Management Team

Robert Lin
President and Chief Executive Officer

Robert holds overall responsibility for the company's strategy and key business initiatives. With more than 20 years of industry experience, he has a unique background in trade, finance, supply chain and technology as a practitioner and as a service provider. Prior to Seabury TFX, he was managing director of TradeCard Inc., now GTNexus, where he built and oversaw the company's global supplier business to a network of over 20,000 companies. Before TradeCard, Lin held management positions at NewView Technologies, Omnivision Technologies, and Cargill Financial Markets Group. He holds a B.A. in cognitive science from University of California, San Diego and an M.B.A. from University of Southern California. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and events on supply chain and trade finance.

Bos Smith
Senior Vice President

Bos Smith is a Senior Vice President at Seabury specializing in trade finance and asset-backed lending

From 2011 to 2014, Mr. Smith worked at The Receivables Exchange, where he was a Managing Director and founding member of the Corporate Receivables Program (CRP). The CRP offered large corporations a platform upon which baskets of accounts receivable could be auctioned to a network of institutional investors. Mr. Smith held critical responsibilities in the development of the CPR legal documents, financial models, sales strategy and partnership with the New York Stock Exchange. He also oversaw important client relationships in the program¹s growth to over $3 billion of funded volume.

Prior to joining The Receivables Exchange, Mr. Smith worked on various capital market desks at Goldman Sachs. First, on the Investment Grade Lending desk, he financed commercial paper backstop facilities with funds raised in the securitization markets. Later, Mr. Smith moved to the Longevity Markets desk and began lending against insurance policies ¬ also with the intention of securitizing the resulting positions. Mr. Smith began his career as a C.P.A. with Ernst & Young where he audited financial statements and provided tax advice on mergers and acquisitions for large public companies.

Mr. Smith holds degrees from American University (B.S.) and Wake Forest University School of Law (J.D.).

Ken Lee
Director of Technology

Ken has spent over 18 years developing and integrating enterprise applications for companies in the financial payments space. He brings extensive knowledge in transaction processing technologies. Prior to Seabury TFX, Ken was development team lead at Mpayme, a mobile payments platform, where he pioneered e-commerce integration solutions. Prior to this, he has held lead development roles at HSBC, and TradeCard Inc., now GTNexus. Lee holds a B.S. in computer science from State University of New York at Stonybrook.

John Luth
Chairman

John Luth founded Seabury Group in 1995 which has executed on over 1,400 engagements for 300+ clients in more than 50 countries. In March 2017 Seabury Group sold its aviation advisory practice (excluding Seabury’s regulated broker-dealers) to Accenture plc. Mr. Luth now serves as Managing Director & Head of Corporate Advisory Group with Seabury Consulting, now owned by Accenture. He also remains Chairman, Pres. & CEO of Seabury Capital LLC. Mr. Luth has advised on more than $100M equity, debt and lease placements/restructurings and over $250Bn in aircraft orders. Mr. Luth was Chief Financial Officer of Continental Airlines. Mr. Luth graduated magna cum laude with an A.B. in Economics from the College of the Holy Cross (1974) and received an MBA from Wharton (1976). He is a FINRA Registered Principal, and is Series 7, 63, 79 and 24 qualified.

Margaret Chan
Vice Chairman

Margaret is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the firm's structured financial product and specialty finance. She has more than 20 years of experience in diverse public and private transactions. As a managing director of Merrill Lynch, and co-founder of Cargill/O'Brien Partners, she structured a wide range of transactions involving innovative financing strategies. Chan is engaged by multinationals and private equity funds in sourcing investment opportunities and structuring transactions both in US and in Asia. Her practice represents industries across a broad range, including technology, insurance, and financial services. Her ability to dissect risks and her knowledge of capital markets allow her to originate, acquire assets, structure and execute securitizations of various asset classes. She received her B.A. magna cum laude from University of California Los Angeles and attended medical school, University of California San Francisco. She is a FINRA and NFA registered principal and is Series 7, 3, 63, 34 and 24 qualified.