Sunstone is a trust company chartered by the State of California (Certificate of Authority No. 2676). Sunstone is also a member of the Association of Trust Organizations, the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Greater Irvine Chamber.
Chairman of The Board
John Shen is the Chairman of the Board of Sunstone Trust Company. He is the founder and current Chief Executive Officer of American Lending Center, LLC (“ALC”), a licensed California finance lender, and designated EB-5 Regional Center by USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) under Department of Homeland Security.
Mr. Shen is also the founder and partner of Sunstone Management Inc., an Irvine, California based diversified private capital management and investment firm. He was appointed by Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia in April 2019 as an economic development commissioner and currently serves on the commission of City of Long Beach.
He received his undergraduate degree with a major in commercial law from Peking University in 1992 and a Master of Science degree in Statistics and Decision Sciences from Duke University in 1996.
Mr. Shen founded ALC in June 2009 and has been serving as the company head for the past 11 years. As of November 2020, ALC had expanded to include 12 designated Regional Centers with a geographic scope encompassing 19 states and the District of Columbia. It had successfully sponsored and fully funded a total of 76 EB-5 projects exclusively through secured senior loans exclusively under government loan programs such as the SBA 504 program.
These projects collectively created approximately 10,000 full-time jobs throughout the U.S. and properly supported over 600 high net worth foreign families in their immigration petitions. In October 2017, Mr. Shen received the Coleman Report’s “SBA 504 Lender of the Year Award” for his outstanding leadership and contributions to business lending across the nation.
Sunstone Management Inc. is proud to be listed in the Top 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America.