Sophie is a seasoned leader in development, materials, manufacturing, strategy and supply chain management. She has worked in the footwear industry for 20+ years, successfully leading global teams throughout Asia and in North America.
Sophie uses her extensive skills in language and culture to build successful and long-lasting business relationships that complete projects and gain trust with her clients, customers, vendors and colleagues. Sophie has lived in China, Taiwan and Vietnam for 20 years before relocating to California in 2015.
From 2010 to 2014, Sophie worked with a global company as the Senior Director of R&D and Supply Chain in Dongguan, China. In this role, she was responsible for leading a team of 70+ (Directors, Developers, and Technicians) across three locations (Dongguan, Zhongshan, Putian), including Chinese, Taiwanese, Brazilian and US expats working with over 20+ shoe factories/agents.
Sophie graduated cum laude with a major in Chinese Language and Literature from Hunter College, City University of NY, in New York, USA. She has also studied intensive Chinese language, culture and history at Fu Jen University in Hsinchuang, Taiwan R.O.C.
While attending to these vast duties and responsibilities, Sophie contributes her skills as an interculturalist, facilitator, advisor, mentor, change-agent, and visionary to faeron. Sophie believes whole-heartedly in the importance of cultural understanding and global citizenship and shares this verve with her colleagues and clients at faeron.
Sophie is proficient in English and Mandarin Chinese.
Now she lives in Santa Barbara, California, with her husband and twin children.