Charles H. Shian, Co-Founder

Charles H. Shian is the Founder and Managing Director of Keyshore Investments.
Prior to founding Keyshore Investments in 2012, Mr. Shian was a buyer and operational analyst at Johnson & Johnson from 2002 to 2005. There, he developed and implemented two inventory management programs that reduced annual cost by $2m.

From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Shian worked at Japonica Partner as a senior investment analyst performing various roles including market research, capital raising, and making investments ranging from $500k to $10m across the capital structure, including senior secured debt, high-yield bonds, common/preferred equity, and treasuries.

From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Shian was a senior financial analyst at Boston Scientific, acting as assistant controller within the Strategic Sourcing Group responsible for managing the Group’s $60m annual budget. These responsibilities including financial statement preparation/consolidation with commentaries to senior management, general ledger, balance sheet/accruals, P&L reporting, SOX 302 reporting, tax compliance and internal audits (supplier and capital equipment analysis).

Mr. Shian received his undergraduate degree from Bryant University with a dual concentration in Finance and Economics. In his spare time, Mr. Shian is actively involved in several local non-profits in the Boston area, including Big Brother Big Sister of Massachusetts Bay, Rice Sticks & Tea, and NAAAP Boston.

Mr. Shian is also a founding member of the Asian Entrepreneurship Foundation in Boston, and sits on the board of Chicken & Rice Guys.

Ian So, Co-Founder

Aggressive, community conscious, entrepreneur looking to revolutionize the world through entrepreneurship. Professionally Ian is looking to build the first global food truck chain. His business, Chicken & Rice Guys has had a great head start. In 3 short years, Chicken & Rice Guys have experienced double digit revenue growth through growing to a total of 4 food trucks, a downtown Boston store front, as well as a full service catering and consulting business.

Along the way, Chicken & Rice Guys have numerous awards and publications in the media including, Boston Eater’s Hottest Restaurants of 2015, Thrillist’s Best Food Trucks in Boston, Reader’s Digest Nationally Top Ranked Food Truck, Boston A-List’s Best Food Truck of 2013 and 2014, and has enjoyed top rankings in catering and food trucks on

Ian has been a panel speaker with Bizarre Food’s Andrew Zimmern & Top Chef Gail Simmons at Babson College’s Food Day, NAAAP’s New England Leadership Conference, City of Boston Office of Business Development’s Social Media Accelerator. He also has been featured in the Boston Business Journal and was recently nominated for Bostinno’s 2015 Boston Alumni Social Impact Award.

Chak Fu Lam, Co-Founder

Chak Fu is an Assistant Professor of Management & Entrepreneurship at Suffolk University, teaching leadership development courses such as Building a Positive Organization and Energy Management based on his cutting edge research.

He is the co-founder of Positive Leader, L.L.C., a management consulting company that helps corporate leaders and executives achieve superior performance through creating a positive work environment and an engaged workforce. He is also a managing partner at eLearning Mind, L.L.C., a corporate online training company that help corporations transform existing learning material into memorable eLearning experiences that engage learners.

Chak Fu graduated from Middlebury College with a BA in Psychology and Economics. He also has a Ph.D. degree in Management and Organization from the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business. He is fluent in several languages including English, Chinese, Mandarin and Italian.

ACE Next Gen Board

Ian So

CEO Chicken & Rice Guys

Charles Shian

Founder Keyshore Investments

Dale Ting

Founder Wing Ting Enterprises

Youngro Lee

CEO Nextseed

Lavanya Jawaharlal

President STEM Center USA

Chewy Jang

President Kid’s Dream

ACE NextGen Advisory Board

Philip Lee

CEO, Philip Lee Enterprises

Amrit Chaudhuri

CEO, Mass Innovation Labs

Janak Sanariya

Adjunct Professor, Media Ventures Program, Boston University

Tuan Pham

DIrector, Anime Boston

Le Zhang

CEO Squadle, Inc.

Jeff Ching

CoFounder Mortgage Auction

ACE National Board

Andrew Chau

Boba Guys

Bill Imada

IW Group INC

Tracey Doi

Toyota Motor Sales, USA INC

Jimmy Ferguson

Asian McDonald’s Operations Assoc.

Shau-wai Lam

DCH Auto Group

Wallace K. Tsuha

The Tsuha Foundation