Connecticut, Strategic Business Advisor Michael Chen
About Michael Chen
Based in New Canaan, Connecticut, Michael Chen has led the business consulting firm Chen & Associates as CEO and general partner since 1998. His firm’s advisory solutions span a number of industries, including the financial services, aviation, media,and food industries. He is currently engaged with two company CEOs in the aviation and media sector in an advisory capacity to help them build their company's strategic plan. Michael Chen is also working with a family office and foundation as it sets in place a dedicated business strategy.
Mr. Chen’s corporate experience extends to the mid-1980s, when he accepted a role as a financial analyst with IBM Corporation. He subsequently took a position with General Electric Company (GE) as vice president for GE Capital Aviation Services. In 1999, he assumed responsibilities as senior vice president and general manager, North America, and drove net income expansion five times from 1999 to 2007. Michael Chen was then promoted to a GE Vice President and Officer, and CEO of GE's Media and Telecommunications financing business, where he created and built the Peacock Equity Fund as a digital media-focused joint venture between NBC Universal and GE Capital. This successful endeavor produced significant investment gains prior to its sale to Comcast Ventures. Well recognized in his field, Mr. Chen earned the Asian American Business Development Center’s 2008 Business Person of the Year Pinnacle Award and was named one of the top sales executives in Jeffrey Fox's bestselling book "Secrets of Great Rainmakers."