Anna Wu, President & Founder
Anna Wu is the President and Founder of Wu & Associates, a global consulting and intellectual property firm based in Downtown Los Angeles, Diamond Bar, and Arcadia, California with 8 offices in China and 4 offices in the United States.
Anna Wu has a unique balance of business development, strategy, marketing and legal skills. With over 20 years of experience in marketing and public relations, over 10 years in intellectual property, and 12 years in business operations development and consulting.
Anna is very involved with her community and spends her free time volunteering with numerous global nonprofits. She currently serves on the board of the California-Nevada-Hawaii Kiwanis Foundation. She is also a commissioner for the Los Angeles County Small Business commission, an Ambassador for the San Gabriel regional chamber and Industry Manufacturing Council Chamber, a board member of the East West Education Foundation,
Anna is a former Whitehouse Intern in the office of Media Affairs. Some of her former employers include NBC Universal Studios, South Coast Air Quality Management District, City of Pasadena, Bank of America Mortgage, and Wells Fargo.
In March of 2016, Anna was named Distinguished Women of the 57th Assembly District by Majority Assembly Leader Ian C. Calderon. In May of 2016, Anna Wu was named 2016 Los Angeles Business Journal Women’s Summit finalist for Volunteer of the Year and Philanthropist of the Year. In July of 2016, Anna Wu was named a finalist for the 2016 Asian Business Award from the Los Angeles Business Journal.
From our Los Angeles Office:
Richard Lee, Chief Information Officer
Richard Lee is Wu and Associates chief technology & innovation officer and leads the company’s Technology Innovation & Ecosystem group. He is also a member of Wu and Associates Global Management Committee. In addition to overseeing WA's technology strategy, Mr. Lee has responsibility for driving innovation through R&D activities in WA's Labs and leveraging emerging technologies to bring the newest innovations to clients globally.
James Shih, Senior Research Director
As a Senior Research Director at Wu and Associates, James Shih delivers advisory and consulting engagements for Wu and Associates. Mr. Shih also manages a team of analysts to develop and publish best practice research.
Asif Bashir, Information Technology Analyst
Asif Bashir is a Senior Manager in the Core Infrastructure team at Wu and Associates. His work thus far has focused on refining the technology roadmapping process to ensure IT activities align to business needs as well as modernization projects in networking, storage, and the data center.
John Houser, Research Director and Executive Advisor
John Houser is a Research Director at Wu and Associates, specializing in Project Portfolio Management, Project Management, and Organizational Change Management. He brings over 10 years of experience in IT, primarily in Product Management and Project Management roles.
Joyce Chen, Research Director and Executive Advisor
Joyce Chen is a Research Director at Wu and Associates, focused on research and advisory in the Data and Information Management, Enterprise Integration, and Business Intelligence practice.