Stephen Perl, author of “The Secrets of Dancing with the Dragon: Doing Business with China”

stephen-perl-doing-business-with-china-216WStephen M. Perl is the CEO of 1st PMF Bancorp (, a leading US commercial bank lender and specialist in the trade finance area between the US and China.  Mr. Perl is also the founder and CEO of ChinaMart® Los Angeles ( ), a platform that assists Chinese companies in investing in the US.

Mr. Perl has successfully grown 1st PMF Bancorp’s lending portfolio to one of the largest private, short-term business lenders in the US.  He has designed PMF Bancorp to be one of the most comprehensive supply chain financing platforms for trade in the US for small to medium business.

Mr. Perl has setup lending facilities and ABL commercial teams in Hong Kong and China with offices in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Quingdao, Beijing and Shanghai.

Mr. Perl is a Board Director for the Commercial Finance Association in the United States and a former board member of the International Factoring Association. Mr. Perl is a certified United States Export-Import Bank loan officer and was awarded an honorary professor of finance title at GuangDong Financial University in Guangzhou, China. He has been honored as the first international business consultant director in QingDao City, China, and a business consultant to the Canton and YiWu fairs, the largest trade fairs in China.

Mr. Perl has also written a well received book design for executives in the US called, “The Secrets of Dancing with the Dragon: Doing Business with China”.

Mr. Perl has an MBA in finance and marketing, a master’s in science from the University of California, and a minor in art history. He was born in Los Angeles and has been happily married for fourteen years. He and his wife have one daughter and twin sons.

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