Chris Wichser

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Chris Wichser joined J.S. Held in September of 2023 as part of J.S. Held’s acquisition of TechPats.

Chris began his sales and entrepreneurial career at the age of eight selling candles door-to-door in his hometown of Riverton, New Jersey. He began his professional career in the telecommunications field in Tampa, Florida, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the early 1990s. From there in 1994, he joined a startup called Human Resource Alternatives (HRA) in Princeton, NJ. As the first employee of the newly founded company, Chris became a partner and helped it grow from less than $500,000 in sales to over $70,000,000 in sales in less than five years. In 1999, Chris founded Javers Group as a human resources outsourcing and management company. Javers Group was acquired by Univest Corporation (Nasdaq: UVSP) in May of 2012. Chris joined TechPats in December 2013 to oversee its continued growth and to achieve the goal of making TechPats the most well-known and highly respected patent consulting firm in the world.

Chris now has a decade of experience in the Intellectual Property industry and holds several licenses and designations based on his previous work. He is a long-time member of the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) of which he has served in many leadership positions locally and regionally, including past president of the Philadelphia chapter. Over the past five years, Chris has dedicated his time at a board level with several not-for-profit organizations.