Leadership - Vivian Shi
Managing Partner, Atlanta
Vivian is a managing partner at AVAS Partners in the Chicago office. She focuses most of her time managing the firm’s finances, though she is often involved with projects involving complex financial planning and import & export issues.
Vivian has a diverse background and set of experiences spanning from medical school to consulting and investment banking. After she graduated from a medical school in China, she worked as a physician for a year in a municipal hospital. She later transitioned to business with a focus on international trade between the U.S. and China.
Vivian previously founded AIM Consulting where she gained hands-on experience in running a start-up. The firm specialized in import-exports, particularly involving the importing goods from China to the US marketplace. She worked intimately with small and medium size businesses on the issues surrounding outsourcing, working with a Chinese manufacturer and dealing with US Customs.
Most recently Vivian has worked in portfolio management at Bank of America in Global Investment Banking Division Capital Markets Group. She later transferred to Mergers and Acquisitions, focusing on food manufacturing companies.
In addition to the Bachelors of Medicine, Vivian also holds a MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and a Bachelors of Economics from the University of International Businesses and Economics in Beijing.
Vivian serves as the treasurer of the Board of Directors of AVAS Partners LLC and on the Board of Directors of ScientistGuild LLC.