Ms. Yu is a Co-founder and General Partner of Sunwater Capital. Ms. Yu is the founder of Greencourt Development, a Shanghai-based private real estate development and investment company and the controlling shareholder of Shanghai Greencourt Investment Group, a Shanghai-listed asset management company. During her real estate career, Ms. Yu has developed more than 36 million square feet of residential, commercial, and retail property in China and the United States.
Ms. Yu’s other entrepreneurial activities include the founding of ViiNet, a fintech company helping Chinese allocate assets globally, and Yuan Media, a digital media company. Ms. Yu is the chairman of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation committee at the International Leadership Foundation and a co-founder of the Sunwater Institute.
Matthew Chervenak is an entrepreneur and investor in healthcare, data, real estate, and public policy.
Mr. Chervenak is a founder and General Partner of Sunwater Capital. He is the founder and President of the Sunwater Institute, a think tank focused on exploring fundamental ideas for a more prosperous society.
Mr. Chervenak founded and was the CEO of GBI, a data and analytics company serving the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Prior to his entrepreneurial and investment activities, Mr. Chervenak worked as a strategy consultant and conducted neuroscience research.
Managing Director & General Counsel
Mr. Lavinthal is Managing Director and General Counsel of Sunwater Capital. Mr. Lavinthal handles a variety of issues for Sunwater including legal matters, deal management, operations, and estate planning. Prior to joining Sunwater, Mr. Lavinthal managed the legal departments of GBI, a Shanghai-based intelligence company focused on the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, and UrbanDaddy, a New York-based media and commerce company. Before joining UrbanDaddy, Mr. Lavinthal engaged in complex cases in corporate governance, internal investigations, reinsurance, intellectual property, and general commercial disputes at Willkie Farr & Gallagher.
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Gualino is Chief Financial Officer at Sunwater Capital. Ms. Gualino has extensive experience structuring transactions and managing the complexity of international taxation. Prior to joining Sunwater, Ms. Gualino led international tax at American Capital, structured investments and performed due diligence at PwC and at KPMG and developed cross-border tax strategies at Diageo. Ms. Gualino holds a B.S. in accounting from New York University, where she also earned an MBA in finance and tax. She holds active CPA licenses in New Jersey and Virginia.
Director, Healthcare and Information
Mr. Gilkerson is Director, Healthcare and Information at Sunwater Capital. His responsibilities include investment sourcing, due diligence, execution, and oversight, with particular emphasis on healthcare and information companies. Prior to joining Sunwater, Mr. Gilkerson founded Fellow Health, a provider network management business that merged with FetchMD. Prior to Fellow Health, Mr. Gilkerson led corporate development at The Advisory Board Company and was part of the natural resources group at Banc of America Securities. Mr. Gilkerson holds a master’s degree in finance and Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University.
HR & Operations Manager
Ms. Washington is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the office including human resources, scheduling, information technology, event planning, and managing resources and providing support. Prior to joining Sunwater, Ms. Washington was the Lead Executive Assistant at a health services advisory firm in Washington, DC. Ms. Washington holds a bachelor’s degree in criminology and comparative politics from West Virginia University and studied at the London School of Economics. Ms. Washington is a United States Army veteran and served overseas.
Mr. Tompkins is the Controller at Sunwater Capital. His responsibilities include the oversight and execution of accounting operations, financial reporting, and enterprise risk management. In his career, Mr. Tompkins led accounting and enterprise risk consulting engagements with Deloitte & Touche, and provided audit and tax services with a regional accounting firm. He most recently held the role of Director of Accounting at Clark Construction Group. Mr. Tompkins earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from George Mason University. He holds a CPA license in Virginia and Washington, DC.
Mina is a Project Manager, supporting the design and planning of construction projects. Before working with Sunwater Capital, Mina worked as a General Manager in a construction company where she worked on residential and small commercial projects, such as new constructions, renovations, and additions. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Marywood University.
Her education and experience in architecture and construction make her well-suited for her current role as Project Manager, where she can apply her knowledge and skills to oversee and manage the design and construction of projects.
Financial Planning and Analysis
Ms. Zhuang is the Financial Analyst at Sunwater Capital. Working with the CFO and the rest of the finance team, Ms. Zhuang focuses on the financial planning and analysis across Sunwater’s investment portfolio. Her responsibilities include modeling and analytical support for acquisition, financing, leasing, and operating strategies, as well as assisting in due diligence, valuation, and market analysis. Prior to joining Sunwater, Ms. Zhuang worked as a financial analyst for an asset management firm. Ms. Zhuang holds master’s degrees in Finance and Personal Financial Planning from University of Missouri-Columbia. She is expecting her Master of Accountancy Degree from George Washington University in May 2023.
Ezgi Naz Dülger
Ms. Dülger is the Legal Analyst at Sunwater Capital. Working with the Managing Director and General Counsel, her responsibilities include contract management, client negotiations, compliance and governance, internal operation support, legal process support as well as corporate transaction support.
Ms. Dang is a Staff Accountant with Sunwater Capital. Working with Finance and Accounting department leadership, her responsibilities include assisting with financial accounting, treasury operations, and financial reporting. Before joining Sunwater, Ms. Dang worked as Staff Accountant at a CPA firm where she provided tax, accounting, and payroll services for small businesses and individuals. Ms. Dang holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Master’s degree in Finance and Accounting Management.
Ms. Rodriguez is a Staff Account with Sunwater Capital. She assists with the accounting and reporting for the Sunwater Funds, The Sunwater Institute, Yuan Foundation, and Viinet. Liz earned her bachelor’s degree in Public Accounting and has worked for one of the largest global accounting firms in the world.
Dylan is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the office including ordering supplies, scheduling, information technology, event planning, managing resources, and providing support. Prior to joining Sunwater, Dylan was an Operations Coordinator at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC. Dylan holds a BA in International Studies from American University and an MA in Social Entrepreneurship and Change from the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology.