SABRINA FINLAY CEO
Working in a range of American, European and Chinese factories, Sabrina's experience ranges from product development to factory and supply chain modeling. Prior to establishing Otabo as a full-service manufacturer, she ran bespoke and medical footwear programs, and oversaw factory operations and transitions across international facilities. She helped launch Asics Foot ID and contracted under Lockheed Martin to establish a custom equipment program for United States Air Force pilots. Her key focuses are business development and manufacturing strategy.
KENNETH LEUNG SENIOR TRADE DIRECTOR
Ken has extensive expertise in shoemaking and concept footwear development, with a background in both small batch bespoke and mass production. He leads our onsite factory teams, and is responsible for supervising development and production projects, factory and logistics scheduling, and implementing unique quality control processes, customized for each individual production run. Ken also plays a key role in factory management, supply chain development, and advancing manufacturing technologies and criterion.
KATHERINE HUANG DEVELOPMENT & PRODUCTION MANAGER
With a background in international import/export, footwear development and quality control, Kat takes a lead role on some of our most challenging development projects. From vetting new factories to analyzing and assessing new materials and production processes, Kat helps ensure that we are developing a superior product that meets, and more often than not, surpasses international industry standards.
NATALIE KLANG GROWTH MANAGER
Natalie plays a key role in assessing projects for financial viability and long-term potential. With a background in data and analytics, and a keen understanding of manufacturing project protocols, she supports leadership and factory management to identify potential problems and generate preemptive solutions for development and production planning. Natalie also manages internal auditing processes and provides cash flow planning support on client projects.
WINNIE WU OFFICE & HR MANAGER
An expert in local affairs and China relations, Winnie helped establish Otabo as a competitive foreign entity in Guangzhou and surrounding provinces. In addition to supporting our Management Team with growing Otabo's network of factories and logistics providers, Winnie also provides guidance and assistance with healthcare, housing and travel to our development team, production staff, craftsmen and factory workers - expats, locals and migrant workers alike. She is an invaluable part of building a motivated and competitive team in one of the world's largest manufacturing hubs.
CHRIS FINLAY ADVISOR
With a deep expertise in design and innovation strategy, Chris bridges the gap between design and business to create meaningful results. He has provided strategy for companies including Target, HP, Mayo Clinic, and Hunter Douglas. He currently serves as Senior Director of Experience Design and Innovation at UnitedHealth Group, a Fortune 6 company. Chris helped transform Otabo from an OEM-focused factory business into a premium, full-service trading company.
AHPING MASTER CRAFSTMAN
A skilled artisan and master shoemaker, AhPing works with our Development and Production Teams to test materials and engineer new construction processes. His guidance is crucial in helping us determine solutions when factories have difficulty engineering new and innovative designs to be viable for mass production. AhPing also leads our workshop’s team of shoemakers and craftsmen and oversees training for Master Pattern Makers and Master Cutters.