The 2009 Inc. 500: Top 10 Asian-Run Companies
Chen Gang, Co-founder, See Kai Run, No. 196
Chen Gang was born in Tianjin, China, and completed his graduate degree in structural engineering at TsingHua University in Beijing. But, rather than launch a career in China, Gang had his sights set on the U.S. In 1988, he came to the U.S. with a plan to get his PhD in engineering. But his interests soon changed and he decided to pursue an MBA instead. After a few years of working in the highly competitive field of options trading, he and his wife Cause Haun quit their corporate jobs and took to the entrepreneurial path together. They started See Kai Run in 2004, a company that makes baby shoes, after their first son Kai was born.