Dr. Benjamin Tran was appointed to Iveda’s Advisory Board in early 2021 as Senior Advisor. He has been the corporate strategist, investor, and financial partner in the formation and growth of several emerging growth companies. As president of United System Capital (USC), Benjamin specializes in cross-border M&A advisory, private equity, and merchant banking. Prior to USC, he served as president of an Asia-based JV with Brean Murray Carret & Co., a New York-based investment bank that has transacted over 100 IPOs/APOs/SPACs and raised over $4B for U.S. and Asian companies. Benjamin spearheaded the organization to formulate a multi-functional investment banking service for emerging growth companies via globalization strategies. Benjamin has been seasoned international consultant providing corporate development and interim senior management to SMEs in Silicon Valley and Asia Pacific region. He also served as a board director, CFO, corporate strategist, and executive advisor for several distressed companies, managing turn-around situations. As a Silicon Valley high-tech veteran, Benjamin brings over 20 years of diversified experience including mergers and acquisitions, venture management, strategic marketing and international business development. Prior to his investment and corporate advisory career, Benjamin worked for technology leaders including Micron Technology, Fujitsu Microelectronics, Mitsubishi Electric America, Philips Semiconductors, holding various senior technical and marketing management positions. Benjamin received his MBA and PhD in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and his BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from San Jose State University in California.