Who We Are

Jay Yu
President & CEO

Mr. Yu has advised hundreds of private and public company executives with corporate advisory services such as capital funding, mergers & acquisitions, structured financing, IPO financing and branding, expert market analysis, commodities trading and other business development services geared at taking these companies to the next level. He is a self taught and private self investor, his relentless passion for international business has helped him develop key, strategic and valuable relationships throughout the world.

Mr. Yu’s unconventional and unlikely journey from humble beginnings as a “sweatshop baby”, brings strong work ethics as well as different perspectives to corporate and business growth strategies. Previously, Mr. Yu worked as an Analyst part of the Corporate & Investment Banking Division at Deutsche Bank on Wall Street in New York City.

Mr. Yu continued his studies at Columbia University & New York University. He holds a BA in Psychology from City College of New York, completion of core classes from Borough of Manhattan Community College and has taken specialty courses in various New York City Colleges. He is also a proud member of Nu Alpha Phi, where he helps mentor college students and new graduates. Aside from being a deal junkie, he is an active Philanthropist and the founder of a Non-Profit Organization that helps nurture New York City kids through sports and education. Mr. Yu is responsible for all of Financial Ventures Group’s investments, executive decisions and executive level talks.

Sherry Jiang
Investor Relations Executive

Sherry was born in Qingdao, China and moved to the U.S. at the age of 16. She speaks fluent Business Mandarin and Cantonese, and along with her strong work ethic is focused on maintaining high level client relationships.

Her professional background spans across residential and commercial real estate. In her free time Sherry enjoys fitness, boxing, golfing and keeping a healthy lifestyle.

She is responsible for client relations and maintaining high level dialogue for FVG consortium of companies.

Marco Zhou
Research Analyst
China & Asia

Marco Zhou graduated with honors from Shenzhen University, a top tier University in China, and holds a Master Degree in Global Finance from Fordham University in New York City. His knowledge of international business, primarily in Asia, adds great value to FVG. He is skilled in identifying customer needs and how they can be addressed in a profitable way for both the client and company. Marco will focus on China and Asia clients for FVG.

Marco is one of the co-founders of Toastmaster International Fordham, a club that helps people develop their public speaking skills and leadership skills. He is also experienced in marketing, specifically social media marketing, online marketing, advertising, marketing strategies, and digital marketing. He has many other qualifications including: social and digital media, web analytics, new business development, management, and search engine optimization.

Marco is proficient as a native speaker of Chinese and fluent in English. When he is not working, he enjoys many interests, which include: gadgets, digital photography, traveling, basketball and hanging out with his fellow MS graduates. He also enjoys investing and keeping an eye on those investments.

Rebecca Urena
Media Relations Director

Rebecca graduated with a communications degree from the University of the Sacred Heart in 2018. She initiated her career working as a marketing coordinator within a law firm in New York City and worked her way up. She is now an On-Air reporter, media consultant and angel investor.

Rebecca Urena was raised between New York and Dominican Republic, allowing her to expand on her communication skills. She is fluent in Spanish and is passionate about her culture.

Having worked in various fields before finishing college Rebecca has experience in real estate, retail and insurance. Her knowledge in the different industries has opened her up to successfully deal with any situation.

Katie Kyros
Media Analyst

Knowing her dream of working in the news media sector, Katie started her media career while attending the University of Michigan. Katie first got her start in journalism as the editor of her high school newspaper in Montgomery County and then later as an intern for WTTG-Fox 5. She also spent two years reporting and anchoring at WHAG-TV in Hagerstown, Maryland where she began covering central Pennsylvania, as well as Maryland and West Virginia.

Ms. Kyros graduated from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a BA in English and Political Science. She continued her advanced studies at the University of Southern California with a Masters of Arts in Broadcast Journalism. During her spare time, Katie has a younger sister with autism and she’s one of the lights in her life. She is a supporter of Autism Speaks, special needs issues are very close to Katie’s heart and she is always happy to talk about it.

Bryan Shin
Business Analyst
Equities Market

Bryan is a first generation Korean, born and raised in New Jersey. His parents moved from South Korea to the U.S. to seek new life opportunities. Out of his entire family tree, him and his sister are the two to be born outside of Korea. Growing up in America his entire life, it was difficult for him to connect with his Korean background. However, throughout his educational career, he joined various Asian cultural organizations.

Bryan has an educational background from SUNY Binghamton and General Assembly. He studied political science and Javascript development. He also served in the U.S. Army National Guard for several years before joining a Reserve Officer Training Corps in college.

After College, Bryan continued his strong interest in the financial industry. He pursued a career within the field, which led him to join FVG as a Market Research Analyst. In combination with his strong Asian heritage interest, Korean language and leadership from the military, he adds value to FVG’s dynamic international team.