Company

BLACKPANDA is an elite, crisis management and security consulting group headquartered in Hong Kong, focused on serving the Asian market. We enable economic investment into high-risk, frontier markets by providing risk management solutions to clients across a variety of industries.

Our company delivers “localized solutions at international standards.” We emphasize the importance of understanding the local culture and operating environment while engaging effective local partners as the keys to successful risk management. This approach, coupled with international best practices, enables BLACKPANDA to deliver the best possible solutions to our clients.

Mission

Our Vision: to develop high-risk areas of the world into economically stable And safer regions

Our Mission: to mitigate physical risk of Asian offshore investment capital into frontier markets

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Values 

Our company holds itself to the highest standards of ethics and quality. These Core Values remain at the forefront of every decision and action we take.

Unity

Balance

Sincerity

Efficiency

Ambition

Innovation

Grit

Humility

Unity

We work together. Check your ego at the door. We work smarter, harder, and faster together, and are better because of it.

Balance

We want our people to actually like what they do. Knowing that life is more than work, we encourage and support personal time and growth. We know we can do both.

Sincerity

We do what we say, we say what we do. That simple.

Efficiency

Timing beats speed, precision beats power, and leverage beats strength. We strive in every aspect of our work to minimise waste and maximise production.

Ambition

The man at the top of the mountain didn’t get dropped off there, he climbed to the top. We strive to be the best in everything we do, personally and professionally. We aren’t here to take part—we are here to take over.

Innovation

We are unconventional thinkers and aren’t satisfied with the status quo or tradition. We aren’t afraid of technology or new ideas and approaches. We strive to improve every aspect of our work and aren’t afraid to break through chains and walls to get there.

Grit

We don’t sugarcoat bad news and setbacks. We also don’t quit at the first sign of risk: we face it head-on and assess how to mitigate. We will work with you to overcome obstacles or die trying.

Humility

We listen, then we act, and then we listen. We know you can work with someone else. We earn your respect everyday, just like it is the first time again. Every single day is Selection.

Team

Our core team is unique: we combine the highest standards of military training and experience with deep private sector expertise and academic excellence. Our team members have served at the highest levels of Western military and police special forces units, having deployed on countless combat missions throughout the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. We have held senior leadership positions at companies including Barclays, Credit Suisse, Palantir Technologies, Global International, the Wexford Group and Taser International; and they hold degrees from Harvard University, West Point, University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown University and Stanford amongst others.

Matt

Chairman and Co-founder

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Gene

CEO and Co-founder

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Matt is the Chairman and Co-founder of Blackpanda. Matt is a former U.S. Army Special Forces officer (Green Beret), leaving the service with the rank of Major after eleven years.

He was a counter-terrorist assault troop commander based in Okinawa and deployed to numerous clandestine missions in and around Southeast Asia.

Matt has over twenty years of executive leadership experience in the financial services industry in investment banking and management all throughout Asia, most recently as Head of Prime Services and Equities Distribution, Asia-Pacific for Credit Suisse.

He was educated at Georgia Tech University and the Air Force Institute of Technology.

Gene is the CEO and Co-founder of Blackpanda. He is a former U.S. Army Special Forces officer (Green Beret), selected for early promotion to Major after nine years.

He was a counterterrorist assault troop commander based in Okinawa and deployed to four combat tours to Iraq and the Philippines. He has been living and working in both Northeast and Southeast Asia across the technology space, leading corporate and business development efforts at Palantir Technologies and migme Limited.

Gene has a degree in computer science from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and is the author of three internationally published and best-selling books in China.