Conway MacKenzie is Proud to Announce the Promotion of Eleven Professionals
Conway MacKenzie is proud to announce the promotion of eleven professionals. Each professional possesses a strong work ethic, and is passionate about helping our clients achieve results and overcome challenges. Our firm’s success is directly attributable to the contributions and commitment of our employees who are dedicated to driving growth and creating value. Please join us in congratulating our newly promoted professionals.
Senior Managing Directors
Michael Correra has a strong background in restructuring, reorganization, and bankruptcy advisory services. He’s also one of the key contacts for Engineering & Construction and Transportation & Logistics. He brings practical solutions to companies through his experience in cash management, financial analysis, financial forecasting, interim management, creditor negotiations, and restructuring plan development and execution.
Kent J. Laber
Kent Laber provides a full range of crisis management and turnaround consulting services to under-performing and financially troubled businesses, including interim management and debtor advisory, secured and unsecured lender advisory, litigation support, merger and acquisition advisory, and debt restructuring and refinancing. He performs financial, operational, management and manufacturing analysis for the purpose of determining the viability of a business and developing a survival, sale or liquidation plan.
Kenneth Latz is a Senior Managing Director and leader of the Firm’s Private Fund Services practice area and also a key contact for the Retail, Consumer Products and Direct Marketing industry. Mr. Latz has nearly 20 years of experience in private equity, financial and operational restructuring, merger and acquisition advisory services and the management of performing and under-performing companies. As a restructuring advisor, Mr. Latz has represented the interests of debtor and creditor constituencies in out-of-court restructurings and formal bankruptcy settings.
Pete Smidt is a shareholder of Conway MacKenzie and leads our Transaction Services practice. Pete has twenty years of mergers and acquisition services, advising on over 350 transactions, including buy-side, merger integration and sell-side engagements. In addition, Pete also provides strategic consulting, debt restructuring, and performance improvement services for performing and under-performing businesses. Mr. Smidt works extensively with the firm’s private equity and hedge fund clients. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Jeremy Vann provides financial advisory, mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and restructuring services to both performing and under-performing companies. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Turnaround Management Association.
Danielle Iafrate specializes in providing turnaround consulting and crisis management services to under-performing companies in the governmental, gaming & hospitality, automotive and manufacturing industries, among others. Mrs. Iafrate more recently has significant experience with the restructuring of municipal entities and is accomplished in both financial and operational aspects of corporate and municipal revitalization.
John Jansen provides turnaround consulting and crisis management services to performing and under-performing companies in a variety of industries. His experience includes financial and operational management, treasury management, preparation of integrated financial models and various types of financing transactions.
Taylor Jones provides financial advisory, mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and restructuring services to both performing and under-performing companies. He is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth and the Turnaround Management Association.
Michael Morton specializes in advising performing and underperforming companies, unsecured creditors and banking institutions on financial restructurings, valuation, strategic planning and business turnarounds.
RJ Prossner specializes in providing liquidity management, financial modeling, strategic planning, turnaround and operational management services to both performing and underperforming companies. Mr. Prossner is a member of the Turnaround Management Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute.
Michael Wills is a Director specializing in providing turnaround and crisis management, bankruptcy, and financial restructuring services to distressed businesses. His experience includes cash management, vendor management, financial analysis, constituent communications, and bankruptcy administration.