Sam Lai
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Lai has served as our Chief Executive Officer and been a member of our Board of Directors since June 2013 and our Chairman of Board since April 2021. He is a seasoned software engineer who has designed and built software and code from the ground up at Hour Loop, Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., UnifiedEdge, Inc., Kits, and Applied Research Labs for the past 18 years. From December 2009 through June 2017, Mr. Lai served as a Software Development Engineer for Amazon.com, Inc. From March 2009 through December 2009, he served as a Senior Java Developer at UnifiedEdge, Inc. From February 2007 through March 2009, Mr. Lai served as a Senior Java Developer at Kits. From September 2005 through February 2007, he served as a Software Development Engineer for Amazon.com, Inc. From March 2003 through January 2004, Mr. Lai served as a Research Engineer Scientist Assistant at Applied Research Labs. Mr. Lai graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from University of Texas at Austin in 2003 and a Masters degree in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego.
Maggie Yu
Senior Vice President and Director
Ms. Yu has served as our Senior Vice President and has been a member of our Board of Directors since June 2013. Since graduating from University of California, San Diego until June 2013, Ms. Yu has no employment history. Ms. Yu graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego.
Rahul Ratan
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Ratan is our Chief Financial Officer and has 20 years of experience as a finance professional. Prior to joining Hour Loop, he served as Chief Financial Officer at multiple companies. He was Chief Financial officer Consultant at Commerce Intermediate Holdings, LLC and its portfolio companies, namely Compass Sales Solutions, LLC, Tour de Force, Inc and MITS. Previously, he served as the Chief Financial Officer at Puppy Dogs and Ice Cream, a leading e-commerce book seller as well as Connected2Fiber, a leading SAAS company. In these roles, he helped grow the companies via organic growth as well as by executing and integrating multiple acquisitions. These included the acquisition of Compass Sales Solutions, Tour de Force and MITS. He streamlined processes and implemented accounting systems to provide reporting consistent with US GAAP. Earlier in his career, Mr. Ratan worked at AT&T and Yankee Candle Company. Mr. Ratan graduated with an undergraduate degree from the Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (IRIMEE) at Jamalpur, India and with a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) Degree from Yale University.