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Ruediger (Rudy) Adolf

Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman

Rudy founded Focus in 2006 to provide a forum where leading independent, entrepreneurial wealth management experts can do what they do best—provide high quality advice to their clients – with additional support for growth; all without the limitations of traditional wirehouses. A recognized industry expert, Rudy frequently speaks at industry events and helps partner firms strategically grow their practices.

Rudy has enjoyed a solid career in financial services in both the US and Europe. His background includes senior positions with American Express, including his role as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the American Express (AMEX) Global Brokerage and Banking division. Prior to this role, Rudy was the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, reporting to the CEO of American Express. Rudy led the strategic initiatives for the group, developing a number of new business ventures and spearheading the firm’s major M&A activities. Before joining AMEX, Rudy was a partner at McKinsey & Company in New York, primarily focusing on financial services firms. He began his career with McKinsey in Munich.

Rudy holds a Doctorate and Master Degree in Law from the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

When not working Rudy is an avid world traveler and enjoys skiing – even heli-skiing – with his wife, two sons and daughter.

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