Jack Zhao

Jack Zhao
赵捷

美国国家中国园基金会董事会成员Board Member, National China Garden Foundation

赵捷先生1985年从中国来到美国,在辛辛那提大学获得理学硕士学位。1995年他入籍成为美国公民。在毕马威会计师事务所担任高级经理期间,他成为精算师协会的会员及国税局注册精算师,具有签署公司扣除退休资金纳税申报资格。2003年赵先生创立了iTalk全球通信公司,该公司致力于为全球华人社区提供更好的服务。在他的领导下,iTalk成为北美排名前5名的VoIP公司。赵先生不仅是一位成功的企业家, 也是一位卓有远见的战略家,他打造了iTalk一个可扩展增长的商业模式。2012年263网络通信集团以8千万美元收购了iTalk,该集团是一家上市公司,也是中国最大的综合电信服务供应商。而赵先生继续担任公司首席执行总裁,领导公司迎接每次新的业务挑战,以其固有的敢于创新精神,创造性地解决问题,对风险实时评估,为更多海外华人提供优质服务。

赵先生很爱国,对美国给予他及家人的种种机会深怀感激。作为公认的人道主义者和穷困无助人士倡导者,赵先生为儿童,受灾群众和美国退伍军人举办过多次筹款和慈善活动。他也为自己的中国血统深感骄傲,始终重视家庭,教育和勤奋的传统价值观。他所从事的慈善捐助中心多项活动以教育为主,他深知教育在传承和推广中国文化中所起到的至关重要作用。

Mr. Jack Jie Zhao first came to the United States from China in 1985 to attend the University of Cincinnati, where he received a Master’s degree in Science. He became a United States citizen in 1995. During his career as a senior manager at KPMG, he became a member of the Society of Actuaries and an enrolled actuary with the Internal Revenue Service, where he was qualified to sign corporation’s tax return to deduct retirement funding. In 2003 Mr. Zhao established iTalk Global Communications, Inc., a company dedicated to building better life for the Chinese diaspora communities and which, under his leadership, is ranked among the Top 5 VoIP companies in North America. Not only is Mr. Zhao a successful entrepreneur, but he is also a visionary strategist who creates a scalable business model for the growth of iTalk. In 2012, iTalk was sold in an amount of $80 million to Net263 co., Ltd, a public company and China-based provider of integrated communication services. At the same time, Mr. Zhao continues to lead the company as CEO and aims to approach each new business challenge with his intrinsic flair for innovation, creative problem-solving and measured risk-taking to benefit more overseas Chinese.

Mr. Zhao is very patriotic and thankful for all of the opportunities the United States has given him and his family. Recognized as a humanitarian and advocate for the poor and helpless, Mr. Zhao has organized many fundraising drives and charity events for children, disaster victims and U.S. veterans. He is also very proud of his Chinese heritage and has always emphasized the traditional values of family, education and hard work. Many of his campaigns and charitable contributions center around the importance of education, as he understands deeply the crucial role education plays in the preservation and promotion of Chinese culture.