Our Team

Our primary differentiator is our highly experienced team. The combination of hundreds of investment banking transactions with decades of operational experience in our industries of focus allows Instream to deliver exceptional value to our clients. 

Our team brings depth, creativity, perspective, and stability to what can be an unpredictable experience. Each assignment, regardless of size, is managed directly by one of our most senior bankers. 

John Schlesinger, Managing Partner

John worked previously as a Managing Director and head of SoundView’s West Coast Advisory Group. John was a founding member and Managing Director of the Advisory Group of Salomon Brothers, where he worked from 1978 to 1992. His experience there included serving as Head of Investment Banking –Japan. He was also an Executive Director at UBS Warburg. John earned a BA in art from The Colorado College and an MBA in finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. John enjoys skiing, fly fishing and hunting.

Jazy Zhang

Jazy has 20 years of finance, accounting and M&A experience including with mobile internet and online gaming companies. Her previous experience includes Giant Interactive, Tumbleweed Communications, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Brocade. Jazy received a BS in industrial engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and a MS in business taxation from University of Southern California.

Sharon Yu

Sharon’s background includes corporate valuation, financial modeling and financial analysis. Her experience includes analyzing both sovereign and corporate fixed income strategies. Her work history includes bank trading room and investment management in Taipei, Hong Kong, and San Francisco. Sharon earned a BS in applied economics from University of Minnesota- Twin Cities.