An African proverb says, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” On the other hand, there’s a Chinese allegory about three monks together having NO water to drink.
How do you go far together, as a company scales? Having a strong culture seems to be a key factor. Having journeyed from a four-person startup to a large Fortune 100 corporation and back to a late-stage startup, and working with teams both in the US and China, X has witnessed some strong and weak cultures. He has also studied unique cultures of top-performing companies like Netflix. He is still asking the question and will share some of his learning with us.
Head of Corporate Development,
Xingcheng "X" Hua is the Head of Corporate Development at MX, the financial data platform and leader in modern connectivity. Originally from China, X’s U.S. career spans from being employee No. 2 in a Seattle-based startup to a senior executive at a Fortune 100 financial services company. Prior to MX, X held various leadership roles at MassMutual Life, including Managing Director of Strategy a…
Xingcheng "X" Hua is the Head of Corporate Development at MX, the financial data platform and leader in modern connectivity. Originally from China, X’s U.S. career spans from being employee No. 2 in a Seattle-based startup to a senior executive at a Fortune 100 financial services company. Prior to MX, X held various leadership roles at MassMutual Life, including Managing Director of Strategy and Business Development at MassMutual International and VP of IT Strategy at the home office. Witnessing first-hand how digital technologies continue to enable new business models that significantly disrupt incumbents, X is passionate about helping companies turn this existential crisis into tremendous opportunities. He enjoys building bridges across domains and connecting sides that may appear to be polar opposites, including startups and large-scale enterprises, business and IT, and the U.S. and Asia. X has a bachelor’s degree in physics and three master’s degrees (electrical engineering, computer science, and an MBA). X got his association with BYU via his marriage to a BYU alum. They are the proud parents of five children.
CCS Growth Partners
Sr. Managing Partner
Managing Partner: Responsible for driving overall vision and direction at the corporate and portfolio level, while driving transactions and capital raising activities.
• Developed parameters for an investment thesis to guide through the acquisition process.
• Drive deal-flow and deal screening to identify targets to acquire through M&A activities.
• Perform various tasks such as financial and buyout modeling, valuation, calls with brokers and sellers, issuing IOI’s and LOI’s, due diligence, etc.
• Conduct financial, qualitative, and market due diligence and analysis.
• Raise capital from institutional investors for debt and equity for the buyouts.
• Develop leaders through rigorous coaching and training with particular focus on visioneering the company through a financial and leadership scorecard.
• Build customized financial models for each portfolio company to analyze for IRR’s, MOIC and other metrics along with increased efficiency, standardization, and insights into the full financial picture of the company.
• Strategize with management and investors to help maximize valuation and exit through organic and acquisition growth.
• Facilitate and drive the budgeting process to ensure margin control and management accountability is achieved.
• Drive the growth through acquisition strategy.
Vice President of Technology