J.D. Wichser
Managing Director
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20+ years of experience
Specializes in performance improvement and cost management
Primary areas of concentration are selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expense strategy, cost reduction and technology economics
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J.D. Wichser is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal in Chicago, specializing in performance improvement and cost management.

His primary areas of concentration are selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expense strategy, cost reduction and technology economics.

With more than 20 years of combined industry and consulting experience, Mr. Wichser leads complex projects by partnering directly with senior managers to develop new strategies that drive performance and leverage technology to improve effectiveness and reduce cost.

Notable assignments include: a complete SG&A service delivery model restructuring for a major retailer; elimination of SG&A "overhang" in a multibillion-dollar technology spin-off; and development of the strategy, design and implementation of a state-wide electronic licensing initiative for occupational and professional licensure. Most recently, Mr. Wichser was responsible for leading a global finance restructuring effort at a major pharmaceutical company. Mr. Wichser has worked with clients across various industries, including retail, manufacturing and public sector.

Prior to joining A&M, he spent seven years with a large global consultancy, where he most recently served as the leader for its SG&A cost-reduction service line.

Mr. Wichser earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Luther College and a master's degree in industrial administration from Purdue University.