General Partners

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Dr. Larry Wu

Founder, General Partner

Dr. Larry Wu was CEO for a family office of a billion-dollar portfolio, mostly in real estates, before he founded UC Asset in 2015. Prior to his leadership at the family office,  he served at Cisco Systems as a senior executive at its Greater China headquarter.  He started his career with one of the largest technology conglomerates in China in the mid-1990s, working for the group's EVP.  In 2000, he was recruited to work as a liaison officer at the Chinese Embassy to the US, with a mission to advocate trade and investment between the two nations. Following his term he became a free-lanced consultant in 2004, advising US companies doing business in China. His clients are diversified, ranging from private equity giants to technology start-ups.  Dr. Wu held a Ph.D. in public policy from Renmin University and a B.S. in geophysics from University of Science and Technology of China.

Gregory C. Bankston

General Partner

A real estate expert with  20 years of experience, Greg built his reputation in real estate with his amicable personality and innovative approach. He won "Rookie of the Year" in his first year with Keller Williams Realty in 2002. After 2008 he elevated his practice and embarked on property development and management, and has since acquired extensive experience in evaluating potential investment opportunities and managing high quality yet cost-effective renovation, rehabilitation, and new construction, as well as managing income-producing properties. He joined UC Asset LP in 2016.

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Executives

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Kwanza Hall

Chair, Historic Landmark Program

Kwanza Hall was a US Congressman,  representing Georgia's 5th congressional district, in 2020. He previously served as a member of the Atlanta City Council for the 2nd district between 2006-2017, representing among other neighborhoods the Atlantic Station,  Downtown, Midtown, Home Park, Inman Park,  and the Martin Luther King Historic District. Prior to his election to City Council, he served at Atlanta Board of Education for 3 years. Before starting public service, he worked as vice president of technology for GoodWorks International, a human rights and public service consulting firm co-chaired by Andrew Young. He then became the director of business development for MACTEC Engineering and Consulting, Inc. Kwanza attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied political science.

Christal D. Jordan

Exec. Director, IR & BD

Christal Jordan is a twenty year veteran in community and public relations. As founder of her own agency, she secured clients within entertainment, arts and fashion with a emphasis on community opportunities within Atlanta, GA. Early on Jordan realized the power of harnessing celebrity influence to support community initiatives which resulted in her work with several non-profit organizations and providing support for various projects within the City of Atlanta. Jordan is a news personality with a segment on Fox 5’s Good Day Atlanta and Rolling Out (the largest AA owned publication company in the US). Jordan joined UC Asset because she believes in the company’s mission to become an integral player in the growth of Atlanta. Jordan serves on the board for the MLK Center foundation along with Saving Our Daughters and the Tracey Nicole foundation.

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Audit Committee Members

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Harris N. Miller

Co-chair

Harris N. Miller is a prominent American politician, businessman, and lobbyist. Miller served as president of the Information Technology Association of America and the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) for 12 years. He ran for US Senate in 2006 and lost to Jim Webb in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Mr. Miller received a political science master’s degree from Yale University in 1975.

For a detailed biography of Harris Miller, please see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harris_Miller

Li Zheng

Co-chair

Li Zheng is currently president of Techtop Industries Inc., an electric motor manufacturer based in Atlanta, GA, which Li co-founded in 2008 with extended family members. Before founding and operating Techtop, Li worked as an environmental engineer, and spent 10 years on academic research and consulting for various water resources and sustainable development projects in the western United States, Northern China, Tibet Plateau, and the mountainous regions of Nepal and India. Li  served as a board member of non-profit Atlanta Young Singers between 2015-2020. Li obtained his Ph.D. degree in Water Resources Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1997.

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