John Oliver

John Oliver - Banker
John Oliver
John Oliver's career in the financial services industry spans almost forty years, working both in Europe and the United States. Over the past twenty years he has built a thriving consulting practice with focus on strategy development processes and the developmental needs of managers and directors in the financial services industry. 

Mr. Oliver specializes in strategic management consulting and in the design, development, and implementation of instructor-led training programs. He is responsible for the design and implementation of the highly regarded FIplanner strategic planning process for community banks and the CUplanner process for credit unions. As a result of his extensive management development training experience he has acted in an advisory capacity for the American Institute of Banking. His consulting services and training programs are utilized by institutions of all sizes and types, from small community-based organizations to major multi-national institutions. He is a speaker at amy financial services sector conferences around the world. and internationally his programs have been implemented for participants from Asia, Europe, South America, and Australia. His work with directors has been hailed as a breakthrough in director training. 

Mr. Oliver began his career with National Westminster Bank in England, where he gained considerable knowledge of the retail financial-services environment. He then moved to Kleinwort Benson, one of the oldest merchant banks in the City of London. In 1978, he entered the world of international banking when he joined Rothschild Intercontinental Bank. With RIB he was transferred to the United States to form a new project finance/venture capital subsidiary that was subsequently acquired by Continental Bank. His experience covers virtually every sector of the financial services industry. 

Educated in England in Banking and Finance, his educational background together with his extensive industry experience and a proven ability to communicate have resulted in his current position as a highly respected consultant in the field of training and development. He is on the faculty of the BAI Graduate School of Banking, The Community Bankers School and the CUES School of Applied Strategic Management. He is listed in the U.S. publications
Who's Who in Finance and Industry and Who's Who in the World, as well as in the Dictionary of International Biography published in Cambridge, England. Mr. Oliver is the author of the book What Really Is Expected of Me - The Directors Guidebook and has contributed to articles in various financial services publications. Over the last decade he has addressed bankers from all over the world.

Mr. Oliver resides in Palm Springs, California.