Sean is Director of Strategy at Blackpeak, an Asia-focused investigative research and risk advisory firm, and works with the founding partners on the development and execution of key strategic and operational initiatives at the firm. Currently based in Hong Kong, Sean has extensive experience managing due diligence assignments as well as complex investigative research projects for financial services, law firms and corporate clients. Sean previously spent five years working in mainland China, including time at Blackpeak’s Shanghai office and later relocating to establish and head Blackpeak’s office in Beijing. Prior to joining Blackpeak, Sean was a consultant at Control Risks, where he conducted business intelligence and investigative due diligence projects in North Asia. Before that, he was a China-focused researcher at the Brookings Institution and worked at the law firm Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, DC.Sean holds an MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in Foreign Affairs and History from the University of Virginia. He is Taiwanese-American and is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.