WTR was founded by a group of Fortune 100 global executives who needed to conduct business on a global scale in a faster, more productive and cost effective way. The firm is led by Stephan M. Branch, PhD, President and CEO. Dr. Branch directs a team of Partners, Editors and 800 Analysts in 50 editorial sites around the world. He is responsible for the revenue growth, service quality and strategic expansion of the firm.
Dr. Branch's extensive global experience includes serving as the executive vice president of a 3.5 billion dollar publicly traded mobility company and several terms as a Board of Director on the National Foreign Trade Council in Washington DC. He has led both privately held and publicly traded companies in Asia, Latin America, Europe and the US. During his tenure at those companies, he was responsible for a total of 55 countries and lived on five continents. Dr. Branch is multilingual and has an MBA and PhD in International Business from the George Washington University and is a graduate of Harvard Law School.