Brian Connors has over 22 years of experience in interim financial management, specialized financial consulting and turnaround management in the advertising, agricultural, aerospace, automotive, construction, contracting, distribution, healthcare, real estate, retail, not-for-profit, government, home products, heavy manufacturing, printing, packaging, insurance and chemical industries.
As a Certified Turnaround Professional, Mr. Connors directs out-of-court turnarounds as well as Chapter 11 reorganizations. He is accomplished in accounting/finance, forensic accounting/litigation support, crisis management and bankruptcy issues, and regularly provides financial, operational and strategic assistance to distressed companies. Mr. Connors also provides financial due diligence services and regularly serves as interim financial management for his clients. Mr. Connors recently served as interim CFO and lead a successful transformation of a $230 million manufacturer of specialty chemicals, primarily used in the plastics industry.
In recent years, Mr. Connors has primarily been providing his private equity clients with interim financial management services for their portfolio companies in all stages of investment (including initial investment/divestiture/carve-out stages, profit enhancement/performance improvement activities during middle stages, and favorably positioning and presenting company for exit in later stages.
Within these assignments, Mr. Connors and other Conway MacKenzie professionals provided a broad range of services to the client, including financial and situational analysis, cash flow forecasting, strategic planning, implementation of value-add financial tools/metrics and coordination of tactical discussions with the company’s stakeholders including secured lenders.
Mr. Connors is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Turnaround Management Association and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. He also is accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.