Lei was born and raised in Hangzhou, China. He graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a major in English Literature and later completed his master degree in accounting at Indiana University Kelley School of Business. Prior to coming to Stern, he worked at Cummins, a fortune 500 company, and rotated through four corporate finance roles. At Stern, Lei is passionate about finance, strategy, and entrepreneurship. In addition to his role is SGov, he is also the AVP of Sternhoops and SPEC.