Paul Ruppert has been contributing to the global mobile industry since 1996, developing strategy and driving results that make an immediate commercial impact. With successes in rapid-growth enterprises and Fortune 50 firms, Ruppert is an effective P&L manager who has driven $120 million in revenues through international sales expansion, M&A, business and product development. He is the founder and CEO of Global Point View Ltd, a consultancy focused on market entry strategies, revenue growth, product positioning, strategic marketing guidance and the globalization demands of the mobile communications industry.
With his depth and breadth of industry knowledge, Ruppert is both an engaging conference speaker and an insightful media resource. He has been quoted in the International Herald Tribune, Business Week and other global media outlets. His own articles and editorials have appeared in international media outlets including The Washington Times and Wireless Asia. He has regularly addressed worldwide marketing and technical audiences at over 36 industry conferences since 1996.
Combinatorial Strategies in Positioning the UnknownRuppert is recognized for combining ideas and technology innovation in creative ways that provide competitive differentiation leading to growth and insight into emerging market demands. He is a welcome and regular presence in mobile industry executive suites, both internationally and in North America.
He has a strong track record of identifying, evangelizing and selling "unknown" technologies-for companies that had zero reputation in the marketplace as well as Fortune 50 multi-national telecom conglomerates. Ruppert has defined a new category of services for wireless operators, framed innovation through corporate M&A efforts, and coauthored US and EU patents that enable global interoperability of text messaging.
The Leap to Going GlobalWhat really sets Ruppert apart is his ability to guide a company's leap to globalization and nurture the kind of international business relationships that clinch deals and capture revenue. He is adept at being able to define and defend an innovative company's position in the global value chain, marshal and combine resources, develop strategy, swiftly execute cross-border market entry, harvest opportunities and operate on a global scale.
Ruppert's on-the-ground experience in 80 countries, which includes extended residences in China and France he is half French provides him with a unique understanding of the local market forces at work with an eye toward global strategic opportunities.
Private & Public Sector Executive LeadershipRuppert has truly seen all sides of the wireless industry, having held leadership positions in marketing, sales, product, general management and corporate governance. He is particularly strong in his ability to drive high-margin revenues, innovate on strategy, lead globally diverse teams, and in building company valuations through effective global execution.
Prior to entering the mobile industry, he spent over a decade crafting marketing and competitive strategies in the consumer goods and political arenas, focusing on public policy covering international trade, government finance, economic and technology development. He developed and executed political marketing and communications plans on U.S. Senate and Presidential campaigns. His government experience includes two presidential executive appointments, legislative service to two U.S. Senators and a U.S. Cabinet Secretary. In addition he has corporate governance experience as an independent corporate director for Paul Mitchell Systems, a global leader in hair care products.
Ruppert holds an MPA from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He earned his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis. He is a member of the Institute of Directors in the UK and is the founder of The Mandarin in America Foundation.
I was bestowed the Chinese name, Hu Bai Lu ("Merchant Duke"), during a meeting with a friend who ran Accenture's telecom practice in Asia. He advised, "If you want to be effective doing business in China, you need a Chinese name." I took his advice. I'm thankful that by my Chinese colleagues' standards, his personal assistant came up with a good one.
Listen to Paul Ruppert at the 2008 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
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