Dr. Minder Cheng is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Member at ThirdStream Partners. He was a Board Member and Advisor at Armanta. Dr. Cheng is a Chairman at MediaCrossing. Minder Cheng is an active investor and has served on the MediaCrossing Board of Directors since its founding. He also serves as a Board member of NYSE-listed ITG (Investment Technology Group) and on the Advisory Board of Big Data innovator ParAccel. He also serves as General Partner and Member of The Board of Advisors at True Arrow Capital Management. Until July 2010, he was Chief Investment Officer for Index Equity and Capital Markets globally at BlackRock, based in San Francisco and was also a member of the firm's Operating Committee. Dr. Cheng joined BlackRock at the time of its 2009 acquisition of Barclays Global Investors ("BGI"), where he was a member of the firm's Executive Committee and worked in a variety of capacities for the prior 10 years. Prior to BGI, Dr. Cheng held research, strategy and proprietary trading roles at Convergence Asset Management in Connecticut, Sumitomo Finance International in London, Salomon Brothers in Tokyo, and the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Mr. Cheng holds a PhD, a MS and a MBA from the University of California at Berkeley and a BA from National Taiwan University.