Pierre is a semi-retired entrepreneur, private investor, mentor and an advisor for business owners large and small. With his partners at Cerity Partners, he is also a wealth-strategy counselor for individuals, tech entrepreneurs, and business owners. For five years before that, Pierre was at Two Sigma Investments, where he invested personal capital in private deals in the US, Mainland China, and Israel. Through the 90s and early 00s, Pierre was an entrepreneur, co-founding five software companies resulting in 1.5 IPOs, one acquisition, and some spectacular failures. Pierre has been a direct investor in businesses in China and the US and has worked with individuals, families, and companies in both countries. Throughout his life, Pierre has experienced the residual issues and benefits from family ownership of one of the original twelve (and the longest-lived) companies in the DJIA, and the challenges and opportunities of family ownership today of one of the twenty largest private companies in America.