Trevor Bark is Bark Capital Partners’ Chairman, founding member and is also on the Board of Directors. Trevor’s innovation and client focused solutions was central to Bark Capital Partners’ growth in the region and his leadership played a fundamental part. Nowadays, Trevor has taken a step back from the day to day operations but still provides valuable input when needed.
Prior to founding Bark Capital Partners, Mr. Bark worked for Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) in Toronto holding a number of senior positions across their in their fixed income division, and contributing to several management committees. He then transferred to Royal Bank of Canada’s Hong Kong office, and after career spanning over 17 years with RBC, he co-founded B.Y and Partners Co. before forming Bark Capital Partners in 2012.
Mr. Bark earned his Masters in Mathematical Finance from the McMaster University in Ontario, Canada and also speaks fluent Cantonese.
Patrick McKenna has been Bark Capital Partners’ Chief Operating Officer since 2013, and is responsible for overseeing the key operating units of Bark Capital Partners. His experience in investment, risk analysis, research and client services and is also heavily involved in daily operations at Bark Capital Partners.
Prior to joining Bark Capital Partners, Mr. McKenna was at Barclays both in London and Hong Kong, in their asset management division and he also headed trading and investment platforms. He then assumed the role of Senior Fund Platform Manager in 2012 and has since been responsible for many innovative ideas. Prior to joining Barclays, Patrick McKenna started out at Allied Irish Bank.
Mr. McKenna earned his MS in Computer Science from the University College Cork (UCC) and a PhD in Mathematics and Computing from the King’s College in London.
Alvin Tsao has been Bark Capital Partners’ Chief Financial officer since the company was founding in 2012. Alvin’s eye for pinpointing unique opportunities in volatile market conditions played a major role in Bark Capital Partners’ success, and he has passed on his superior knowledge and experience in wealth management to the rest of the Bark Capital Partners team.
Before helping to found Bark Capital Partners, Alvin Tsao worked alongside Mr. Bark at B.Y and Partners Co. where he held roles in their Corporate Finance and Institutional Finance divisions where he consulted for a number of top companies both in Asia.
Alvin Tsao is a Chartered Accountant with a BSc in Accounting from the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.
Petra Zhou is Bark Capital Partners’ Chief Market Strategist and is responsible for the operational and investment risk relating to all of Bark Capital Partners’ managed assets and leads the International Markets unit.
Prior to Bark Capital Partners, Ms. Zhou was at the Postal Savings Bank of China in Beijing and was their Global Markets division and also held roles in capital markets, fixed income and securities.
Petra Zhou holds a BSc in Quantitative Finance in Risk Management from the Peking University in Beijing.