Mr. Brian Su is the founder and CEO/President of Artisan Business Group, Inc., president of the EB-5 China Market Council, and founder and managing director of the China Specialists Alliance and the Chairman Club. He is also a recipient of the 2012 US CHINA OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION AWARD by the US China Business Association.
Mr. Su has extensive experience in international trade, business development, marketing management, and strategic planning. Prior to founding Artisan Business Group, Mr. Su served Illinois governor Jim Edgar and assisted him in his trade mission to China in 1996 and helped him host a number of Chinese government and trade delegations.
Before coming to the U.S. in 1989, Mr. Su worked as a marketing manager for China Non-Ferrous Metals Import and Export Corporation. He has a MPA degree from the University of Illinois at Springfield in the U.S., and a Bachelor degree in English from Guizhou University in China. He is fluent in Chinese Mandarin and English. His extensive network of Chinese government and business connections, together with the amalgam of his Chinese background, U.S. education and multinational work experience, leave him well placed to bridge the business knowledge gap between the two cultures. Mr. Su is able to give his clients a unique inside view of what is happening in China found nowhere else. Mr. Su is also a public speaker, speaking on a wide range of China/Asia-related business and culture topics.
Mr. Su has facilitated many business and trade missions to China, and also assisted Chinese trade missions and government delegations to the U.S. He has won the trust and appreciation from clients both in China and the U.S.
Mr. Su is a leading authority of U.S. EB-5 investment projects marketing and promotion in China and Asia. He operates the EB-5 China Marketing and Field Support Center with staff in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Beijing. His EB-5 clients include projects affiliated with many regional centers such as Los Angeles Regional Center, New York Proton Regional Center, Northern California Regional Center, Vermont State Regional Center, New York Extell Regional Center, Twin Development Regional Center, Palm Coast Regional Center, Lake Buena Vista Resort Regional Center, Idaho State Regional Center, Hawaii Island Regional Center, Century America Regional Center, NOGC Regional Center (pending), Idaho EB-5 Regional Center (pending), EB-5 Jobs for MA Regional Center, The Alexander Company, BirchLeaf Miami 31 Regional Center, CommerCenters Regional Center (pending), California Energy Investment Center, Gold State Florida Regional Center, Manhattan Regional Center, Intercontinental Trust of Chicago Regional Center (pending) and many more. Mr. Su advised investment projects with total value of over $450 millions in 2011, and over $600 millions in 2012.
Mr. Su is also the president of the EB-5 China Market Council which serves as a collective voice and representative for China based migration companies that promote the U.S. EB-5 Regional Center program. Mr. Su was an invited speaker for the 28th Annual Conference of the Association of Small Business Development Centers (September 2008), the Florida EB-5 Foreign Investor Seminar (October 2008) and the Greater Orlando Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (January 2009). He has been hosting and organizing EB-5 regional center seminars and real estate investment conferences such as The National EB-5 Investment Boot Camp, the Investment in America Summit & Exhibition (China), The 2011 EB-5 Investment Summit: Dealmakers Conference, EB-5 Investment in Commercial Real Estate Seminar, in Chicago, Las Vegas, New York, Houston, San Diego, Boston, Los Angeles, Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, etc. Mr. Su has been interviewed by Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg/Newsroom, Bloomberg Business News, Christian Science Monitor, Reuters, Los Angeles Business Journal, Newsweek, Commercial Real Estate Direct, NHK (Japan), The Daily (U.K.), China Daily, China Press, South China Morning Post, etc.
Mr. Su lives with his wife and two young daughters in Springfield, Illinois. In his spare time, Mr. Su enjoys country music, hunting, camping, hiking, and having fun with his daughters Claire and Anna. He is a member of local Baptist church, and active with area blood bank, big brothers big sisters, and other charitable organizations.