Brenda Chia

Founding Board Member & Co-Chair

Brenda is a Director at Paladin Capital Group a leading venture and growth investment firm based in Washington, DC. Her responsibilities include identifying and developing new opportunities for Paladin in the areas of LP relationships, investments, co-investments and exits.

From 2007 until 2012, Brenda was the first President of the Association of Asian American Investment Managers (, an organization that brings together institutional capital and qualified Asian American investors across major asset classes to conduct business and build alliances. She played a major role in fostering the organization's key relationships with U.S. public pension funds, endowments, foundations and Asian sovereign wealth funds. Brenda is the current Board Co-Chair for the organization.

While attending business school at Harvard, Brenda developed the strategy and market approach to commercialize a proprietary technology for reconfigurable computing developed at MIT. The company, Silicon Spice, was funded by Kleiner Perkins, Cisco Systems and New Enterprise Associates, among others. Broadcom acquired Silicon Spice in 2000.

Brenda has broad U.S. and international experience developing and executing business, marketing, and operational strategies for emerging and established companies. She served as a case leader with The Boston Consulting Group in Boston and a project manager for Accenture in Asia and Europe. Brenda has worked abroad extensively in Singapore, London and Jakarta.

She holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science, graduating at the top of her year with First Class Honors from National University of Singapore, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. She is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and Bahasa Indonesia.