With over 25 years of professional experience in both large corporate and high tech start-up companies, in 2011 Ms. Gong co-founded HIr, Inc. as CEO & President. HIr conceptualizes and develops technology products for non-disclosure customers.
Additionally, Ms. Gong is a City of Cupertino (California) Planning Commissioner.
Prior, Ms. Gong joined a la Mobile, Inc. at its founding in 2005 as Vice President of Worldwide Operations. Together with its co-founders, Ms. Gong created the company’s strategy, vision, and corporate infrastructure. Launched with tier one venture capital funding, a la Mobile became the industry’s premier and only independent Linux systems platform company for mobile phones. Its Convergent Linux Platform, the first complete, open and configurable operating system for mobile phones, was a full software stack (from device drivers and Linux kernel to middleware and applications): integrated; tested; certified; supported; and maintained, giving handset OEMs/ODMs for the first time “one stop” continuity and confidence to roll-out new Linux-based phones rapidly to market. Until the company’s exit to its Korean partner in 2010, Ms. Gong ran the company’s worldwide operations, from human resources to corporate communications, and managed its development teams in Nanjing, China and Minsk, Belarus.
Preceding a la Mobile, Ms. Gong joined the Amplify.net, Inc. founding team as Manager of Business Administration subsequently integrating the position of Director of Corporate Communications. With over $26M in venture capital funding raised, Amplify.net became a provider of solutions to ensure business continuity over broadband networks to maintain resiliency and secure access with predictable traffic flow. Amplify.net’s patented technology and product rights were acquired by its Japanese partner, Takechiho Koheki Corporation, in 2004. Today the products continue to be deployed successfully to all the major telecommunication carriers in Japan. During her tenure, Ms. Gong formulated and implemented corporate policies and procedures, directed all business operations and human resources including technical recruitment, while managing and liaising among its worldwide sales and marketing teams.
From 1987 to 1998, Ms. Gong held several progressing positions at GTE Government Systems. In her position as Contracts Administrator she proposed, negotiated, and managed multiple Government Prime contracts, national and foreign, ensuring delivery of contractual obligations and full compliance with U.S. Federal regulations. She was a key team member that delivered system requirements on a major $40M subsurface multi-year contract on time and 28% under budget
Ms. Gong earned a Bachelor degree in Psychology with emphasis in Organizational Behavior from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
A lifelong Methodist, Ms. Gong is a member in good standing and chairman of the Church Council at Los Altos UMC in Los Altos, CA of the CAL/NEV Conference.