Chief Technology Officer
Santong Zhao joined Theron Technology in February 2018, in the capacity of the Chief Technology Officer, having over 25 years of experience across multiple industry sectors, with deep experience in Financial services and high growth companies.
Mr Zhao, with over 25yrs of professional experience in the financial sector, led large scale data migrations and implementations for clients globally for Morningstar, whom operates with an estimated 3,000 employees, and other firms while driving excellence in agile development, cost and quality with both onshore and offshore teams. He brings to TTS the invaluable asset of a career of revolutionary performance in streamlining work flow and creating an environment that increases work efficiency and productivity.
Prior to joining Theron, Mr Zhao was the Chief Technology Officer at Morningstar for over 13 years, where he partnered with Sales, Client Solutions and Marketing to understand market requirements and opportunities. He developed Morningstar’s product strategy, roadmap, prioritization, value proposition and business cases in collaboration with stakeholders across the organization. Santong was instrumental in moving Morningstar to an Agile methodology across his technology group, which led to significant increase in productivity and flexibility.
Mr Zhao graduated from University of Science and Technology of China - Hefei city, Anhui province, China with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. Santong also has a Master of Science in Physics from University of Science and Technology of China - Hefei city, Anhui province, China and a Master of Science in Computer Science from McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA.