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Wendy Cai-Lee, 39 East West Bank, Senior Managing Director, Head of Eastern Region

Wendy Cai-Lee, 39 - NJBIZ 2013 40 Under 40
Wendy Cai-Lee, 39 - NJBIZ 2013 40 Under 40
Michael Avaltroni, 36, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Dean, School of Pharmacy Dr. Josh Bershad, 39, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs, and Chief Medical Officer Joshua Blumenthal, 39, Rothstein Kass, Principal Daryl H. Bryant, 36, Hudson Horizons, Inc., President and CEO Kevin Bush, 38, Source4Teachers / MissionOne, President Wendy Cai-Lee, 39, East West Bank, Senior Managing Director, Head of Eastern Region Blake Chroman, 37, Jones Lang LaSalle, Senior Vice President John Cimino, 38, CHA, Inc., Vice President of Project Development Jennifer Critchley, 38, Connell Foley LLP, Partner Armando DErrico, 31, Pinnacle Development Group & N.J. Community Development Group, LLC, President and CEO Karyllan Dodson Mack, 35, K&L Gates LLP, Partner Alex Forester, 32, Rising Tide Capital, COO Tricia Gasparine, 39, Wolff & Samson PC, Member Joseph Genovesi, 34, RD Legal Funding, LLC, President Mark Giamo, 39, BDO USA, LLP, NJ Audit Managing Partner Kiran Gill, 33, PARS Environmental, Inc., President Ilya Girlya, 37, Sahara Sams Oasis, President and CEO Bryan Harkins, 37, Direct Edge, COO Bridget Hartnet, 38, Sobel & Co., LLC, Member Nichole LoPresti, 32, Tonio Burgos & Associates of New Jersey, Vice President Adam Lowy, 27, Move For Hunger, Founder and Executive Director Darren Magarro, 36, The DSM Group, President M. Courtney McCormick, 38, PSEG, General Corporate Counsel and Corporate Secretary Chad Melton, 37, HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley, CEO Steven Meyer, 39, Advisors Mortgage Group, LLC, President Denis Naughter, 38, PwC, Partner, NY Metro Health Industries Leader Mathieu Nelessen, 36, American Red Cross, Regional CEO Brian M. Nelson, 35, Archer & Greiner PC, Partner Mary ODowd, 36, New Jersey Department of Health, Commissioner Kelcy Pelger Jr., 31, Roof Diagnostics Solar, CEO Anthony Perno, 37, Coopers Ferry Partnership, CEO Kathryn Richardson, 38, Bergen Regional Medical Center, Vice President and Administrator, Long Term Care Christine Rufolo, 39, Jingoli-DCO, Project Manager Don Siglin Jr., 36, SOSH Architect, Project Architect Darren Slosberg, 39, Legacy Converting, CEO Kristi Telschow, 30, Jersey Staffing Solutions LLC, President and CEO Helen Tuttle, 39, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Partner, Labor and Employment Group Eli Winkler, 39, Cooper University Health Care, Senior Vice President of Growth and Development Ira Zlotowitz, 38, Eastern Union Funding, Founder and President


Accomplishments: Cultivating a strong portfolio of clients, especially middle-market companies that are based in the U.S. and doing business in China; building a team at East West Bank that is reaching out to the New Jersey market; chairing the board of Friends of UNFPA, which supports the work of the United Nations Population Fund; serving on the board of Asian Women in Business.

Super Power: Teleportation.

Best Business Advice: "Never present a problem unless you have an idea for a solution, and it doesn't have to be 'the' solution. From my mentor, Clarence Kwan."

What You Wish You'd Known Earlier: "There are only 24 hours in a day. Something has to give, and one can't be everything to everyone. So figure out what is most important, not what is the most urgent, and go from there."

Three Favorite Ways to Spend Free Time: "Reading, spending time with my 3-year-old son and exploring new restaurants or cuisines with my family.

With $1 Million to Donate, You Would Support: "An organization that invests and promotes equal access to education and health for women, especially young women."

Wendy Cai-Lee

Senior Managing Director, Head of Eastern Region
East West Bank
New York City

Superhero Name: Ubiquitous Wendy
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