Mr. Jerry Zhang
President & General Manager

As the founder and general manager of Shinetech, Jerry is responsible for the strategic direction of the company. Critical factors to Shinetech's success are his commitment to honesty and the channeling of his active and enthusiastic personality into the company spirit.

Jerry considers “Agile” to be a mindset and an attitude, not only a development methodology. From 2011, he has been committed to leading Shinetech as an Agile enterprise and empowering our people to have an Agile mindset, which goes beyond any process to permeate all activities throughout the workplace.

Prior to founding Shinetech in 2001, Jerry served as a chief editor of Internet Weekly, where he was in charge of internal management. Before joining Internet Weekly, Jerry held a technical director role at the East Changwei Company.

Jerry received a bachelor's degree in Science from Beijing Institute of Technology in 1995.

Mr. John Vanderpool
Senior Vice President, Global Operations

John's cross-functional role focuses on operational excellence within Shinetech by leveraging new business process designs and advanced technology to achieve efficiency while improving client experiences. John has served as a professional in software sales and operations for more than a decade. His experience includes work with leading global services and outsourcing organizations as well as with cutting-edge software companies including Exigen Services, netNumina (Keane), and SupplyScape. John is a Certified Scrum Product Owner and an active member of the Scrum Alliance.

Mr. John Brooks
Vice President, Global Delivery

John oversees the delivery of Shinetech services around the world, a role to which he brings his passion for teamwork and innovation in developing high quality software solutions. John has over 24 years of experience as a software engineer and leader in all aspects of software delivery in both startups and Fortune 500 companies. John has held senior management positions at Xerox, Autodesk, and Apple. He has deep experience with various software development methodologies, project and quality management, developing and maintaining large-scale enterprise systems, embedded systems, web and desktop applications, systems integration, networking and graphics, and data warehousing.

John holds a BS degree (cum laude) in Computer Science from National University, Berkeley, and a BA degree in Physical Education and Secondary School Teaching Credential from Sonoma State University, California. He is a Certified Network Engineer and earned a Professional Achievement Award in TCP/IP and Internetwork Engineering from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Mr. Yanqiang Yue
Chief Operating Officer

As chief operating officer, Yanqiang manages Shinetech's operations, internal IT, and administration. He is responsible for streamlining Shinetech's business management and operational processes across the organization.

Yanqiang joined Shinetech when it was founded in 2001, bringing more than 10 years of experience in offshore software development. Yanqiang's experience at Shinetech began as a project manager, where he successfully managed several large-scale Shinetech projects to completion. He is experienced in numerous advanced software development methodologies including Agile Scrum and XP. In 2009, Yanqiang assumed the role of chief operating officer.

Yanqiang holds a bachelor's degree in computer software from the Xuzhou College of Architectural Technology.

Mr. Frank Zhang
Vice President, Europe

Frank Zhang has served as Managing Director of Shinetech Europe Ltd since 2010. He is responsible for the operations of Shinetech Europe, including defining go-to-market and business strategy, business processes, technical vision, and ensuring advanced technology adoption.

Frank is a co-founder of Shinetech and has been with the company since 2001. He has been directly involved in both the management and technical aspects of many large projects. Frank also held the CTO position for 8 years and helped build the core IT system.

Prior to joining Shinetech, Frank served as the technology director at eNet Ltd, where he led an engineering team to design and develop the first mature e-commerce platform, as well as a cutting-edge content management system in China.

Frank is a Certified Scum Master and a true believer of “Great software starts with great people.” He holds a BS degree in science from Beijing Institute of Technology.

Ms. Kati Hannula
Director, Sales and Marketing

In her role as sales and marketing director, Kati is responsible for Shinetech’s sales and marketing activities, including company brand and market position development, industry analysis, and public relations. She leads Shinetech’s global sales team and marketing professionals, and works closely with Shinetech’s leadership team to ensure the company is well-positioned for continued growth in key markets.

Kati has many years of management experience in IT and consulting services. Before joining Shinetech, she was responsible for vendor management, business process development, and sales operations for several market-leading providers.

Kati holds a degree in Economics and International Business from Aalto University School of Business in Helsinki.

Mr. Armin Roth
Director Western Europe

Armin is responsible for driving business development for Western Europe, including defining industry sectors and working with relevant vertical market segments. Applying his experience in managing globally distributed sales-and-delivery teams and developing long-lasting customer relationships, he serves Shinetech’s growth objectives and initiatives to gain market dominance in strategic areas, like healthcare, IT security and telecommunications. He is also the liaison to European companies that require Shinetech’s help in establishing a Chinese domestic market presence.

Prior to joining Shinetech, Armin worked with global service providers like GlobalLogic and Steria Group, where he held executive and board positions in marketing and sales and was responsible for continual growth in European regions.

He holds a degree in business administration and economy from Philipps-University Marburg in Germany and is the author of a BITKOM publication on Agile contractual issues.