Senior Advisors


Senior Advisors

 

Ward Wickwire

Ward Wickwire
Senior Advisor
414-899-7173

Mr. Wickwire was a former Managing Director at Mertz Associates.

Mr Wickwire is currently a Senior Advisor to Bridgewood Advisors and is the founder of Wickwire Associates, a private firm that assists clients with strategic advisory on corporate growth options and execution of tactics involving capital structure, globalization, ownership transition, licensing and organization structure.

Over his 40-year career as Managing Director of Mertz Associates and Director of Corporate Development for INRYCO, a subsidiary of Inland Steel Company, Mr. Wickwire has advised public and private companies and private equity groups on acquisitions, sales, strategy, licensing and other strategic initiatives.

Mr. Wickwire built his personal global network of investment bankers and advisors as CEO of AICA and President/Chairman of IMAP, two global alliances of investment banking firms.  Mr. Wickwire has also been the Chairman of the Global Expansion Committee of Association for Corporate Growth, a global organization of over 1,200 members. In total, his personal network includes over 90 firms located throughout Eastern and Western Europe, North and South America and Asia-Pacific.

Mr. Wickwire earned his MBA from the University of Chicago and his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University.

Mr. Wickwire has held leadership positions in a variety of community, social and recreational organizations including churches, alumni organizations, foreign affairs groups and sports organizations.