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Charles Wendel

President

FIC

Charles Wendel is President of Financial Institutions Consulting, Inc. (FIC), a management consulting firm dedicated to providing practical recommendations leading to growth and improved productivity in the financial services sector.


Mr. Wendel has extensive experience both as a banker and consultant. He began his banking career with Citibank as a commercial lender and had also worked as a merchant banker with Schroders and Bankers Trust. His banking background also includes experience in workouts and corporate restructurings.


Prior to founding FIC, Mr. Wendel was a Vice President at Mercer Management Consulting and an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Co., Inc. He has consulted to money center, regional and community banks, and diversified financial services companies both in the U.S. and around the world. Areas of focus include:


Merger and Acquisition Screening and Valuation
Alliance/Partnership Strategies
Small Business and Commercial Banking Strategy Development
Wealth Management
Process Repositioning and Redesign
Retail Banking


Mr. Wendel has written five books and is a regular contributor to several financial services periodicals, has spoken at many industry conferences, and has appeared on CNN, CNBC, and Bloomberg radio.


Wendel holds an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing and an M.A. and M.Phil. in English from Columbia University; he received his undergraduate degree from New York University.