As with every PSMJ program, your course is presented by an A/E/C industry expert with extensive experience and a track record of success.


Karl Wohler provides advisory support to the mergers and acquisitions, valuation, and ownership transition practices at PSMJ. His diverse experience in operations management, finance, M&A deal structuring, and process management provides him with a unique perspective to assist architecture and engineering firm leaders in developing effective growth, transition, and exit strategies.

Karl began his career as a chemical engineer at Polaroid Corporation and then advanced to senior director of film manufacturing and corporate program manager in research & development. His first exposure to mergers and acquisitions came when he managed several plant consolidation and divestiture projects.

Over the past 15 years, Karl has built deep experience in mergers and acquisitions, which includes a range of consulting advisory engagements as well as his roles as the corporate head of M&A for Bowne & Co., a $1 billion financial service content management company, and as the owner and CEO of a 150‐employee printing company.

Karl has also provided project financing advisory support to several large real estate development and restructuring projects including Melrose on the Beach in South Carolina and Titanic‐Pigeon Forge in Tennessee.

As a strategy and business development consultant at Emergence Consulting, Karl provided growth strategy consulting and M&A advisory support to Chargeurs, a French manufacturing conglomerate, and DuPont’s global polyester manufacturing business. He also developed a divestiture and privatization plan for a $300 million division of Philips Electronics North America.

As a business owner, consultant, and corporate M&A leader, Karl developed strategy and end‐to‐end managed buy‐side and sell‐side M&A deals ranging in size from $1 million to more than $100 million.

Karl holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a master’s degree in business administration from Babson College.