Bill Bao, Senior Partner, Taplow Longitude Management Consulting
Bill has almost 20 years of experience working as business partner and consultant to Fortune 500 and listed companies in NYSE and NASDAQ, in their entry into and expansion inside the China market.
He returned to China in the late 1990’s to be Human Resources Director of Eaton Corporation when it consolidated its China investment and merged 5 practices. A participant in the China joint venture negotiation, Bill ensured the success of the integration through the Leadership Organizational Review which detailed process for staff localization and development. In the late 2000’s, he was Human Resources Director – Greater China for Stryker Corporation, providing the talent framework to support the Company’s annual 35% business growth for 4 consecutive years.
Clients have found Bill exceptionally effective as they set up in China and other Asian locations like Taiwan and Vietnam. He helped Dorman Products Inc to establish its First Article Inspection Laboratory and reduce FAI inspection lead time by 35%. Earlier, he was consultant to Nautilus Group and upon his recommendation, the China business was restructured resulting in a 29% saving on annual QA budget and an 11% improvement on quality.
Born and raised in China, Bill holds a BA in English from Nankai University and an MBA from Arkansas State University. With residency in Washington since early 1990’s, he is also a Certified StrengthsFinder Coach, Certified Zenger Miller Training Facilitator and Certified Gallup Support Service Perceiver (SSP) Screener.