Managing Partners

Gary Kellmann

Gary specializes in supply chain management, product development and financing.  Innovator and advocate of disruptive technologies in the Internet of Things, Bitcoin, Block Chain, and Fintech categories. 

 

A 25-year veteran of the manufacturing and wholesale distribution of consumer products,  Gary received his B.S. in Electronics and Marketing from Southeast Missouri State University.  Gary began his career by developing and selling his first consumer product ideas while in college. Which helped finance his expenses throughout the college years.  His first big hit, after graduating college was an invention in the HBA category where he landed repeat orders with Walmart Stores and specialty chains. The next 10 years Gary established recognition in the novelty and beauty category with the world famous LED flashing Belly Lights in 2001 (over 2 million sold).  And in 2003 with the braid lights (over 1 million sold) before selling his company in 2004. Currently leading his company in the product categories of: High Tech wearables, Internet of Things (IOT), Performance Sportswear and devices, Outdoor Sporting goods, and medical products. With KDK’s supply chain support their clients have enjoyed over 80 million in sales to date.

 

Gary also speaks Mandarin Chinese and serves on the board of the Asian American Chamber of Commerce St. Louis.  

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Jeff Wade​

Jeff is a talented and accomplished individual who excels at relationship building and team management.  He has over a decade of experience producing results for high echelon clients including software companies, non-profits, and medical practices in both sales and marketing. Jeff received his B.S. in Marketing from Southern Illinois University in 2002.  It was there that he developed his passion for helping organizations succeed and traveling the world.  He has worked in Brazil, and Mexico, and has fostered enduring relationships with organizations in China, Phillipines, and Vietnam. With an overflow of international experience, Jeff has a strong understanding of various markets, both nationwide and internationally.  He has worked in the medical industry in both sales and as a managing partner.

 

Jeff currently sits on the board of the Asian American Chamber of Commerce as the first Filipino-American elected.  He enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife, Anna, and his two kids, Myla and Judan.  In his free time, you will see him at sporting events and playing poker with friends.

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President & CEO, USAKO Group, LLC

 

Han has earned 3 decades of wide range of experience in business investment and community service, focusing on venture capital, medical supplies and commercial real estate.

 

With his business background, he successfully founded and operated multiple investment ventures including USAKO Group. He has brought and guided multiple Asian products including medical supplies, investments, and companies to U.S.A. for the past few decades.

 

His community service commitment includes currently-serving-on various international economic development boards such the Saint Louis County Economic Rescue in Missouri, Fairview Heights City Board in Illinois, a local chamber of commerce along with S. Korean presidential advisory board (NUAC).

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