Don MacKenzie is a recognized expert at orchestrating successful financial and operational restructuring transactions in various industries, including automotive, energy, equipment manufacturing, franchise, governmental and municipal, industrial contracting, and high-tech.
Mr. MacKenzie has wide-ranging experience in insolvency and bankruptcy matters, turnaround and crisis management, mergers and acquisitions, transaction financing, and corporate renewal. Mr. MacKenzie also provides litigation support services, including expert testimony in federal and state courts.
As one of the founders of Conway MacKenzie, Mr. MacKenzie has been with the firm since its inception in 1987. He is a Certified Turnaround Professional, Certified Public Accountant, a member of the Turnaround Management Association, the Association of Insolvency and Reorganization Accountants, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, and frequently conducts seminars and lectures on the subjects of corporate renewal, restructuring, and various additional topics relating to the automotive industry.
As a restructuring expert, Mr. MacKenzie interfaces with, and advises Chief Executive Officers, senior management and board members regarding various strategic decisions and tactics to successfully navigate within their respective industry. He is frequently called upon by private companies, financial institutions and investors, such as private equity and hedge funds, to provide advice and counsel, and when applicable, oversees services provided to these institutions by Conway MacKenzie. In many cases, Mr. MacKenzie has served as interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Restructuring Officer for both public and private companies with both assets and debt in excess of $1 billion. Mr. MacKenzie’s recent experience includes serving as the Chief Restructuring Officer of RG Steel, LLC in its historic bankruptcy. RG Steel was the fourth largest flat-rolled integrated steel maker in the United States with over $1 billion in debt, $3 billion in annual sales and 8.2 million tons of steelmaking capacity. It was also one of the largest, most complex and most successful industrial restructurings in the last decade. His broad experience as Chief Restructuring Officer spans many industries including automotive, consumer products, financial services, heavy industry, steel and plastics, manufacturing, technology and telecom, and packaging and distribution.