Thomas Wong brings over 19 years of experience to equity business, sales and research. He has held senior positions with top tier sell-side houses.
His father’s shop provided an ideal setting for community involvement, and Thomas took over many of his father’s charitable endeavors.
As part of his service to Georgetown Scholars Program and Washington Jesuit Academy committees, he was also honored with their Scholarship Awards in 2007.
Early Life and Education
Thomas was raised at his family’s shop in Auckland’s Chinatown district, serving as the focal point for community activities and lending money for poll-tax payments and overseas travel. Thomas used his fluency in English to negotiate with government officials on behalf of newcomers to Auckland city.
Wong credits his parents’ “laissez-faire” approach to education for his success, saying they simply wanted him to do well in all subjects he studied – from mandatory courses like mathematics and Chinese to liberal studies and music exams – as the driving force behind it all. Wong earned top marks across the board in all mandatory subjects as well as Chinese, liberal studies and music exams at Hong Kong secondary school level – earning top scores on each one! His father encouraged him to study abroad – an advice which proved crucial in shaping his life forever!
Thomas has built a distinguished career spanning more than two decades, both in private practice and government service. With extensive expertise in commercial litigation and class action suits as well as arbitration proceedings, Thomas brings unique perspective and skill sets.
Though Thomas may not consider chemistry his favorite subject, he enjoys teaching and mentoring his students. His grading style is fair and expects hard work from them all. Additionally, Thomas enjoys playing guitar, renovating homes and using open source software in his free time.
Wong served as assistant women’s tennis coach under coach Keri Brito for 2021-21 and helped propel the Green Wave to new heights, coaching multiple All-AAC players while also aiding Mackenzie Clark and Adelaide Lavery’s rise up the ITA rankings. As such, he helped them finish with an overall record of 13-9 for an exceptional year!
Achievement and Honors
As Research and Development Director for a major telecommunications corporation, he oversaw the design of semiconductor devices and microwave electronics products for their range of semiconductor devices and microwave electronics products. Furthermore, he is the author of many technical articles and patents.
Her autobiographical novel “Fifth Chinese Daughter” depicts her struggles as an American-Chinese woman torn between family tradition and ambition, becoming a bestseller and garnering national acclaim.
Wong’s paintings elicit personal and universal nostalgia, such as Boyhood (2016) which depicts an idyllic Eden-like innocence and unbridled freedom in an infant. Other works by her such as Virgin Light and Divine Order feature graphic forms that take on vaginal/womb-like shapes; her soaring brushstrokes convey transcendence and memory; she has participated in master classes with Vengerov Maxim, Jimmy Lin, Peter Serkin and Earl Carlyss.
Thomas has long been known for helping those in need, most recently screening for flu at UI Health Care and staying despite having many fun activities planned that evening.
His father ran a Chinese herbal medicine practice and apothecary at 8 Doyers Street in Manhattan’s Chinatown. Unfortunately, Wei-Tow’s father discouraged any pursuit of higher education; rather, he encouraged his son to remain within the business. Wei-Tow attended public school P.S. 23, an electrical trade school, followed by Peter Stuyvesant High School before enrolling at New York University uptown.
Thomas was previously with Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia and Apax Partners in Hong Kong and New York where he took an active part in making control and minority stake investments in markets like the US, China, Korea and other international ones. Notable investments included Thomson Learning and China Mengniu Diary.
Wong opened his first restaurant in 1989 and co-founded Hawaii Regional Cuisine. Since then, his restaurants have become magnets for well-traveled epicureans from all over the world, serving over 100,000 meals annually. Furthermore, Wong has given back to the community by donating land for cancer survivors park and new medical center.
Benedict has built his career on British acting. His roles include Kublai Khan on Netflix’s Marco Polo (2014-2016), Bruce Ng in The Martian (2015) and Wong since Doctor Strange (2016) in Marvel Cinematic Universe. Additionally, he voiced Alex Yu in Arkane Studios’ Prey game as well as playing Skeksis Commander SkekVar in Netflix’s Dark Crystal series.
His estimated net worth is approximately $3 Million and includes ownership in various companies such as Athira Pharma Inc, DermTech Inc and Health Sciences Acquisitions Corp 2. He also is an influential shareholder of Immunovant Inc.