We are an executive advisory firm
for global tech and
social impact innovators

Advising next generation trailblazers on how to lead, inspire and maximize stakeholder value by reimagining and refining their communication strategies

About

CatalystsOne is an executive advisory firm for global tech and social impact innovators. We advise next generation trailblazers on how to lead and inspire by refining their business and communication strategies to maximize stakeholder value. CatalystsOne provides strategic insight, advice and services to US-listed companies. CatalystsOne aims to upgrade management and board level interaction and communication efforts with Wall Street by advising executives facing critical stakeholder issues and crisis situations in today’s rapidly changing environments.

Launched in September 2020, CatalystsOne combines decades of unparalleled internal and external expertise in global capital markets, financial communications and corporate finance in the US and China. CatalystsOne offers a full suite of impact relations services, including investor relations, public relations, crisis communication and ESG services.

Expertise

INVESTOR
RELATIONS

We advise senior management teams and Boards of Directors on mission-critical communications issues that directly impact stakeholder value. We partner with management teams and BODs to formulate a strategy based on consistency, transparency and accessibility to build the foundation for long-term credibility with the Street. We help private companies, pre-IPO and publicly-listed companies shape their growth narratives, according to the stage in their life cycle.

These services include:

FINANCIAL
PUBLIC
RELATIONS

We help our clients amplify their brand and control their narrative in the media. We help formulate clear, concise and credible media communication strategies, consistent with financial communications, to maximize stakeholder value.

These services include:

SPECIAL
SITUATIONS

Rise above the unexpected. Companies can face unexpected, disruptive situations throughout their corporate lifecycle. Having experienced a broad range of crisis situations first-hand, we proactively advise our clients to deftly navigate these unexpected situations in today’s capital markets.

These services include:

ENVIRONMENTAL,
SOCIAL,
AND GOVERNANCE
(ESG)

With heightened institutional investor demand for corporate responsibility, ESG initiatives are a growing priority for management teams to improve stakeholder value. The “growth at any costs model” has evolved into one that is responsible to all stakeholders.

We offer a line of ESG services including:

Executive Advisors

Jeremy Peruski

Managing Partner

Jeremy is a global capital markets communication executive and former candidate for US Congress in Michigan’s 10th District. He has over two decades of global capital markets and communications experience and has advised senior corporate executives from some of the world’s largest tech companies on how to achieve and implement effective capital market communication goals. During his 14+ years living and working in China, Jeremy advised on over 20 IPOs and regularly advised dozens of US-listed, Asia-based technology companies including Weibo, VIPShop, Chunghwa Telecom, Cheetah Mobile and many others. Most recently, Jeremy was the head of ICR Asia, the largest capital markets communications firm focused on US-listed companies. He provided in-depth financial advice for his clients, having worked in business development, investment banking and venture capital roles for several leading firms. Earlier in his career, he worked with Lenovo’s corporate finance team in Beijing where he established and ran Lenovo’s global business development team. In addition, as a member of the corporate finance team he was responsible for identifying, conducting due diligence and negotiating with global targets. Prior to moving to China, Jeremy worked for the boutique investment bank, Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co., as a Vice President for over 6 years. Jeremy graduated from Michigan State University and holds an MBA from The George Washington University School of Business.

Jenna Qian

Senior Advisor

Jenna has nearly 20 years of management, finance and financial communications experience, centered on helping companies grow and scale in China’s ever-evolving Internet industry. She played instrumental roles at Qunar, an online travel company later acquired by Trip.com (NASDAQ: TCOM, formerly known as Ctrip), from the company’s early beginning as a private company, to a NASDAQ-listed company and later post-merger with Ctrip. Jenna has advised companies in corporate finance and financial communications on IPOs, investor and analyst relations, media relations, as well as crisis communication. Most recently, Jenna was a Vice President at Ctrip, leading the company’s global sales team. Before that, she was CEO of Qunar’s Travel Guides business (2015 to 2017) and Head of Investor Relations and Communications (2011 to 2015). Prior to joining Qunar, Jenna held roles at leading global communications consultancies, including Hill & Knowlton and Fleishman Hillard in New York and Beijing. Earlier in her career, Jenna worked as an investment banking analyst at JP Morgan and a management consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton in New York. Jenna holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Rutgers University and a Certificate in Public Relations from New York University. Jenna is based in Beijing.

