The Executive Centre
Hong Kong, China
As CFO of the Executive Centre, a Hong Kong-based company that provides flexible office space and services, Alan Seigrist spearheaded a management-led buyout of the original shareholders, backed by $9 billion New York real estate fund Marathon Asset Management. Seigrist says the Executive Center distinguishes itself from competitors through high quality and a strong focus on client services. "The Chinese are masters at cranking out products like inexpensive shoes," he says, "but I'm in the hundred-dollar shoe business."