JeffChen_ExecutiveDirector

I received my finance and capital markets training from 1989 to 1998, working in New York City for several Big 8 Accounting firms and a specialty finance lender for residential and commercial loans.  In 1999, I became a shareholder and principal at Arrow Financial Services, a 200-employee, two-location call center operation headquartered in Chicago.  Over the next four years, Arrow landed on the “Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies” list, and in 2004 was acquired by Sallie Mae.  I continued to lead the Arrow subsidiary until 2008, delivering consistent revenue growth and cash profits.  In 2009, I co-founded and currently serve as a Board Member of Belos Capital (Asia) Limited, a Hong Kong based company serving the non-performing loan industry in the Greater China markets.

Fitness has always been an integral part of my life.  A steady martial arts practice since the age of 13 has instilled discipline.  I started hatha yoga in April 2000 and found that a steady practice kept me strong, fit, and mentally conditioned for today’s stressful world.  In 2008, I became a certified Bikram Yoga instructor and co-founded the PURE Bikram Yoga studios in Austin, Texas with my wife Mardy.

The greatest satisfaction in my life is to be witness to the transformation of people through a regular practice of yoga.  Through PURE Action, Inc., we will promote the science, research, and education of the myriad of benefits of hatha yoga to the Western world.