Golden Gateway Partners, LLC is a new business advisory services company specializing in developing productive relationships for clients across both sides of the Pacific. Our Partners provide decades of business development experience in the healthcare, life sciences, and information technologies industries. From Fortune 500 companies in the USA to trustworthy technology companies in Asia-Pacific, our Partners know how to get business done where others are unsuccessful. We look forward to providing you with excellent service across the Pacific.
Vivek Kumar is goal-driven professional with more than 19 years of Sales and Marketing experience in the Healthcare and Life Sciences, with demonstrated ability to deliver superior, personalized client service, and cultivate strong business relationships. Vivek manages business development for the company in Singapore, India and several countries in S.E. Asia.
Vivek has excellent communication skills and broad business development experience from new business generation to front-end account management to general management of entire territories including the Middle East, Africa, and India. He worked with some of most trusted life science brand like GE Healthcare, Bio- Rad, Lonza and Affymetrix. He is very passionate about the Life Sciences with a focus on enabling customers with the technologies to perform clinical genomics and other areas of advanced science and medicine.
Vivek holds an M.S. in Biotechnology and graduated with a specialization in Microbiology from Kurukshetra University, India.
David Yalacki is GGP’s Country Manager for Australia, where he manages sales and distribution for GGP’s partner companies. David also actively seeks out partnerships between Australian-based businesses and the U.S. David has a strong understanding of the sales process, how to manage an effective sales pipeline and holds a vision of bringing new life science technologies to market.
David has a degree in Bioengineering from Rice University in Houston, Texas.
Matt Levy, M.B.A.
Matt Levy is a co-Founder and Managing Partner of Golden Gateway Partners. As a result of nearly 20 years of experience in the life sciences industry having responsibility for international business development, Matt has a strong understanding on how to bridge various cultures to build a successful commercial organization. Matt has been focused on the Asia Pacific region including Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo where he resided.
During this time, Matt has worked for multinational companies of all sizes including IBM, Applied Biosystems, Luminex and most recently, Affymetrix as the VP, Commercial Operations for Asia Pacific.
Matt completed his BS and MS from California State University, East Bay as well as a MBA from Carnegie Mellon University with concentrations in Strategy, Finance and Entrepreneurship.
Christopher Yoo, PhD
Chris Yoo is a co-Founder and Managing Partner of Golden Gateway Partners. As a serial entrepreneur, Chris has started and successfully grown exciting new ventures at the intersection of technology and the healthcare and life sciences industries. Over the past twenty years, Chris has provided leadership and proven execution capabilities to help accelerate the adoption of new systems and technologies by the medical research industry. Additionally, Chris has held management positions at traditional life sciences companies such as Applied Biosystems and IBM, and held advisory roles with Cisco, Oracle, and various other entities that span the Healthcare and Life Sciences industries.
Chris completed his postdoctoral training at U.C. Berkeley, received his Ph.D. from Yale University School of Medicine in Cell and Molecular Biology, and finished his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania with a dual major in History and Biology.
Ning "Jerry" Shen brings 15 years experience of commercial management and marketing in the field of bioscience and medical diagnosis. Jerry has extensive experience in the markets of bioscience and healthcare in China having worked with Bio-Rad, Merck Millipore, GE Heathcare and Affymetrix. During that time, Jerry has been in charge of commercial management and market exploration. With a deep insight into this field and hard work, Jerry and his team achieved continued rapid sales growth. In addition, Jerry has experience developing and carrying out commercial strategies, building and managing the sales network, and establishing relationships with KOLs. He’s interested in promising technologies and business. Jerry is a quick learner with vast experience and abilities and a desire to learn more about emerging markets.
Jerry received his B.S. in Biochemical Engineering from Beijing Union University.
Yvette Ferreira heads up GGP’s marketing and strategic project initiatives, bringing over 15 years of healthcare and life sciences industry experience to the company. As a former account executive with several Fortune 500 pharmaceutical companies, her domain expertise spans multiple disease specialties, including Neurology and Oncology. After a successful career in the biopharmaceutical industry, Yvette joined the pathbreaking startup, MedTrust Online, the world’s first and largest online community of cancer doctors. Yvette was integral in identifying market development opportunities and working with strategic partners to help deliver early personalized medicine solutions for cancer patients. She most recently worked with Chris at Systems Imagination to bring AI to the healthcare and life sciences industry.
Yvette received her B.S. in Finance from Rutgers Business School.