PowerGate Software Management Team
CEO, Vietnam Managing Director
Nghia has over 15 years of management experience in the software industry. He joined PowerGate Software after managing a large development team of over 300 engineers for UK and US markets for 6 years. Before that he also founded 2 other software companies which were acquired by large corporations.
Throughout his career, his roles have encompassed programing, software architecture design, project management, training, sales, marketing and operational management where he has held a number of senior roles.
Nghia is a PMP project & program manager, Agile/Scrum master and has a strong background in customer service excellence.
Co-CEO North America
Thomas is a well accomplished, hands on technology executive, with a proven track record of successfully launching high growth, disruptive, technology products in the education space. He was the founding CEO of Tutor Universe (now called GotIt! – a top ranked education app in the U.S. and several other countries). At GotIt! He helped build and lead a team of experienced engineers and famous mentors which include Guy Kawasaki (Chief Evangelist of Apple, Venture Capitalist, and bestselling author) and successfully helped raise several rounds of funding in Silicon Valley.
Prior to Tutor Universe, he worked on a PhD in Computer Science and had major publications in the fields of machine learning, natural language processing, internet security, distributed systems, and computational epidemiology. He is the author of a patent on advanced matching technology, and an active advisor/investor in a handful of technology startups across the country. He also teaches a course on mobile application development in the University of Iowa’s Department of Computer Science.
Director | Asia & PowerGate Labs
Shawn enjoys building and growing technology-enabled businesses. He has rich experience in the start-up journey, having served in various roles as director, advisor and founder. Shawn has contributed in areas such as strategy, M&A and fundraising, product management, operations management and governance.
He currently serves on the board of several Vietnamese software technology companies and is involved in several entrepreneurial initiatives, including a RegTech and HRTech startup. A strong advocate of Vietnamese tech talent, he also advises the Vietnamese Government on start-up policy. Shawn graduated from Yale University (M.A., IDE) and the University of Toronto (Mech Engineering), and was certified as a PMP project manager.
COO North America
Isaac is a creative, growth hacking marketer with 8+ years of building and executing market-beating digital media campaigns. As an independent affiliate marketer, he generated hundreds of millions in sales for partners in a variety of verticals, including real estate, telecommunications, education, travel, and many others. One of these partnerships led to his founding a multi-platform tee time booking service called GolfCenter. He led product development and user acquisition for the iOS, Android and web apps.
He was also the Director of Market Strategy for Higher Learning Technologies, a mobile app company based in Coralville, IA that is the publisher of the highest grossing education apps for iOS and Android. He is responsible for driving revenue growth for dozens of apps that have more than 1.5 million combined installs. For mobile app growth hacking, he deploys a range of strategies using different tools and platforms, including App Store Optimization (ASO), viral social media content creation, Facebook ads and Google Adwords. he also serves as a special advisor to numerous startups, including Telepharm Technologies (a fast growing start-up in lowa City).
Cuong has over 12 years of experience in software development with a proven track record of developing and deploying large systems. For the past 6 years at PowerGate Software, he has been designing systems and leading development for clients in United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. He’s an expert at helping teams overcome difficult technical issues, implementing cutting edge technologies, and bringing teams to higher levels of technical expertise.
Before joining PowerGate, he built large scale education platforms for the Ministry of Education, FPT Corporation and VTC Online, such as ViOlympic platform with 5 million users and IOE with 10 million members.
Cuong holds a Computer Science degree from Vietnam National University of Engineering and Technology.
Kim Anh Ng.
A motivational leader, Kim Anh creates and administers Human Resources and organizational programs that support business strategy, enhance organizational effectiveness and help employees unleash their potential. She has over a decade of human resources experience in the information technology space including recruiting, training, performance management, career development, diversity program development, employee relations, benefits, compensation, payroll, safety, and compliance issues.
After joining the PowerGate team in 2011, Kim Anh shortly grew into the role as the human resources manager of PowerGate, a position she has held for the last 4 years. Prior to PowerGate, she worked as a Quality Assurance Lead for a major Japanese corporation for over 5 years.
Kim Anh holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Hanoi University of Science and Technology.