Chad M. Carpenter has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our Board of Directors since July 2, 2012, and as the Chairman of our Board of Directors since August 29, 2012. Mr. Carpenter also served as our Chief Financial Officer from July 2, 2012 to December 26, 2013 and as our Secretary from July 2, 2012 to July 5, 2012. He has also served as the Chief Executive Officer of our subsidiaries, Reven Housing Georgia, LLC and Reven Housing Texas, LLC, since October 2012 and October 2013, respectively, and as Chief Executive Officer of our subsidiaries, Reven Housing Florida, LLC and Reven Housing Tennessee, LLC, since July 2014. Mr. Carpenter is the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Reven Capital, LLC, a private real estate investment firm focused on opportunistic investing, positions he has held since he founded Reven Capital in January 2009. Mr. Carpenter oversees all aspects of Reven Capital's operations and chairs all investment committees and boards for each of its funds. Prior to founding Reven Capital, Mr. Carpenter served in various executive officer capacities, including Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, and a member of the investment committee of Equastone, LLC since he co-founded the company in 1994. Equastone was primarily engaged in the investment of office properties in the western and southern regions of the United States. Mr. Carpenter has been involved in over $2 billion in real estate transactions, with over 26 years of experience in real estate, investing, fund management, operations and brokerage across multiple property types. In addition, Mr. Carpenter has experience with international investments and the acquisition of distressed debt and related foreclosure. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of real estate investing and real estate capital markets. In 2005, Mr. Carpenter was selected as one of Real Estate Southern California's "40 Under 40." In 2007, he was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in San Diego and was also chosen as one of the "20 Rising Stars of Real Estate" globally by Institutional Investor News. Mr. Carpenter also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Western Residential Opportunity Fund, LLC, and he was a member of the Board of Directors of Dahc Investments, Inc. from January 2009 to December 2012. Mr. Carpenter holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Southern California.
Xiaofan Bai was appointed to our Board of Directors on September 27, 2013. He is currently the Director of Allied Fortune (HK) Management Ltd, which is a fund and asset management company focusing primarily in the real estate sector. In this role, Mr. Bai oversees all aspects of Allied Fortune's operations and manages its investment funds and real assets. Prior to founding Allied Fortune in 2012, Mr. Bai was the Senior Investment Manager in China Pacific Insurance Co., the third largest insurance company in China, from June 2011 to May 2012. Mr. Bai previously worked for the real estate investment banking team at Macquarie Bank, where he participated in deals in Australia, Hong Kong, China, Japan and the USA and was primarily responsible for due diligence, corporate valuation, negotiation and other investment banking activities. From March 2009 to April 2011, Mr. Bai worked in the Proprietary Trading Department of ShenYinWanGuo Securities Co., which was the first securities company in China to have a shareholding structure. Mr. Bai holds a Bachelor's Degree in Finance and a Master's Degree in Accounting, both from the University of Sydney.
Jon K. Haahr has served as a member of our Board of Directors since July 5, 2012. Mr. Haahr is senior managing principal of Silver Portal Capital, LLC, an investment and merchant bank focusing exclusively on the real estate sector. In this role, Mr. Haahr provides strategic and financial advice and capital formation services to real estate clients with interests in a wide range of commercial, healthcare and hospitality properties. Prior to founding Silver Portal in 2001, Mr. Haahr was co-head and managing director of real estate investment banking for Wachovia Securities from 1999 to 2000. Mr. Haahr founded and managed the Real Estate and Lodging Group at EVEREN Securities, Inc., the successor firm to Kemper Securities, from 1991 to 2000. Mr. Haahr also served on the board of directors of Clarion Partners Property Trust Inc. from June 2010 to July 2013 and as non-executive chairman of the board of directors of Genea Energy Partners, Inc. from April 2011 to August 2011. Other past board directorships include Great Lakes REIT, Inc. (NYSE: GL) and Arlington Hospitality, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOST). He also previously served as a Trustee of the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate School at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Mr. Haahr maintains a number of industry affiliations, including the Urban Land Institute, an industry association representing community builders and Pension Real Estate Association, an industry association for institutional real estate investors. Mr. Haahr is a certified public accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Iowa State University in Ames and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Iowa in Iowa City.
