William (Bill) S. Wimberley
Angestellt, Vice President, Strategic International Programs, Spright, div. of Air Methods
Weilheim i.OB, Germany
Success in startup and emerging growth company business development and international expansion in W.Europe, N.America, LATAM, PacRim & UAE. Experience across multiple emerging technologies including Biotech, FinTech, Drone-tech, and Mgmt Consulting. Leadership experience in tech incubation, acceleration and a successful NASDAQ IPO. Further details, comment and references here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/williamswimberley/
Professional experience for William (Bill) S. Wimberley
Current 1 year and 1 month, since Apr 2022
Vice President, Strategic International Programs
Spright, div. of Air Methods
Hired away from Wingcopter in agreement with the CEO to further develop Wingcopter’s largest customer / partner, originally developed by me at Wingcopter. Currently developing new markets and securing strategic partners and customers in Asia, LATAM, North America & Europe with vertical industry focus on medical and infrastructure. Spright, a subsidiary of Air Methods, is a highly experienced Operator of various Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) for critical medical delivery and high-value infrastructure.
2 years and 10 months, Aug 2019 - May 2022
Head of Business Development (Global Markets)
Responsible for global business development, including strategic partnerships and major account development. Current initiatives in North America, Latin America, Europe, Australia, Japan, S.E. Asia, Africa, and the Gulf States. German Accelerator program manager for Japan, S. Korea, SE Asia, and the USA. Developed new business opportunities for Wingcopter exceeding 30mm EUR. Wingcopter designs, produces and operates fully autonomous eVTOL, fixed-wing, BVLOS specific UAV (drones). More: www.wingcopter.com
1 year and 1 month, Sep 2018 - Sep 2019
Sr. Management Consultant
Currently, a freelance management consultant working with two companies in Germany: 1) An Internaitonal SaaS / A.I. company based in Germany a) New business opportunities in the USA market b) Growth capital acquisition for international expansion 2) An Executive Training company a) New business growth and expansion in southern Germany I am available for additional freelance work or full-time employment. Current German Work Visa valid from 30.1.2019 to 29.1.2022 E.U. Blue Card #99420
2018 - 2019
Chief Revenue Officer
Visioneering Associates (Consulting - Redwood City, CA)
Led development of the new go-to-market strategy, including product and solution definitions, messaging and positioning for vertical markets, and associated pricing matrices and KPI's. Researched, evaluated and established new International sales, channels and partnership opportunities through my personal global business relationships in USA, EMEA, Australia & South America. Represented CAPE at ASIS Middle East Security Conference in Bahrain.
2014 - 2018
Chief Operating Officer / Co-Founder
Crudefunders, LLC (SaaS - FinTech)
FINTECH / EQUITY-CROWDFUNDING (Real Estate & Energy) Business development, strategic partnerships, operations and investor relations for the world's first and only FINTECH, SEC-compliant, equity-crowdfunding portal enabling non-accredited and accredited investors to invest directly in Energy projects and associated real estate across the USA. Crudefunders was the first, Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF & Reg D) portal in the energy industry. Several major projects funded to date. Others currently funding.
2012 - 2014
Chief Business Development Officer
CNO Industries & Technologies ($2B Multi-Industry Conglomerate)
MULTI-INDUSTRY CONGLOMERATE: Initially surveyed and evaluated all potential business development, expansion, investment and partnership options for the Choctaw Nation, and subsequently outlined a comprehensive business development and diversification strategy and implemented same across 10,000 sq. miles of territory. Industries included Renewable Energy, High-Tech, Retail, Business Incubation, and others. Extensive business development success with millions of dollars of new business.
2011 - 2012
Chief Business Development Officer
Silk Road Solutions (International Management Consulting)
INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT CONSULTING: Leveraged my business skills and entrepreneurial experience to impact the economic growth, stability and sustainability of Afghanistan, functioning as a business development catalyst, strategist and liaison between ISAF (U.S. & coalition) military development, USAID / DAI, and Afghan Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) business owners in capacity and infrastructure nation building projects across the country including Kabul, Herat, Kunduz, Jalalabad and Kandahar.
2007 - 2010
President & Chief Revenue Officer / Co-Founder
Precerche Life Sciences (SaaS - Biotech / Pharma)
BIOTECH / PHARMACEUTICAL: Provided executive leadership in business strategy and planning (modeling and Proforma), product design and marketing, business development, and investor relations, including hiring of CTO and other key members of the initial DevOps Team. Also, assisted in the sale of a multi-million dollar project to the U.S. Navy (NMRC).
Educational background for William (Bill) S. Wimberley
University of Texas
European History, Finance, Marketing, Sales, Business writing, Business Law