Jeff Chao
Board Treasurer | Sr. Director of Finance, Participant Media

Jeffrey Chao specializes in Media and Entertainment Finance. He is currently a Sr. Director of Finance at Participant Media, managing financial aspects of a $250M film fund and the company’s Film, Digital and Television division budgets.

Prior to Participant Media, Jeff was Director of Finance at a company that bridges Hollywood and China. During his tenure, he established off-shore investment vehicles and learned how to repatriate profits from China. Jeff began his carer at Wells Fargo Bank. Working at the corporate headquarters in San Francisco, he graduated from the Financial Management Training Program and rotated through various roles in central finance. It was at Wells Fargo that Jeff established his interest and signature skill set in finance.

Jeff graduated UC San Diego with a BS in Managment Science and various certifications in Business and e-Commerce. He currently resides in South Pasadena, California with his wife.