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Executive Team

  • Stephen Perl – CEO

    Mr. Stephen Perl, CEO of 1st PMF Bancorp, a leading U.S. based commercial lender specializing in providing factoring and trade financing to small businesses for domestic and foreign business.  PMF Bancorp provides invoice factoring, small business loans, credit insurance and underwriting services, and trade financing.

    Mr. Perl is well-versed in small business financing as a commercial lender for over 20 years and has received many awards for the impact of his work in helping businesses grow over the last two decades.

    Additionally, Mr. Perl has years of experience in international trade and is also founder of the ChinaMart® USA, a platform assisting Chinese companies with their US investments and structures.

    Mr. Perl is also the author of Dancing with the Dragon: Secrets of Doing Business with China, an executive’s guide to doing business with China.

    Mr. Perl holds an MBA with a focus on finance and marketing and has earned following awards for his work in financing businesses over the last 20 years: the Caltech Monte-Jade Business Award, Chinese CEO-American Society Business Award, Latin Business Association Business Award, Knowledge Institute Small Business Champion, Honorary Professor of Finance at the Guangdong Financial University, and Qingdao Business City Consultant title as 1st Business Adviser to the City. 

  • Neisha Pereira – Vice President of Operations

    Ms. Pereira joined 1st PMF Bancorp in 2000.  Ms. Pereira is responsible for structuring commercial credit facilities for small to medium size companies, and monitoring day to day operations of the PMF portfolio.

    Ms. Pereira holds a Bachelors degree through Bombay University, India. Ms. Pereira has also earned a Master of Business in Marketing and Administration from Narsee Monje Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, rated as one of the top ten management institutions in India.

    Ms.Pereira’s business experience includes working for Citibank and Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank, India (HSBC).  Her earlier experience also includes working with The Times of India as a Brand Equity Manager, Kodak International as Product Manager, and Pacifica Hotel Company managing two hotels in Los Angeles.

  • Miles Lee – Director Greater China

    Mr. Lee is a Director and Research-Fellow at China Development Institute in Shenzhen, China and has provided research for work relating to Walmart (China)’s entry as well as other large corporations development in Shenzhen. Mr. Lee’s research over the last two decades has been to support large multi-national corporation’s entry and development in China as well as their M&A activity in overseas markets. Currently, Mr. Lee assists large Chinese companies with their investment and expansion into the U.S. market under the ChinaMart™ umbrella of support and services.

  • Victor Du – Senior Trade Manager (Shenzhen)

    Mr. Du is a seasoned trade manager manager supporting PMF and its clients in China. For over 7 years, Mr. Du has worked with Chinese companies expanding in to U.S. markets and assisted them with their trade operations.

  • Mr. Cui – Trade Manager at YiWu Office (Shenzhen)

    Mr. Cui is a Trade manager providing support out for PMF and CMLA’s YiWu Mart Office in Shenzhen. Mr. Cui’s background is in international trade.