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 has been the chief financial officer of HD EDU since February 2023. In addition, Mr. GALLO has been an adjunct professor at New York University since January 2021. Mr. GALLO was the chief financial officer of CoinTiger from July 2022 to January 2023. 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, EMC and PricewaterhouseCoopers. In those roles, Mr. GALLO advised over 100 global financial institutions on finance, strategy, transformation, and risk management projects. Mr. GALLO obtained his bachelor’s degree in management from Binghamton University – State University of New York in 1993, a master’s degree in international relations from Tufts University in 2008, and a master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University in 2018.