John Schaaij started his career in the optical industry at American Contact Lens after earning his bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Arizona. At this full service distributor and custom lens manufacturer he automated the ordering and manufacturing processes and worked as the IT manager. After almost a decade at American Contact Lens he left the company and independently developed software for the optical industry.
In 2004 John joined OCI to develop and implement the WaveTouch™ manufacturing process automation. He also became involved in overall management of the enterprise. In 2009 he earned his MBA degree from the University of Phoenix.
John's expertise supports OCI in a multitude of ways. His IT experience combined with his business training enables him to create and implement the most economical and efficient solutions to problems in-house. He regularly communicates with customers directly to provide the best quality service. John plays an important role in the creation and implementation of OCI's strategic business development and operations plan.
Lily Lee joined Optical Connection, Inc. in 2006. She has more than 20 years of experiences in financial operations and management. She specializes in financial analysis, accounting software conversion, internal control, budgeting, auditing, taxation and financial consultation.
Before she joined Optical Connection, Inc., Lily was the assistant controller for PowerTV, Inc., the world's largest provider of embedded operating systems for interactive television. PowerTV was sold to Scientific Atlanta which was then acquired by Cisco. She was responsible the financial reporting, budgeting and auditing. She also successfully converted accounting system to a SAP system.
Prior to PowerTV, Lily was controller of Advanced Integrated Research. She actively participated in the process of buying out Jaco Computer and consolidated both company's financial systems. She also accomplished the IRS audit, Labor Board audit, State Franchise tax board audit and State Board of Equalization audit with clean reports.
Lily earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from National Taiwan University and her MBA from Santa Clara University. She has also passed the CPA and Enrolled Agent examinations.
As a President, Jeffrey Lee comes to Optical Connection with an extensive background in banking & finance, venture capital investment and management. Starting at an entry level as Lending Officer in Citibank Taipei Branch to become the Chairman of publicly traded St. Shine Optical Co. Ltd, his global journey has taken him to Taiwan to China and to the U.S.
As a president of a $75 million venture capital fund in Silicon Valley Mr. Lee had great success with investments in pharmaceutical, biotech, electronics, theme park development, textile companies and venture capital fund management.
Before joining Optical Connection, Mr. Lee was the Chairman and Vice President of St. Shine Optical Co., Ltd in Taiwan. He will use his experience in the optical industry to develop Optical Connection to be a highly regarded and competitive company in the Americas.