Mr. Zhao joined Cold Bore in 2020. Before joining Cold Bore, Mr. Zhao was an Analyst within Apria Healthcare’s Corporate Development group where he worked directly with upper management to evaluate and execute M&A transactions, coordinate integration, and assist in strategic planning. Before joining Apria, Mr. Zhao spent time as a Transactions Advisory Analyst at Duff & Phelps advising buy-side clients and preparing valuation analyses. Prior to Duff & Phelps, Mr. Zhao served six years in the U.S. Navy, where he was promoted through the ranks as a Non-Commisioned Officer. During his military service, Mr. Zhao held leadership positions supervising aviation technicians and managing division training & licensing programs. He is an alumnus of the Haas School of Business from University of California, Berkeley (BS) and is a Level III Candidate in the Chartered Financial Analyst program.