Linan is a recognized finance expert and accomplished entrepreneur. Her background includes 15 years' audit experience with a big 4 accounting firm and cofounding a boutique consulting firm. She launched Supporting Strategies | Southwest Houston, TX in 2020.
Linan has a global mindset. She worked in the Beijing, New York and Houston offices of the big 4 accounting firm, progressing from an Associate to the Director position. She gained expertise in applying U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), China Accounting Standards and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
The consulting firm that Linan cofounded focused on finance consultation for startups as well as outsourced accounting and operations management for private equity funds. As the funding partner, she developed business strategies, negotiated deals, managed key client relationships and oversaw day-to-day operations.
Linan, who is fluent in English and Mandarin, earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics (major in Accounting) from Tianjin University of Commerce. She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Alaska and in China. She enjoys meditation and yoga and has a Yoga Teacher Certificate.