Founder, co-Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board
Dr. Zhengyu (Zane) Wang founded our company and holds the positions of Chairman and co-Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Wang also advised the PBOC on the creation of the National Credit Bureau from 2003 to 2005. Before founding our company, Dr. Wang was the Head of Analytics at Sears Credit from 1995 to 2000, where he oversaw the creation of a credit data warehouse, developed credit scoring models using credit bureau data, and implemented analytically driven consumer credit borrower acquisitions and portfolio management strategies. Dr. Wang received his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Illinois, and his master of science degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
co-Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman of the Board
Russell Krauss has served as co-Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman since September 2018. Prior to taking on the current co-CEO position, Mr. Krauss has served on the XRF Board since 2016 as an independent non-executive director. Mr. Krauss was Senior Vice President and Managing Director at Hewlett-Packard ("HP", then "Hewlett Packard Enterprise"), where he oversaw business operations for one of HP's largest businesses and drove significant value for both clients and shareholders through major transformation initiatives. He also served as Senior Vice President, overseeing Accounts and Business Operations for DXC Technology, where he led the enterprise-wide client operations, and oversaw top accounts for the $20 billion business. Previously, Mr. Krauss was the Chief Information Officer and Vice President for the New York Power Authority, the largest non-federal utility in the U.S., where he was a leader of one of the nation's "Top 10 Critical Infrastructure" entities and led the $1.4 billion divestiture of the Nuclear Generation business—the largest transaction of its kind in U.S. history. Mr. Krauss also served as a CIO both at Westinghouse Electric Corporation and United Technologies Corporation divisions. He received his MBA from University of New Haven and his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York (SUNY).
Chief Financial Officer
Lan Xie joined China Rapid Finance on October 1st,2018 as Vice President of Finance, and was appointed as the CFO of the Company, effective December 10th, 2018. Prior to joining China Rapid Finance, she served as China Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance for SciClone (NASDAQ: SCLN). Before SciClone, she served as Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations at Shangpharma Corporation, Senior Manager of Transaction Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian LLP in Shanghai, and Manager of Mergers and Acquisitions at Deloitte & Touche in New York. Ms. Xie’s financial management experience is complemented by strong academic and professional credentials, including a MBA degree and CPA certification in US GAAP. She is a Massachusetts Certified Public Accountant and received her MBA from INSEAD in France.