Rudy Wimmer is striving to empower people, businesses and himself to reach a higher level of success, while maintaining balance by doing what he does best with purpose. Perhaps a heady statement, but he has been able to achieve these goals—not in Silicon Valley, New York or London, but in China.
Today, he is leading a fantastic team, growing a world-class innovation strategy and insights firm in Shanghai called CBi China Bridge, which is working with leading companies to gain a competitive advantage in China through insight-based innovation. This includes targeting opportunities, as well as shaping new services, products and brands to be “China Fit.” Plus, he also serves as a mentor in China Accelerator’s Start Leaders Program, which aims to help drive China's start-up and entrepreneurial revolution.
As an insight-based innovation & strategy firm focused on new product development and new business creation, China Bridge supports clients at succeeding in getting to their "next" level. The company guides their clients to create meaningful physical and digital experiences that resonate at a cultural, social and human level. The organization is driven by a purpose to "Improve Futures".
The firm’s client roster includes some of the world’s best-known companies -- from leading multinationals to start-ups and NGOs, including Chery Auto, Medtronic, BD Medical, Johnson & Johnson, Motorola, Microsoft, Robam, Lenovo, China Telecom, Vision in Practice and The Library Project, to name a few.
China Bridge views itself as an "unlimited organization" that leverages technology and a broad network reach though a community of leaders, associates and partners from around the world to solve complex problems, to learn and share. Passionate and skillful people tap into this network, enhancing their ability to develop products, services and experiences that will positively change people’s lives through design and innovation. And Rudy Wimmer is at the center of this thinking.
Daily, he is the championing leadership and the role that design has in improving the lives of people, overall society and businesses. Constantly, he looks for challenges and ways to leverage his past experiences along with those of others to create positive change and real impact.