Our Team

Carlton Mansfield Capital (CMC)

Shi Sha Li

Founding Partner & CEO

Ms Shi Sha Li has strong relationship with Chinese government, and has initiated and participated in numerous large scale government projects.

Ian Harvey

Founding Partner & CEO

Mr Ian Harvey has 20 years’ experience as a senior banker with major US and European institutions. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

Ian Harvey holds MBA in Corporate Finance, Corporate Strategy and Marketing from Cass Business School and BS in Strategy and Finance from City, University of London.

CMC Europe, Middle East and Africa

Scott Lanphere


Mr Scott Lanphere’s experience in private equity investments in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East spans 25 years. Previously, he served as Director at the PE operation arm of Deutsche Bank and as Partner and Director at Advent International. He is also Senior Advisor at Luxcite Limited, Eaton Gate Ltd. and Fraser Finance LLP.

Scott Lanphere holds Masters in Business Administration from Harvard University and BS in Finance from Arizona State University.

In-House Professionals

Geoffrey Chen

Senior Vice-President, Finance

Mr Geoffrey Chen has over 17 years’ experience in finance, merger & acquisition, tax, and IPO execution at multinational companies. He qualified with Arthur Andersen in Beijing, held managerial positions at PWC (Advisory and Assurance) and also Baring Private Equity which included serving as CFO through the IPO of Airtac International Group.

Geoffrey Chen holds Executive MBA from INSEAD and BA from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

Jason Gerber

Senior Vice-President, Legal and Corporate Services

Mr Jason Gerber has over 25 years’ experience advising fast growing technology companies in Asia both as in-house counsel and working with PE firms and family offices. His areas of expertise include governance, M&A structuring and execution, joint ventures, cross-border transactions, strategic partnerships, corporate restructurings, capital raising, intellectual property, international commercial dispute resolution, and business model execution.

Mr Gerber holds BA from Grinnell College, and the Juris Doctor degree from Tulane University.