Charles Wendel

President

Charles Wendel is President of FIC Advisors, 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 as a banker and consultant, beginning his career with Citibank as a commercial lender and also working as a merchant banker with Schroders and Bankers Trust.† His background includes experience in workouts and corporate restructurings. Mr. Wendel was previously a consultant at McKinsey & Co. and Mercer Management Consulting.

FICís areas of focus include:

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

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.

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