Board of Directors
Mr. Chang has served as President and Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors since June 2019. From September 2015 through May 2019, Mr. Chang was a lecturer in the Practice of Management at the Yale School of Management and an Adjunct Professor at Babson College as well as a managing director at NXT Ventures. In 1997, Mr. Chang founded GigaMedia, the first broadband company in Asia. In 2000, this company went public on NASDAQ (NASDAQ: GIGM) and raised $280 million, one of the largest IPOs for an internet company prior to 2000. In 2007, Mr. Chang founded Luckypai, a leading TV shopping company in China and raised venture financing from Lightspeed Venture Partners, DT Capital, Intel, Lehman Brothers, and Goldman Sachs. Luckypai was sold to Lotte Group, which is one of the largest Asian conglomerates based in Korea, for $160 million in 2010.
From 2012 to 2013, Mr. Chang served as the Chief Executive Officer of New Focus Auto, the largest automobile after-sales service company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE: 0360.HK). In 2014, Mr. Chang completed the sale of New Focus Auto to CDH Investments, which is one of the largest private equity firms based in Asia, and raised over $150 million for the company. In 2000, Mr. Chang was selected by Fortune as one of the twenty-five “Next Generation Global Leaders Under 40” and by Business Week Asia as one of Asia’s 20 most influential new economy leaders in the 21st century. He was also featured in 2005 as a panel speaker at the World Economic Forum in Zurich, Switzerland. Mr. Chang was the former Treasurer/elected Board Member of Shanghai American School and a member of the Young President’s Organization — Shanghai Chapter. Mr. Chang received his BA from New York University, MBA from Yale School of Management, and MPA from Harvard JFK School of Government.
Mr. Kressy has served as a member of Agrify’s Board of Directors since December 2020. Mr. Kressy is Founding Director of the MIT Integrated Design & Management (IDM) master’s degree program and an expert in product design and development. As an entrepreneur and founder of Designturn, he has designed, invented, engineered, and manufactured products for startups, Fortune 500 companies, and everything in between.
Mr. Kressy believes in the use of Human Centered Design as a foundation for thoughtful, inspired leadership, and as a process to foster compassion throughout organizations and society. His courses are interdisciplinary, hands-on and collaborative, and practice design-driven problem solving derived from deep user research, creative concept generation, and rapid iteration.
Since 1999, Mr. Kressy has co-taught collaborative courses in product design and development at top design and business schools including the MIT Sloan School of Management, the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and Harvard Business School.
As IDM Director, Mr. Kressy leads curriculum development and teaches the program’s primary and required courses. He holds a BFA in industrial design from RISD.