Hong T. Lau


Hong T. Lau is a graduate of the London Business School with an MBA.

He has held a number of senior positions in North America and Asia in diverse industries including being a managing director of the Jim Pattison Group.

Hong has extensive experience in finance, acquisitions and corporate growth strategies.

Jeffrey K. Lee

Senior Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs, and Chief Legal Officer

Previously a partner at Silicon Valley boutique GCA Law Partners, Jeff has represented and counseled businesses (from startup ventures to Fortune 500 companies), individuals, and non-profit organizations in intellectual property, antitrust, governmental, and commercial matters.

He practiced law with the Washington, D.C. office of global firm Latham & Watkins and the Silicon Valley trial boutique Day Casebeer. Before entering private law practice, Jeff was a Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, receiving awards for outstanding performance leading investigations, trials, and appeals for the government. After graduating from law school, he served as judicial law clerk to Judge William H. Timbers on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York City.

Active in community and local matters, he was appointed to the Santa Clara Valley Water District's Independent Monitoring Committee, responsible for annual oversight reporting to taxpayers regarding the Water District's use of special parcel tax revenues. Jeff also serves on the Board of Directors and chairs the Nominations and Governance committee of Asian Americans for Community Involvement, Inc., Silicon Valley's largest community healthcare provider to Asian Americans. He was the general counsel of the Organization of Chinese Americans, a national social justice organization dedicated to promoting the social, cultural and economic well-being of Asian Americans. Jeff is a judge pro tem on the Superior Court of California.

Jeff holds a biology degree from Colgate University, where he played on the tennis team. He simultaneously earned a law degree and a master of studies in laws from Vermont Law School, while serving as the Senior Articles Editor and a Managing Board member of the Vermont Law Review. He practices and teaches the traditional Chinese martial art taijiquan (t'ai chi ch'uan).

Johnie Floater

GM, 365Connects (a division of Live365)

As General Manager of 365Connects, Johnie Floater is responsible for connecting brands with customers through the power of internet radio. 365Connects includes viral marketing solutions for clients from Walmart to Scion including custom programming and branded radio players that help to increase customer loyalty and engagement.

Johnie has extensive radio and media industry experience in a variety of strategic and senior management positions. Prior to his current position, Johnie oversaw early stage investments in music, advertising, and media companies. Roles included Senior Vice President, Incubation, Rare Medium Group, a New York based venture capital and web services NASDAQ company and Vice President Acquisitions & Alliances for Eagle River Interactive, an early NASDAQ Internet company. Johnie has also held senior positions in visionary radio companies such as KCRW and Radio Express, the international program syndication arm of ABC Radio. As Business Manager of KCRW NPR Los Angeles, he created the station's initial subscription drives, grants and corporate sponsorship activities. Johnie received his MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and was Valedictorian for not only his undergraduate, but also his graduate class. He listens to RADIO DRAMA... Joe Frank, Dick Orkin, Firesign Theatre, ZBS Foundation, LA Theatre Works ... more.

Kevin Liao

Director, Advanced Development

With more than a decade of database, software engineering, and management experience, Kevin Liao manages the overall infrastructure, server, and database components for the company. He joined Live365 as the senior database engineer tasked with building the data warehouse system and designing the database system of Live365. Over the years with the company, he has also worked on various back-end application servers of the Live365 system.

Prior to joining Live365, Kevin worked as System Engineer at the Computing Center of National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan and the Institute of Building and Planning at National Taiwan University. Kevin received a B.S. in Computer Science from the National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan and a M.S. in Computer Science from University of Massachusetts Boston. He was also in the Ph.D program in Computer Science at the University of Southern California with Dr. Dennis McLeod, a pioneer in objected oriented and federated database systems. He listens to new age, easy listening, and classical stations.

Jeffrey Tam

Director, Product Management

Jeff Tam has spent his career building engaging consumer mobile and web experiences. At Live365, he is responsible for product management, helping define business requirements and working with engineering to roll out exciting new Live365 features and products across web, mobile, and desktop.

Prior to joining Live365, Jeff was the lead product manager for major landing pages and section pages on Yahoo!'s media websites, across web and mobile. Jeff was at the forefront of Yahoo's web modernization efforts, moving all of Yahoo's major media verticals globally (News, Finance, Sports, etc.) off of legacy websites and onto a common stack - the Yahoo Publishing Platform. Jeff developed the platform's first mobile and tablet optimized set of landing/section pages and initiated/released re-designs of the websites on the platform. In addition, he led content personalization efforts across Yahoo's media verticals, which led to increases in content clickthrough rates. Jeff started his product management career at Epocrates, where he spent many years building consumer facing native mobile applications (ranging from iPhone to BlackBerry to Palm) as well as developing fruitful sponsorship opportunities for those applications. Jeff has a B.S in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and started his career doing software quality assurance as well as software engineering. He listens to Classical stations, Asian, Pop, Celtic, and 40's stations.