Founding Partner, President, and CEO
Dr. Li is an organic chemist by training with 15 years of experience developing nanomaterials. He developed nanomaterial surface chemistries that work uniquely well for carbon nanotubes. He was the Director of Chemistry at NanoSelect, Inc where he developed carbon nanotube-based sensors for water applications. Prior positions include research and development scientists at Elsicon, Inc. and Endocyte, Inc. and a NIH postdoctoral fellow at the University of Virginia. Dr. Li holds a PhD in organic chemistry (Brigham Young University), a MS in organic chemistry (Beijing Normal University) and BS in chemistry (Beijing Normal University). Dr. Li is the inventor of over 16 patents and patent applications. Working with collaborators and advisors, Dr. Li and the team successfully completed an STTR project for US Air Force AFWERX in 2019 and interviewed over 100 potential customers during the National Science Foundation I-Corps program in spring 2020.
Ms. Hua holds a B.S. degree in business finance and accounting. A successful entrepreneur, Ms. Hua founded Nantong Yajie Trade Co., Ltd in 2001 focusing on import-export business. Since 2010, she has been a founding partner and the CFO of Nantong Daxin Shipping Company.
Ms. Peng has a B.S. degree in sales and marketing. Ms. Peng has been a serial entrepreneur since 2004. She has been the president of Nantong Yajie Goods Shipping Co. Ltd, the vice president of Nantong Daxin Cargo Logistics Co., Ltd, and the president of Nantong Wanmu Furniture Co., Ltd. Ms. Peng also has extensive experience in business administration and quality control.
Ryan L. Marshall
Attorney, IP Strategy Advisor
Mr. Marshall is a partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP and has extensive experience advising clients in the chemical arts. He is a U.S. registered patent attorney practicing for over twenty years and works with start-ups, universities, and small to large companies managing patent filings, international filing strategies, and related legal matters. He manages his firm’s Salt Lake City office. He also serves on a board of directors for a charter school which focuses on preparing K-8 students for Entrepreneurship. Mr. Marshall graduated from law school from Brigham Young University with the Order of Barristers and holds a MS in chemistry (Brigham Young University) and a BS in chemistry (Brigham Young University). Mr. Marshall helps 4th Phase Technologies develop IP strategies for achieving a sustainable competitive advantage.
Ms Woynarowski holds 2 Master’s degrees in finance with 30+ years of financial forecasting experience in government and commercial companies, ranging from start-ups to large corporations. She has supported the financial aspects of negotiations from initial submittal to BAFO (best and final offer). Her strengths include attention to detail, thorough documentation and accuracy in capturing financial details for pro forma financial projections.
Mr. Holder is a lifelong entrepreneur, proficient relationship builder and business activist. Over the years, he has started numerous businesses and engaged in several partnerships. One of his greatest business assets is his ability to develop relationships. He brings to 4th Phase Technologies business decision making and marketing strategies, short-term and long-term operation objectives and provides guidance on business strategy execution.