DWH Adds Managing Director to Support Detroit Area Growth


DETROIT — DWH, a Grand Rapids-based business advisory firm offering a variety of consulting services including ownership transition and succession planning, and turnaround and restructure services, has hired Bryan Ford as a managing director to support the company’s growth in the metro Detroit region.

“As DWH has continued to grow over the past several years, our client base has expanded to include several clients based on the east side of the state,” said Doug Wilterdink, managing director for DWH. “Bryan will be based in Detroit and will be focusing his efforts on providing support to existing clients as well as pursuing new opportunities in an area that we believe offers tremendous potential.”

Ford has more than 25 years of experience as a commercial banker helping clients improve operational performance and mitigate risk through strategic planning and implementation. In his new role at DWH, Wilterdink said Ford will work with clients to help them do a thorough assessment to identify and understand the issues impacting their business. Ford will also offer solutions and provide support for implementing changes to help transform businesses facing a variety of challenges. 

Prior to joining DWH, Ford served in several management roles at a variety of financial institutions including PNC and Huntington Bank. He has also served as a commercial loan officer and mortgage backed security trader providing him with a deep understanding of commercial banking and asset management.

Ford is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University where he earned BBA in finance. He has also received certifications from the Risk Management Association’s Real Estate Lending Academy and the Michigan Bankers Association and Robert Morris Associates Commercial Lending School at Michigan State University.