John Wepler – A Vital Resource in Mergers and
John Wepler has been an invaluable asset in mergers and acquisitions since joining MarshBerry in 1991, having personally advised on over 300 transactions.
He is a highly sought-after industry speaker, known for his expert insight on organic growth management, valuation enhancement strategies, business planning, perpetuity strategies and financial management.
He serves as an adviser to the Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers (DVIC) Board and is often a keynote speaker at insurance carrier elite meetings, national conferences and leadership forums. Furthermore, he is a member of both American Bankers Insurance Association and Abri SPAC 1.
Early Life and Education
John Wepler was born in 1851 to Henry Wepler and Elizabeth Wepler.
He served in the US Army as a Military Policeman. During the Iraqi conflict, he served as an Infantry Company First Sergeant.
After serving 15 months in Afghanistan, he returned home and is the proud father of three children.
He joined Marsh, Berry & Company in 1991 and quickly rose to become Chairman. With extensive expertise in mergers & acquisition advisory, as well as writing articles for leading insurance publications, he is currently a director and largest shareholder of the firm. Additionally, he serves on various other boards across different industries. Throughout his career he has earned numerous awards for his work.
John Wepler has had an illustrious career in the insurance industry. He joined Marsh, Berry & Company (MarshBerry) in 1991 and currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
He is a sought-after speaker and expert resource on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), organic growth management, valuation enhancement strategies, business planning, perpetuation and financial management. Since joining MarshBerry he has advised on more than 300 M&A transactions.
He is an esteemed advisor to numerous organizations and serves as board member of Abri SPAC, Inc. Abri is a publicly traded SPAC that seeks out prospective targets that provide disruptive technological innovation in traditional managed industries with particular emphasis on financial services. Mr. King frequently speaks at industry seminars and events and serves as an executive forum leader.
John Wepler is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Marsh, Berry & Company (MarshBerry) as well as its wholly owned FINRA registered broker/dealer MarshBerry Capital Inc. Since joining the firm in 1991, he has personally advised on 207 merger and acquisition transactions.
He is an invaluable asset in mergers and acquisitions due to his expertise on organic growth management, valuation enhancement strategies, business planning, perpetuation and financial management. Additionally, he has written articles for leading insurance publications like SNL Securities, Best’s Review and American Agent and Broker.
After completing his engineering studies, John relocated to Fiume on the Adriatic coast of Austria-Hungary’s Empire. There, he began working alongside his father Robert Whitehead at their family-owned Whitehead Torpedo Factory. While there, John assisted both his dad and brother-in-law (Count Georg Hoyos) with developing torpedoes for Corvettes.
John Wepler is an esteemed industry resource who has advised on over 300 mergers and acquisitions as well as capital markets transactions. He frequently speaks at industry events, seminars, and executive forums. John holds a master’s degree in organic growth management, valuation enhancement strategies, business planning/perpetuation, financial management and M&A transactions; furthermore he serves as Chairman and CEO of MarshBerry where his responsibilities include overseeing the company’s overall growth strategy and operations.