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Executive Profiles

Michael Sullivan

Chief Executive Officer

Michael is the founder and CEO of Resource Intl., Inc. Mike was in his second semester studying business at Drexel University when, at the age of 18, he started his first enterprise, Misikko, Inc. The company quickly took over his small apartment, and within three years has grown to multimillion dollar sales volume. Determined to start another successful e-commerce company, Michael founded Beyond-Bedding.com in early 2004, and in two years that company has also realized multimillion dollar sales volume. In early 2005 Michael created Resource International, a specialized organization with the ability to source, order, ship, and receive goods for American-based small and medium-size organizations. In its first year of business, Resource International opened an office in China dedicated to servicing its clients needs. When Michael is not working, he enjoys catching up on current events and taking leisurely Sunday afternoon drives to the beach.


Chris Valis

Chief Operating Officer

Chris serves as Chief Operating Officer of Resource International. He graduated summa cum laude from Salisbury University with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics. At Salisbury he earned three varsity letters in football and was active in mathematical research, leading a team of three mathematicians to earn national recognition in the National Mathematical Modeling Competition. At Wake Forest University, his graduate thesis on applied probability theory and Markov Chains earned him a Master of Science degree in applied mathematics. Chris went on to work as a biostatistician in statistical genetics for Wake Forest University School of Medicine. His work is published in the American Journal of Human Genetics and other scholarly publications. Chris' experience in logic and problem solving prompted Michael to invite him to become the head of operations for RI.


John Sullivan

Chief Financial Officer

John serves as Chief Financial Officer for Resource International and is a founding member of RI. For 25 years John held positions of increasing responsibility with several Fortune 100 companies in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, successfully managing multimillion dollar budgets. He earned his doctorate in Analytical Chemistry from Villanova University. His research is published in several journals, and he has coauthored two books. He worked in various locations around the US before settling on the East Coast. His leisure interests include playing his guitars and gardening. He also enjoys working on his home, where he lives with his wife and their two Newfoundland dogs.


Ben Noji

Chief Technology Officer

Ben serves as Chief Technology Officer of Resource International. Ben's responsibilities include the organization and implementation of various technologies used for global communication between our worldwide offices and the administration of those systems. Ben has an extensive background in a multitude of technology fields including computer programming, system administration, application development, digital photography and image rendering. His interests include robotics, cryptology and anything electronic.


Terry Li

Director of International Operations

As director of international operations, Terry is responsible for essential communication between RI's worldwide offices and our American office. Terry has worked closely in negotiations with JP Morgan to penetrate their foreign investment into Chinese state-owned enterprises. Terry was born in Guangzhou, China, and moved to Shenzhen, China, in 1993. He moved to New York in 1998 to attend Stony Brook University, majoring in computer science and business management. Terry acquired his US citizenship in late 2005 before returning to Shenzhen. He speaks fluent English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. When he is not working, Terry enjoys playing golf and tennis and is always looking for new gadgets on the market.