LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Express ("Panda") co-founders Andrew and Peggy Cherng are pleased to announce that Warren Woo and Carey Do Kim have joined the investment arm of the Cherng Family Trust Office ("CFT"). Warren and Carey will focus on expanding CFT's Alternative Investment platform, primarily making direct and indirect private equity, private debt and venture capital investments across various sectors, including hospitality. Together with David Luo, Vice President of Real Estate, who focuses on CFT's real estate investments, they will also engage in commercial and mixed-use real estate investments and developments.
"We are delighted to welcome Warren as our Chief Investment Officer and Carey as a Managing Director, both based in our Los Angeles area office," said Andrew Cherng, Founder, Chairman & Co-CEO and Peggy Cherng, Ph.D., Co Chair & Co-CEO of Panda. "Our goal is to build a world-class Alternative Investment platform and Warren and Carey are the right people to lead this effort. We look forward to Warren and Carey contributing to our family office and supporting the Mission & Values of the Cherng Family Trust Office."
"We are thrilled to learn from and partner with Andrew and Peggy, as we collectively refine, develop and expand CFT's Alternative Investment strategies. We will be very active in sourcing, underwriting and executing new investment opportunities of all types," said Warren Woo.
Currently, Warren Woo is also a Founding Partner and Managing General Partner of Breakaway Capital, a private investment firm focused on direct lending. Previously, Warren was a Founding Partner of Moelis & Company; Vice Chairman and Global Head of Leveraged Finance, Financial Sponsors and Hedge Funds at UBS Investment Bank; Managing Director at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette; and Vice President at Drexel Burnham Lambert. Warren graduated from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA. Warren is an owner of the Nashville Predators, a National Hockey League franchise. Previously, Carey Do Kim was a Managing Director at Wells Fargo & Co., responsible for originating and structuring credit facilities ranging from $25 million to $1 billion+. Carey graduated cum laude from UC Riverside.
About Panda Express
Panda Express, America's favorite Chinese Kitchen, is best known for its wide variety of original recipes including The Original Orange Chicken, SweetFire Chicken Breast®, award-winning Honey Walnut Shrimp™ and Shanghai Angus Steak™. Founded in 1983 and now with more than 1,900 locations throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, Canada, Mexico, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Korea, Panda Express is part of the family-owned and operated Panda Restaurant Group, the world leader in Asian dining experiences that also includes Panda Inn and Hibachi-San. For more information, visit pandaexpress.com, or become a fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
About Cherng Family Trust Office
Founded in 2005, the Cherng Family Trust Office is a dynamic, single family office organization accountable for the administration, finances, investments, and charitable initiatives of Andrew & Peggy Cherng and their family. With a team of 30 associates located in Henderson, Nevada, and Rosemead, California, the Cherng Family Trust Office strives to further the development and growth of its family members, its associates, its investment partners, as well as the local communities with which it is engaged.
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