John Hecht, CPA · Managing Director

An award-winning community banker and consultant with over 35 years of experience, John brings significant expertise in a vast array of banking services and is a licensed CPA. He has a proven record of organizational growth and has held executive leadership & board level positions in banking and numerous community and professional organizations.

From a start-up CEO to running a large commercial banking team for a publicly-traded supercommunity bank, John has an extensive background in every aspect of bank operations, including treasury management and remote capture for deposits. John has a passion for recruiting and building high performing teams and helping community institutions thrive. 

John’s unique background also included 14 years as corporate CFO and M&A point person where he was actively involved in the analysis, negotiation, due diligence and integration of over a dozen community banks and other financial firms. In this role, he also chaired the Asset/Liability Committee (ALCO), developed profitability systems, raised capital and managed investment portfolios, analyzed BOLI and executive compensation plans, expanded wholesale and contingency funding sources and worked directly with investment bankers, regulators and counsel during branch expansion, divestitures, mergers and charter consolidations.

John is a licensed CPA in Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and the School for Bank Administration-Controllership Major at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. 
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