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Benjamin Tran co-founded Bitech and currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company since its inception in January 2021.
He has been the corporate strategist, investor, and financial partner in the formation and growth of several emerging growth technology companies. Benjamin specializes in cross-border M&A, private equity, merchant banking advisory and technology marketing. He also serves as Managing Partner of Cleantek Venture Capital, a cleantech-focused private equity advisory firm since January 2021 to present. Benjamin, at times, serves as senior advisor to several publicly traded companies.
Since February 2021 to present, Benjamin has served as Senior Capital Market Advisor for Iveda Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: IVDA), an AI and IoT technology company to assist with financing and uplisting to Nasdaq. From August 2017 to January 2019, he served as Advisory Chairman of Vemanti Group, Inc. (OTCQB: VMNT), an innovative fintech company to assist in M&A and international business development. From November 2018 to April 2021, Benjamin also co-founded and served as chairman of CBMD.com, a privately held physician-based CBD science company specializing in pain management. Benjamin served as CFO of privately held Stock Navigators, a leading software and educational training institution for technical traders from June 2018 to June 2019.
Since 2014 to present, Benjamin has served as managing partner of United System Capital, a private equity advisory firm in Newport Beach, California. Prior to United System Capital, Benjamin was managing partner of an Asia-based joint venture with Brean Murray Carret & Co., a New York-based investment bank that has transacted over 100 IPOs/APOs/SPACs and raised over $4B for the 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 small and medium sized enterprises in Silicon Valley and the 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 a PhD in Business Administration, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, a Masters of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from San Jose State University, California.