JinChen Fan (Sam), Chief Operations Officer

Before he was 30 years old, Woodcraft’s COO JinChen Fan—Sam to his friends and co-workers—had singlehandedly founded and nurtured a highly successful kitchen cabinets-importing company in Chicago…one that had quickly become a respected brand amongst builders and the general contractor community in the city. Soon after joining Woodcraft, Sam earned an affectionate nickname in the company for his unusual ability to absorb new information, contextualize it, and put it into practical use: ‘Sam, The Sponge.’ Sam’s expertise in developing and executing a class A supply chain has been instrumental to Woodcraft Hospitality’s rapid positioning of itself as a rising star in the industry.