For over 20 years, Lake led global product and engineering teams at Alibaba, Apple, Yahoo!, and Overture. She is a recognized expert in Search Engine, Ad Platform, Marketplace, Analytics, and Mobile Platforms and Applications, holding several US patents in search algorithm, search tokenization, mobile data analytics, and mobile monetization.
In China, Lake was employee #84 at Alibaba, launching Alibaba’s first generation of profitable marketplace and travel products. At Yahoo! China, Lake and her team launched Yahoo’s first generation of web and vertical search products, tripling Yahoo!’s market share within one quarter.
In the US, Lake co-founded Shinect, a non-profit accelerator connecting Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurs to China’s market, where she has been helping US companies build successful products and profitable businesses. She mentors start-ups at various incubators including 500 Startups, Muckerlab, Lab360 and Shinect.
Lake serves as an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, teaching Product Management and Agile Marketing in the Master’s Degree Program at CMU’s Integrated Innovation Institute.
Lake also serves on the Advisory Board of Women in Technology International (WITI), the premiere global organization empowering women in business and technology. She is also a Board Governor and the Chair of the US Chapter of QianChengHui, a non-profit which fosters entrepreneurship for Alibaba alumni worldwide.
Lake earned her MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business and her B.S. from Beijing International Studies University.