Professional Qualifications


John Wicher and Associates, Inc. was formed in 2001. Prior to organizing the firm, Mr. Wicher was a managing director of Russell Miller, Inc, a highly respected specialty investment bank, consulting practice and fund advisor, which focused exclusively on the insurance industry. Mr. Wicher led the broker dealer and consulting practice.

Prior to joining Russell Miller, Inc., John headed the west coast consulting practice for a leading international valuation and consulting practice which provides advisory services to eighty-five percent of the Fortune 500 companies

John has been a principal in a joint venture with a major California bank formed to provide the bank with a vehicle for entry into the insurance industry. He has also been a director within the securitization and financial guarantee group of a major financial services firm where he also served on that organization's Corporate Credit Policy Committee.

John began his career in corporate treasury and finance, including Assistant Treasure for money, banking and investment with the country’s second largest privately held insurance broker where he also had responsibility for budgeting and planning.