Tao Tan is Partner at Perception Capital Partners and Co-President of Perception Capital Corp. II and Perception Capital Corp. III, its affilated Nasdaq-listed special purpose acquisition companies. Mr. Tan has nearly 15 years of experience across finance, strategy and business transformation.
Prior to joining Perception, Mr. Tan was an officer and a senior advisor to multiple investing and operating entities, and an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company’s New York office. At McKinsey, Mr. Tan led teams across the firm’s transformation and private equity & principal investor practices, where he drove comprehensive performance transformation and turnaround programs for companies with revenues ranging from $200 million to $25 billion across multiple industries and continents.
Prior to McKinsey, Mr. Tan was a Senior Associate at Rose Tech Ventures, where he led the firm’s first-round investment in JUMP Bikes, which was subsequently sold to Uber in 2018. Prior to Rose Tech Ventures, Mr. Tan served in investment banking and capital markets roles at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers. Mr. Tan is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the Economic Club of New York.
Mr. Tan received his B.A. and his M.B.A, both with honors, from Columbia University in the City of New York, where he was an Erwin Wolfson Scholar and a Toigo Foundation Fellow. Mr. Tan serves on Columbia University’s Senate Education Committee, the Board of Directors of the Columbia College Alumni Association, and teaches at Columbia Business School’s MBA and Executive Education programs.