Jeffrey A. Wu is the CEO of Actionable Strategies, a boutique global consulting firm specializing in key items on the executive agenda and solutions that drive performance improvement, lower total costs and manage risk. By applying Lean principles across the practices of Strategy and Organization, Business Excellence and Enabling Technologies, the firm helps clients drive top line results and bottom line performance.
Mr. Wu has over 30 years of technology and leadership experience including worldwide operational responsibilities. As a CTO at ADP, he was responsible for 3 business units that provided software-as-a-service from redundant Tier 1 data centers. He established a global, Agile product development organization that included an organization he created in India. In addition to driving Lean and Six Sigma initiatives in the business and IT, he sat on a number of corporate committees including Compliance, Information Security, Business Continuity and Operational Improvement.
His past work as CEO at consulting firms Claritas and Wharton Solutions included formation of a number of cutting edge technology companies that included patented product offerings. Previously, Mr. Wu served as VP of Product Strategy and Development for Mergent International, a pioneer in the security software space. As VP of Business Development for Computer Concepts Corporation his responsibilities included Mergers and Acquisitions and channel relationships. Earlier in his career, he was Director of Global Business Development, charged with creating innovative startup businesses at Thomson Financial where he initially ran global technology and operations as Director of Global Systems Planning.
Mr. Wu graduated from the Wharton School of Finance with a double major in Finance and Management. He has lectured and spoken extensively for organizations such as New York University, Business Week, CMP and Gartner Group. He has published articles and papers on both business and technology, including works on Agile with Cutter Consortium.