As Chief Administrative and Operations Officer (CAO) of Lion Cao, Virginia directs the operational, administrative and financial affairs of the firm. Virginia manages the firm’s investment portfolio, financial plans, operating budget, firm policies, accounting practices and procedures, tax, audit, risk, compliance, and governance issues as well as all day-to-day operations. In addition, Virginia heads investor relations, public relations, human resources and IT. Virginia is co-leader of the Executive Management team’s strategic planning and development initiatives. As a member of the Investment Committee, Virginia manages the interface between investment sourcing and execution and new investment fulfillment and integration. Virginia was a founding team member (along with David De Leeuw) of Lion Chemical Capital (“Lion Chemical”) in 2002. Virginia continues to direct operations, finance, and administration for Lion Chemical out of the New York office. Prior to Lion Chemical, Virginia headed the New York operational team of McCown De Leeuw & Co. (MDC), a middle-market private equity firm that raised over $1.2 billion in four funds.