Businessman, writer, motivational speaker, business advisor, seminar leader, facilitator, and consultant, Bill Kimbrell moved to Kentucky in 1966 to start his own business. From a very meager beginning, he built his surgical equipment enterprise into a thriving, multimillion-dollar corporation. During his career, he was appointed Ethics Chairman for the entire United States for his professional organization, a position he held for over 12 years. Long an advocate for integrity and ethical leadership, Kimbrell conducted ethics seminars across the country, which resulted in the first certified Code of Ethics in the medical device industry.
Kimbrell and his wife, Pat, enjoy traveling and have taken three mission trips to Southeast Asia. They especially enjoy any time spent with their six grandchildren. Most recently in his business advisory practice, Kimbrell has returned from “the Harvard of Europe,” Insead University in Fontainebleau, France. There, he was one of a small percentage of over 800 consultants from all over the world to be qualified in Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Maket the Competition Irrelevant. Authored by two professors at Insead and published by the Harvard Business School Press, Blue Ocean Strategy was the best selling business book of the year in 2005 and continues to set records globally, having been translated into 39 foreign languages.