James (Jim) Wetrich has been deeply involved in healthcare for more than 30 years. He is currently the CEO of The Wetrich Group LLC and The Wetrich Group SCO LLC. Founded in 2001, The Wetrich Group offers a wide variety of advisory, marketing strategy and human capital management consulting services. In 2014, The Wetrich Group SCO LLC purchased the assets of Haney/Lowderman LLC, a firm specializing in outplacement services for hospital executives.
During his career, Jim has worked in hospital administration and hospital management consulting. In the mid-1980s, he played an instrumental role in the development of the University HealthSystem Consortium.
Jim worked at Abbott Laboratories for 11 years where he began as the Manager of Corporate Strategic Planning. While at Abbott, he spent four years in product marketing; two years as Marketing Director for European Operations; two years as Director of HealthSystem Sales; and four years as Divisional Vice President. Jim worked at Molnlycke Health Care where he served as President and General Manager of the Americas.
Jim has a B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Southern California; a Master of Health Administration from Tulane University; and a MBA from Emory University. He serves on a number of boards and advisory boards. He is currently on the board of Optomeditech, Movi Medical, and Debra of America. Jim is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has received the Outstanding Alumnus Award from Tulane University. Jim is married to Nancy and they have two boys, Marc and Matt.