine.
CEO, Chariman, and Co-founder
Esmond is a serial entrepreneur with many successful startups and turnarounds spanning 30+ years. He started Power Hero, on a full-time basis, in January 2017 after selling AspectSolar, a modular solar powered battery systems company, which he founded in 2009 and was CEO until it was sold in 2016. He has participated in several other emerging companies with successful gains upon their IPO or sale such as a voice messaging company (IPO 1991), a wireless hospital bedside information systems company (IPO 1992), an organic baby foods company that was sold to Heinz, an electronics toy company (IPO 1995), and AspectSolar. He has delivered outstanding gains on investment to his investors with many IPOs and sales of his invested companies some of which garnered valuations over a billion dollars. Esmond is an electrical engineer with an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.