Rebecca Yu


Rebecca Yu is a Principal at Banyan Global. Prior to Banyan, Rebecca’s experience spanned across Private Equity, early-stage Venture Capital, and Management Consulting.

Rebecca has advised several Fortune 500 businesses through merger, acquisition, or divesture processes and had frequently worked closely with top executive stakeholders to design and build net-new products or global expansion plans. She also has significant expertise in designing and implementing large-scale organizational redesigns, growing transformative channel partnerships, and identifying investment or acquisition targets.

Rebecca has long been interested in family businesses – she even briefly explored purchasing a small family business to operate herself. The timing wasn’t quite right, but the idea remains appealing to her. She now applies what she learned through that exploration to understand why owners may opt to sell and how family business owners can continue to transition, build, and maintain lasting legacies.

Rebecca attended the University of South Carolina and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where she received her Bachelor’s degrees in International Business, Finance, and Supply Chain & Operations Management with a minor in Chinese Studies. She also received her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, and Finance.

Rebecca currently lives in Washington DC with her fiancé, where they are assiduously avoiding wedding planning by trying as many new restaurants as possible. When not working, you can often find Rebecca attempting to replicate favorite dishes from new restaurants, planning ski or scuba diving trips, or playing below-average tennis and golf.