Our greatest assets are our people and our reputation. We believe in fostering a culture of teamwork, communication and integrity. We consistently apply these core principles to our relationships with our portfolio companies and investors.
We believe that we will succeed by working collaboratively and flexibly. We run a flat organization where everyone’s voice is heard.
We believe in open communication and full transparency.
We believe in the fundamental importance of integrity. We don’t compromise the integrity of the individual or the firm for economic gain.
We want to work with companies that demonstrate similar values.
Philip Lynch Founding Partner
Sarah Wang Partner
Phil Saligumba Associate
Christine Yuan Operations and Financial Analyst
Anthony Stiefel Independent Director
David Douglas Senior Advisor
Tanay Rural Bank
Robert B. Jordan, Jr. CEO, Asialink
Alan Torio CEO, Tanay Rural Bank
Raquel Sese COO, Tanay Rural Bank
Alvin Joe L. Maranan Vice President & Loan Marketing Head
25 years as an investment banker in Asia, Europe, US and Middle East
21 years at Lehman Brothers and subsequently 4 years at Nomura
17 years in Hong Kong working throughout Asia Pacific
Senior Roles at Lehman Brothers
Co-head of Asia Pacific Investment Banking 1999-2002
Head of European Financing (ECM, DCM, Lev Fin, Private Derivatives, Corporate Broking) 2003-2006
Co-head of European Equities 2007-2008
Senior Roles at Nomura
CEO Middle East and Africa 2008-2009
CEO Asia Pacific and Middle East 2010-2012
Joined Stem Financial in Jan-2014
Led due diligence and execution of our investments in Esquire, Tanay Rural Bank, Acclime and APA
4 years as an investment professional in US
2 years at Health Evolution Partners, a $500M middle-market private equity firm
2 years at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Investment Banking Division
Graduated with a Bachelors from UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business
Joined Stem Financial in 2016
Worked on M&A and Capital Markets transactions in Philippine investment banks
Multinational Investment Bancorporation, Corporate and Investment Banking Group
Amalgamated Investment Bancorporation, Investment Banking and Capital Markets Division
Graduated with a Bachelors from University of the Philippines-Diliman, School of Economics
Operations and Financial Analyst
Joined Stem Financial in 2019
Responsible for Operation and Research
Graduated with Bachelor Degree of City University of Hong Kong in Quantitative Finance and Risk Management
Independent Director of Stem Financial’s investment vehicles since 2014
4 years at HSBC in investment banking and markets
8 years at Running Bare (UK) as Founder and MD (Australia’s largest women’s active wear brand)
Currently an Advisor at Atlantic Partners (single family office) in Asia Pacific
Serves as Director on various companies in Asia Pacific
Joined Stem Financial in Jan-2015
Working principally on the development of Tanay Rural Bank, with specific focus on enhancing corporate governance, deepening regulatory relations and reinforcing support and control functions.
25 years as a banker at Chemical Bank, Barclays, Credit Suisse, Lehman Brothers and Standard Chartered Bank in Asia and Europe
Senior Roles at Lehman Brothers
Head of Equity Capital Markets Asia 2005-2008
Senior Roles at Standard Chartered Bank
Global Head of Equity Capital Markets 2009-2013
Robert B. Jordan, Jr.
Started career in credit as Assistant Manager of RCBC and later as Assistant Vice President of UCPB
In 1997, founded Asialink Finance Company in partnership with the Lugtu family
CEO of Asialink Finance Group (1997 – present)
Currently oversees 10+ successful companies in financing, credit investigation, loan collection, insurance and manpower sourcing
Graduated from University of the Philippines with AB in Economics and MBA from Ateneo
CEO, Tanay Rural Bank
More than 20 years of experience in Credit and Corporate/Commercial Banking covering roles in loan marketing, evaluation approval, and supervision/maintenance of loan portfolio
Spent 12 years in Philippine banks and 11 years in the Middle East in various senior positions including Senior Vice President of the Wholesale Credit Risk Division of Gulf International Bank
Graduated from Ateneo de Manila University and MBA from University of the Philippines
COO, Tanay Rural Bank
Started career in banking as credit officer for middle market loans at UCPB
4 years as GM of Global Dominion Financing, responsible for marketing and operations
Currently oversees operations at Tanay Rural Bank
Responsible for successful implementation of the bank’s credit strategies set by the Board
Graduated from University of Santo Tomas with BS Commerce Major in Economics
Alvin Joe L. Maranan
Vice President & Loan Marketing Head
22 years in banking with extensive experience in loans support, credit evaluation, accounts management and loans marketing.
Stints with major local and regional banks in the Philippines in various positions, latest as Vice President of the Institutional Banking Group of CTBC Bank.
Graduated from De La Salle University – Manila
Chief Credit Officer
25 years of experience in financial institutions in the Philippines and Middle East covering relationship management, research and analysis, market development, and risk management.
Finished Bachelors from the University of Asia and the Pacific, with specialization in Quantitative Economics. Attended the Graduate School of Business of De La Salle University for Masters in Business Administration (non-graduate: thesis pending).
Joined CompareAsiaGroup in Apr-2016
9 years at KKR as a Director in KKR’s portfolio operations team and a member of the Asia Leadership Team
Prior to KKR, worked at McKinsey and AT&T
Graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford
Previously a Director at Perella Weinberg Partners in New York where he provided M&A and strategic advisory to financial institutions globally
Other prior positions held include COO & CFO at CMCC Global in Hong Kong and Associate at Lazard in Frankfurt
Graduated with a Bachelors from the University of Maastricht and Master’s degree in Finance & Investments from the Rotterdam School of Management
Most successful corporate services executive in Asia. As CEO, built Vistra Group from small regional player to Global #3 in 9 years.
Expanded geographic reach from 5 countries employing c300 staff to 46 countries with over 4,100 staff.
Executed 35 M&A transactions in 7 years. Exceeded equity returns for 3 successive PE owners.
Oxford educated Magic Circle corporate finance lawyer who founded 2 separate TCSP businesses in 2009: Nova Sage (an offshore incorporation business) and AFP Group (Trust and Fiduciary Services).
Successfully grew both companies from seed to trade sales in 2012 and 2015, respectively. 2012 to 2016 - personally drove sales pipeline to achieve organic growth in excess of 30% year on year.
Experienced in integrating acquired businesses regionally in Asia, both as seller and acquirer of businesses.
Proven track record in emerging markets. Built regional client services and sales team in Greater China and SE Asia.
Cofounder and CEO
Has over 10 years experience in sales and management for technology companies in Europe and Asia.
Started his career at Silicomp that was acquired by Orange Business Services.
Started and lead the APAC business for a Swedish Mobile Enterprise Application Platform startup Appear Networks, before founding fintech company 4xLabs and now Sleek
Cofounder and CGO
Managing the sales, marketing and expansion operations.
Spent six years in the eCommerce space as CMO with Luxola (Series A, B, Exit to LVMH) and the Carrefour Group, in management roles spearheading marketing & growth, launching new platforms in emerging countries (SEA, Latin America), or expanding existing ones into new markets (SEA, ANZ).
Curious by nature and avid networker, Adrien co-founded the French Tech Network in Singapore, gathering 800+ members and 100+ companies and with strong link to multiple Singaporean institutions.