Mr. Joel A. Gallo
Mr. GALLO was appointed as our independent director in June 2020, and his appointment was effective in March 2021. Mr. GALLO is the chief financial officer of CoinTiger since July 2022. From March 2021 to May 2022, Mr. GALLO was the chief financial officer of ETAO International Group. Prior to that role, he was the chief executive officer of Columbia China League Business Advisory Co. from November 2019 to February 2021, providing advisory professional services, including advising Chinese companies on initial public offering issues in the U.S. From April 2013 to December 2018, Mr. GALLO served as co-founder and principal of GLS Group LLC, responsible for providing management consulting services to financial sector firms. Previously, between February 1994 and March 2013, Mr. GALLO was a senior executive at Scudder Kemper Investments (Deutsche Bank Asset Management), TLX Trading Networks, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, EMC. In those roles, Mr. GALLO advised about 100 global financial institutions on strategy, transformation, risk and relationship manager projects. Mr. GALLO obtained his bachelor degree in management from Binghamton University – State University of New York in 1993, a master of international relations from Tufts University in 2008, and a master of public administration from Columbia University in 2018.