Trevor Hale

Senior Advisor

With almost 30 years of global communications experience in mobility, technology and luxury, including 15 years in Asia (11 in mainland China), Trevor is a seasoned strategic counselor for C-suite executives, with a track record of leadership, entrepreneurship, creative storytelling, public affairs and crisis management. He is founder and CEO of Fruition Global Communications. He began his career as a journalist at a small daily newspaper. In addition to leading communications for Fortune 100 companies and brands including Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Jeep, INFINITI, Chrysler and others, he served as a press chief for 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta He helped establish Daimler/Mercedes-Benz Northeast Asia in Beijing at the beginning of China’s auto boom. He led corporate communications for Ford in Asia Pacific in Shanghai during unprecedented growth in China, India and Southeast Asia, helping open 10 new manufacturing facilities and launching dozens of new vehicles. He also helped establish Ford’s Middle East and Africa region in Dubai, spanning 63 countries across the region, considered the final frontier of global mobility growth. Trevor was the architect of Ford’s Asia expansion communication strategy, which included announcing and opening a new plant in Rayong, Thailand, expansion of a CKD plant in Vietnam, and expansion of business in Indonesia. He is well versed in ASEAN free trade agreements and has world class media and influencer relationships in ASEAN. He was a finalist for PR Week’s global in-house professional of the year in 2020 as well as the top PR executive in Asia Pacific. He is an active member of The Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents Club and The Explorers Club.

Sharon Ng

Managing Partner

With over 20 years of work experience in corporate finance, capital markets and management consulting in the US and China, Sharon’s unique informed perspective provides management teams with insight into Wall Street. Sharon’s first-hand experience helps clients operating in dynamic markets navigate a range of strategic finance situations throughout their life cycle, including investor relations, debt and equity offerings, M&A and executive transitions and crisis communications. Prior to co-founding CatalystsOne, Sharon led the investor relations department at Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU), where she expanded the company’s relationships with equity and debt sell-side analysts, industry analysts, and investors worldwide. She was awarded Best IR Professional and Best IR Team by Institutional Investor. As a member of Baidu’s Corporate Development team, Sharon helped the company enter new verticals and international markets, and assess and execute a number of investments in China, Japan and Southeast Asia. Prior to Baidu, Sharon was a Senior Associate at Credit Suisse’s technology investment banking team in New York, where she worked on transactions valued at around $20 billion, including IPOs, M&A, leveraged buyout and related financing. Previously, Sharon worked at the convertible bonds arbitrage team at Citadel LLC in San Francisco and as a management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Hong Kong. Sharon holds a BA in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business. Sharon is physically based in San Francisco, California and virtually based everywhere.

Yuening Jiang

Senior Advisor

Yuening is a communication executive with in-depth experience in both China and the US. She co-founded Shizhi in 2016 and has grown the company one of the top short video brands in China. Working and partnering with KOLs, advertising agencies and academic institutions, she focused on business strategy and content production of the company, in an effort to capitalize on the growing influence and popularity of short videos in China.  Previously, Yuening worked as Vice President of ICR Asia, the largest financial communications firm focused on US-listed companies. Over the course of the four years at ICR, Yuening provided financial communication advice and services to a number of well-know brands in China including YY, VIPShop, Chunghwa Telecom and Tudou. Prior to ICR, Yuening Jiang was the Marketing Director at Southern Weekend (Nanfangzhoumo), one of the preeminent newspapers in China.  She received her M.A. in Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota and is a member of Kappa Tau Alpha, the only national honor society that recognizes academic excellence in journalism and mass communication in the U.S. Yuening has also completed the EMBA program for media executives from Tsinghua University in 2018.

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