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Gregory A. Charleston

Senior Managing Director


Greg Charleston, Senior Managing Director, leads Conway MacKenzie’s Atlanta regional office.

Since 1994, Mr. Charleston has offered financial advisory consulting, financial crisis services and interim management. He has extensive experience in various industries, including automotive, manufacturing, higher education, transportation, aviation, publishing, distribution, construction and health care. He has served as chief restructuring officer (CRO) and as interim CEO and CFO on several engagements.

Mr. Charleston served as CRO of Dippin’ Dots, a leading novelty ice cream maker, during its sale via a bankruptcy auction that generated proceeds to pay creditors. He was also CRO of a $200 million HVAC supplier and led the company through a successful out-of-court sale. Mr. Charleston served as CRO, CEO and chairman of the board of directors of a $100 million power supply service company. He managed the business through a state court receivership and successful sale through an active auction process. In addition to services provided to debtor companies, Mr. Charleston also has acted as lead advisor to senior lenders and bank groups related to distressed borrowers.

Mr. Charleston is a Certified Turnaround Professional, Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst. He is an active member of the turnaround community and financial industry. He also is on the board of directors of the Commercial Finance Association, Atlanta chapter; is the former president of the Atlanta chapter of the Turnaround Management Association; and is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the CFA Institute.

Previous Experience

Before joining Conway MacKenzie in 2001, Mr. Charleston was Vice President of Finance with Thomson Gale, a major publishing firm. Prior to that, he was with Ernst & Young.

In The News
05/21/2018 Greg Charleston: Huge hospital merger still unfinished after state’s OK – Georgia Health News 08/14/2017 Greg Charleston: Seeking partnerships is a survival strategy for rural hospitals – Georgia Health News 04/28/2017 Greg Charleston: Coke at a crossroads with new CEO in charge – Atlanta Journal-Constitution 04/02/2017 Greg Charleston: Atlanta bridge collapse: And you thought traffic was bad before? – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 03/06/2017 Greg Charleston: Greg Charleston Appointed as Board Member of Commercial Finance Association, Atlanta Chapter – citybizlist 01/30/2017 Greg Charleston: Political uncertainty adds to challenges of rural hospitals – Georgia Health News 10/19/2016 Greg Charleston: Death of the Saver: How Low Interest Rates Are Punishing the Risk-Averse – US News & World Report 08/26/2016 Greg Charleston: Macy’s retreat means more pain for malls – AJC 08/24/2016 Greg Charleston: Spa Sydell Bankruptcy: Not an Easy Fix, Expert Says – Patch 05/11/2016 Greg Charleston: Big Boxes Struggle To Stay Relevant In Online Age – 05/05/2016 Greg Charleston: Avalon Bucks Retail Trend With Leasing Growth – 05/04/2016 Greg Charleston: What’s Next for Sports Authority? – Patch 09/30/2015 Greg Charleston: Grady jumps into bidding for Southern Regional – Georgia Health News 09/17/2015 Greg Charleston: What do Atlanta financial experts think about Fed interest rate decision? – Atlanta Business Chronicle 09/04/2015 Greg Charleston: Good Advice: directors or advisers can help even the smallest company grow – Atlanta Business Chronicle 09/02/2015 Greg Charleston: Northside, Gwinnett Medical talk giant merger – Georgia Health News 08/04/2015 Greg Charleston: Insights on TeamHealth Holdings purchasing IPC Healthcare – Modern Healthcare 06/15/2015 Greg Charleston: The community hospital survival guide: Strategies to keep the doors open – Becker Hospital Review 03/13/2015 Greg Charleston: The Demand for Advisory Services – Atlanta Business Chronicle 02/19/2015 Greg Charleston: Hospital Partnerships in Georgia – Georgia Health News 01/22/2015 Greg Charleston: Hospital Bonuses from Medicare – Georgia Health News 01/07/2015 Greg Charleston: EDMC’s Holdout – 11/13/2014 Greg Charleston Interviewed on Tesla’s Struggles with Georgia Dealerships 11/06/2014 Greg Charleston: Charitable Giving habits of The Georgia Foundation for Public Spaces – CBS 10/10/2014 Greg Charleston: For-Profit Colleges and Chapter 11 – Law 360 03/07/2014 Greg Charleston: Clayton Hospital Seeking Taxpayer Help – Albany Herald 03/07/2014 Greg Charleston: Large Clayton Co. hospital seeks financial relief – Georgia Health News 02/18/2014 Greg Charleston: Coca-Cola’s Partnership with Green Mountain – The Atlanta Journal Constitution 12/31/2013 Greg Charleston: Insights on Stratus Alliance – Georgia Health News 10/01/2013 Greg Charleston: Salespeople in Operating Room Pose Risks, Require Vetting and Guidelines – Healthcare Risk Management 07/31/2013 Gregory Charleston Interviewed about Bankruptcy by FOX 5 Atlanta 07/11/2013 Greg Charleston: Atlanta Consultant Sees ‘Silver Lining’ in Detroit Bankruptcy – Atlanta Business Chronicle 06/28/2013 Greg Charleston: Justice Department Taking Depositions in American-US Airways Merger – Dallas Morning News 05/08/2013 Conway MacKenzie Once Again Named Among Atlanta’s Best And Brightest Companies To Work For 03/08/2013 Greg Charleston: Largest Georgia Companies to Boost Capital Spending – Atlanta Business Chronicle 12/23/2012 Greg Charleston: Atlanta Execs See Hiring Uptick: Nearly 45% of Area CFOs Expect to Add Jobs Next Year – Atlanta Journal-Constitution 11/28/2012 Greg Charleston: Are Things Looking Up for American Airlines? – Star-Telegram 11/07/2012 Greg Charleston: YOUR MONEY – Kodak Retirees Face Big Losses, New Choices – Reuters 05/03/2012 Conway MacKenzie’s Consult Saved Jobs, Gave Company Fresh Start 03/07/2012 Greg Charleston: Dippin’ Dots Bankruptcy Judge OKs CRO – The Deal Pipeline Greg Charleston: Coke to Amp Up Marketing in Face of Earnings Slump – Atlanta Journal-Constitution