The CEC Capital team brings a broad range of transaction experience from leading financial institutions.

Dan Chen

Managing Director – Head of US Technology, Media and Telecom
CEC Capital Group

Dan Chen brings to CEC Capital over 19 years of investment banking, private equity and corporate development experience in the technology, media and telecom (TMT) industries, and has been involved in over $5 billion in transactions during his career. Dan currently leads origination and execution of cross-border US – Asia M&A and capital raising mandates for clients in the Internet software and services space; and the telecom, media, and entertainment industries.

Dan was a managing director at Siemer & Associates prior to its acquisition by CEC Capital. He was also a member of the investment team at TPG Capital (TPG Asia), where he was involved on cross-border buyout and venture investments in the U.S. and Asia. Prior to Siemer & Associates, Dan was also Vice President in the media and software groups at Montgomery & Co., where he was involved on a number of large M&A transactions involving strategic acquirers such as Disney and WPP Group. He also led corporate development activities at a family office-backed holding company in Los Angeles focused on investments in the healthcare services and IT space. Dan began his career in 1999 as a technology M&A banker at Merrill Lynch & Co. in New York and San Francisco.

In his spare time, Dan enjoys being a part of the mentor team at Mucker Capital, advising tech and media entrepreneurs in the early stage startup ecosystem in Southern California and the Bay Area.

Mr. Chen graduated from Yale University with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He is a registered General Securities Principal (Series 24) and Representative (Series 63 and 79 licenses) with FINRA/SIPC (formerly NASD).

Alice Feng

Senior Associate
CEC Capital Group, San Francisco

Alice Feng is a Senior Associate with the CEC Capital team in San Francisco. She was previously with CVCapital and focused on providing cross-border M&A advisory services for companies in technology, fintech, consumer brands, advanced manufacturing, and healthcare sectors. Prior to CVCapital, she was an analyst with the Portfolio Analytics Group of BlackRock, and was part of a team providing customized analytical solutions and actionable analysis to BlackRock’s various portfolio management and investment teams. Alice graduated from The University of Hong Kong with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance, and received her master’s degree in Financial Mathematics at Stanford University. She is a registered General Securities Representative (Series 79 and 63 licenses) with FINRA/SIPC (formerly NASD).

James Qiu

Analyst
CEC Capital Group, Los Angeles

James Qiu is a member of the CEC Capital team contributing his experience in cross-border investment banking and management consulting. He was previously with Elmcore Group, WaterRock Capital, DBS Bank, and Meritco Services, where he executed deals for M&A, capital raise, and IPO clients. James graduated from Cornell University with a degree in economics. He is a registered General Securities Representative (Series 7 and 66 licenses) with FINRA/SIPC (formerly NASD).

Annie Burford

VP, Marketing & Operations
CEC Capital Group, Los Angeles

Leading the US marketing initiates for the firm, Annie contributes over ten years of experience in project management, conference planning and communications. At CEC Capital, Annie oversees the operations of the US firm along with the annual marketing program which includes planning ten annual CEO dinners in conjunction with national industry events and the annual global media and tech Summit that encompasses two days of keynote speaker programming, CEO presentations, networking and relationship building among leaders in the technology, media & entertainment, and healthcare space. Annie graduated from the University of Connecticut (2005) with a degree in Political Science with a focus on international relations.