Cheryl grew up in the United Kingdom, Malaysia and Singapore (arguably the world’s most food-obsessed country), and lived in Boston and Hong Kong before moving to the Bay Area. She is in charge of ‘āina’s financial planning, business development and marketing. In her day job, she is an executive search recruiter, focused on technical hires at venture backed technology companies.
Cheryl has extensive experience in financial services, having spent many years in Asia recruiting senior hires for financial institutions in Greater China and Southeast Asia. Prior to that, she worked in corporate finance and equity research for investment bank Morgan Stanley, and oversaw investor relations for a Southeast Asian focused private equity fund.
She also has experience in the media industry spanning TV, film and print journalism, including time as a TV presenter and correspondent with CNBC Asia, an anchor at ESPN Asia and presenter for a national quiz show in Singapore.
Cheryl is married to chef Jordan, and a grateful (but tired!) parent to a young boy and toddler girl.