Wen Chen Karkhanis
Wen is a licensed Business Broker and a Merger and Acquisition Advisor with Link Business. She is a member of the California Association of Business Brokers (CABB). Wen works closely with manufacturing business owners; fabric/garment, automotive, bus and heavy duty truck as well as business owners in wholesale, distribution and service company areas. No matter the size of the transaction Wen always treats each project with the same devotion, giving her best to each project with integrity and professionalism. Her problem solving skills and persistence allows for smooth transactions with fairness to all parties. Most recently she has closed deals including a major national brand truck/trailer manufacturer in the West Coast, auto parts distribution and many service companies based in Los Angeles.
Wen came to the United States with a Chinese Bachelor’s degree in Food management to pursue an MBA from the University of IL and graduated in 1998. She then moved to CA to be near family and worked as an accountant for 3 years before her love of interior design caused her to go back to school at UCLA and get a Certificate in Interior Design. Her husband got transferred to Florida where she worked for a prestigious architectural firm before coming back to California. Prior to coming to the US Wen had been working for Standard Chartered Bank in Beijing as a Marketing Representative of Institutional Banking Group for 4 years. Since joining LINK as a business broker some of Wen’s present clients/prospective buyers are from mainland China and are a result of her banking experience in China. She has been able to help these overseas clients in acquisition deals because she understands their business mind-set and the funding situation for those clients from their perspective. One of the reasons Wen loves the role as a business broker is that it is not just connecting the path of her own diversified past, but also connecting various professionals from different fields.
As a first generation immigrant, Wen fully understands the struggle shared among new immigrants with a similar background “we have been through so much to re-identify our capacity and dreams, redefine and reshape ourselves again and again so that we could make a mark for our own and for future generations to come in this new country with all of the opportunities possible”. Wen is passionate to help business investors coming to the US to benefit both sides, she is not just the witness but also a strong believer and a full-hearted participant.
Wen is proficient at both speaking and writing in Chinese Mandarin and actively participates in many of LINK’s potential projects in mainland China.