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Joel Haines is the CEO of Five-Star Sports and has 11 years of working experience in the youth education industry in China. Mr. Haines is fluent in written and spoken Mandarin. Since Five-Star’s founding in 2012, Mr. Haines has led all aspects of business strategy & operations, building the company from a single-coach program to its current stage of business. Mr. Haines has provided the vision behind critical growth efforts including multi-city expansion, pursuit of strategic branding and operations partners, corporate negotiations, and hiring of key expansion-focused staff. Mr. Haines is a Graduate of Crandall University with dual Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Education. Mr. Haines completed his Mandarin studies at Shenzhen University, with HSK Level 6 certification.



Jeff joined Five Star Sports at the start-up phase as the largest outside investor in 2012. He is a board member and active advisor to the company and is the second largest shareholder behind founder Joel Haines.

Mr. Olyniec is the cofounder and CEO of New Vision Display (NVD), a public company (SZSE: 300120.sz) engaged in the manufacturing of LCDs, touch panels, and protective glass for use in products such as automobiles, medical equipment, and consumers goods. He orchestrated the buyout of the entity from Flextronics (NYSE: FLEX) in 2012 and grew the company's revenue threefold by 2017. He then completed a backdoor listing of NVD via Jing Wei Electric (SZSE: 300120.SZ) in August 2017 resulting in a 22x return for founding shareholders.

Mr. Olyniec is an active investor having founded or been involved in the start-up of several entities during his 20+ years living in China. Industries in which he has held senior management positions or was a founder have included golf resorts, golf academies, high tech electronics components manufacturing, renewable energy manufacturing and development, sports equipment manufacturing, real estate development, and sports academies.

Mr. Olyniec holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Mississippi State University and is fluent in spoken and written Mandarin Chinese.




Frank Au is the cofounder and Managing Partner of PacificPine, a technology growth capital firm. Mr. Au has spent over 20 years covering the technology and healthcare market in China. Mr. Au has spent over 15 years as an entrepreneur having founded, built and sold an independent investment banking business.

Mr. Au is the former President of China Renaissance Securities (HK), the wholly-owned broker dealer subsidiary of China Renaissance Group, the largest internet sector focused full service investment bank in China. Prior to China Renaissance, Mr. Au was the former CEO of Cowen and Company Asia and a member of Cowen’s global management committee. Prior to Cowen, Mr. Au was the co-founder and President of Latitude Capital Group, a boutique M&A and private placement advisory firm with offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai which was acquired by Cowen Group (COWN:US). Prior to co-founding Latitude, Mr. Au was the former Head of Internet investment banking for Greater China at Lehman Brothers Asia. Mr. Au worked for Lehman Brothers in both their New York and Hong Kong offices and served stints in the Firm’s TMT, LBO and Industrial investment banking coverage groups.

Mr. Au advises Five-Star Sports in pivoting toward rapid expansion in the China market and will provide guidance regarding proper structuring during various stages of capital raising.

Mr. Au holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Columbia University.



Mr. Sun oversees all key senior China relationships for Five Star Sports. He also assists Five Star Sports fundraising and M&A. Mr. Sun is the Managing Director of J.P. Morgan and lead China M&A. Previously Mr. Sun was the Director of Lazard Asia and VP of Cowen Asia. Mr. Sun received his BA from Tsinghua University and his MA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  

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