Marvin Wilcher is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Wildstop, Inc. He is known as a zealous entrepreneur bringing more than 30 years of industry leadership, expertise, and executive management experience to his role with the company. With a strong passion for mergers and acquisitions: possessing broad financial analysis, negotiations, and counseling experience including advising clients from emerging companies to global enterprises across a wide range of market sectors.. Mr. Wilcher has held leadership positions in many aspects of the renewable energy business. Solar Capital Inc and Natwize are just a few of his successes in the renewable energy space.
Marvin’s involvement in the renewable energy field includes owning several successful solar installation and development companies. These companies have built projects in California, Louisiana and New Jersey. Projects include a 1.7 megawatt solar system on government buildings in New Jersey and more than 20 area schools in the State of California. Additionally these companies have built hundreds of installations for low income single-family residences in Louisiana including areas that were affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Like many of today's entrepreneurs "I was born that way" is how Marvin describes his drive to succeed. He goes on to say “I have always wanted to lead the way in one form or another, especially when it comes to business ideas and thinking outside of the box.” Marvin’s career has been quite a dynamic ride. From bootstrapping manufacturing ideas to managing a large number of start-up companies, the range of ups and down go from business development services for small struggling companies, to the acquisition of a $100 million dollar music distribution company. There have been some easy rides and some not so easy rides. No matter where the path leads, Marvin loves his work and looks forward to moving the ball and changing the game for the rest of his life. He is truly an Entrepreneur in every aspect of the word.
Marvin Wilcher was born in Akron, Ohio during the time of the great and booming auto industry in the midwest. After moving to California with his family and attending Catholic School in Oakland, Marvin experienced all of its upheaval of the 60’s and the 70’s in Oakland, San Francisco and Berkeley. After experiencing some major financial hardships in the early 80’s, which lead to him being virtually homeless, Marvin vowed to never find himself in the situation again. He began reading everything possible on the subjects of finance and self development. As a result of these experiences Marvin developed the expertise in Mergers and Acquisition as well as complex finance structures and deal negotiations. Now along with building his next and possibly most important adventure (WildStop Inc) Marvin takes a tremendous amount of pride in mentoring young entrepreneurs and helping them by pass all the obvious pitfalls of owning and operating a small business.
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