Richard P. Imperiale was appointed to our Board of Directors on June 13, 2017. Since 1984, Mr. Imperiale has served as President of the Uniplan Companies, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin based investment advisory holding company that, together with its affiliates, manages and advises over $2.5 billion in client accounts. Uniplan Companies was founded by Mr. Imperiale in 1984 and specializes in managing equity-income, REIT and micro cap specialty portfolios for clients. Mr. Imperiale started his career at the First Wisconsin National Bank (now U.S. Bank), where he served as a credit analyst from September 1979 to April 1982. In May 1982, Mr. Imperiale joined B.C. Ziegler & Company, a Midwest regional brokerage firm where he served as an Associate Portfolio Manager and was instrumental in the development of portfolio strategies for one of the first hedged municipal bond mutual funds in the country. Mr. Imperiale currently sits on the board of Retail Properties of America (RPAI: NYSE), a REIT that owns and operates a portfolio of high quality, strategically located shopping centers in the United States, and I-Select Fund, a St. Louis, Missouri based venture fund. Previously, Mr. Imperiale sat on the board of directors and was a member of the audit committee of Ellington Housing Inc., a single family rental REIT, which subsequently sold its single family homes to American Homes 4 Rent. Mr. Imperiale has authored several books on investing, including “Real Estate Investment Trusts: New Strategies for Portfolio Management”, published by John Wiley & Sons, 2002. In 2013 Mr. Imperiale was recognized by the National Association of Corporate Directors as a Board Leadership Fellow. Mr. Imperiale attended Marquette University Business School where he received a B.S. in Finance. We believe that Mr. Imperiale’s investment advisory and portfolio management experience qualify him to be a member of our Board of Directors.
Mr. Luo was appointed to our Board of Directors on January 20, 2017. Mr. Luo has served as general manager of Shanghai Huazhou Real Estate Development, a Shanghai-based real estate development company, since May 2010. He also worked for Tishman Speyer in 2008-2010 and for Grosvenor Limited in 2006-2008.
Mr. Luo holds degrees in Economics from the University of York, UK, and Finance and Real Estate Economics from London School of Economics and Political Science.
Xiaohang Bai was appointed to our Board of Directors on September 27, 2013. Mr. Bai has served as the Chief Investment Officer of Allied Fortune (HK) Management Ltd since August 2013. In this role, Mr. Bai leads the research team on global equities and provides professional skills in asset management. Mr. Bai specializes in real estate stock investment and investment fund management. Mr. Bai is a FRM Part II candidate. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics and a Master of Science degree in Finance from Clark University.
Christopher Gann was appointed to our Board of Directors on November 3, 2014. Mr. Gann has served as a consultant to Nobel Environmental Technologies, a manufacturer of products using recycled paper stock, since November of 2011. Mr. Gann served from April 2012 to May 2015 as Chief Executive Officer of Bullish Energy, LLC, a privately-held natural gas exploration and development company. From February 2008 to March 2009, Mr. Gann served as Chief Executive Officer of Genomatica, a chemical biotechnology company. From May 1981 to January 2008, Mr. Gann was employed by The Dow Chemical Co. at which he held various executive level positions. Mr. Gann has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, where he graduated first in his class, and holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the Universidad de las Americas.
Richard Xinghua Wang was appointed to our Board of Directors on November 3, 2014. He is currently the China regional financial controller of Otis, the world's leading manufacturer of elevators, escalators and moving walkways in the group of United Technologies. Prior to joining Otis in 2016, Mr. Wang has been employed by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu CPA LLP, as Senior Audit Manager since 2014, pursuant to which he has managed audits of international companies, including corporations listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market and New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Wang is a certified public accountant licensed by the State of Alaska and a member of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Wang received a Bachelor's Degree in Science from Shanghai Jiatong University in China.
William Yifeng Huang was appointed to our Board of Directors on November 3, 2014. Mr. Huang has served a Director of Peninsula Shanghai Limited, which is engaged in the business of hotel management, since July 2012. Mr. Huang has also served as General Manager of Business Development of Greenland HK, which is engaged in the business of property development, since September 2012. From August 2010 to August 2012, Mr. Huang was employed by Morgan Stanley as an investment banker, and from 2009 to July 2010 Mr. Huang served as a financial analyst for JP Morgan.
Siyu Lan was appointed to our Board of Directors on September 27, 2013. Ms. Lan has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Allied Fortune (HK) Management Ltd since August 2013. In this role, Ms. Lan oversees all company accounting practices and directs financial strategy, planning and forecasts. Prior to joining Allied Fortune, Ms. Lan worked for China Development Bank as a senior loan officer from March 2009 to June 2012. She has extensive experience in corporate lending, risk management, asset valuation and management accounting. Ms. Lan holds a Master of Accounting from the University of Sydney and an Investment & Finance degree from Macquarie University Australia.