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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.

04/02/2017 Greg Charleston Quoted in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 03/06/2017 Greg Charleston Appointed as Board Member of Commercial Finance Association, Atlanta Chapter 01/30/2017 Gregory Charleston Quoted in Georgia Health News 08/26/2016 Macy’s retreat means more pain for malls 08/24/2016 Spa Sydell Bankruptcy: Not an Easy Fix, Expert Says 05/11/2016 Big Boxes Struggle To Stay Relevant In Online Age 05/05/2016 Avalon Bucks Retail Trend With Leasing Growth 05/04/2016 What’s Next for Sports Authority? 09/30/2015 Greg Charleston Shares Insights On Grady’s Bid For Southern Regional 09/17/2015 Greg Charleston Weighs In On Fed Interest Rate Decision 09/04/2015 Greg Charleston Featured In The Atlanta Business Chronicle 09/02/2015 Greg Charleston Quoted on Northside, Gwinnett Medical talk giant merger 08/04/2015 Greg Charleston Quoted on TeamHealth and IPC Merger 06/15/2015 Greg Charleston Shares Expertise on Community Hospitals 03/13/2015 Gregory Charleston Quoted on the Demand for Advisory Services 02/19/2015 Gregory Charleston Weighs in on Hospital Partnerships in Georgia 01/22/2015 Gregory Charleston Shares Insights on Hospital Bonuses from Medicare 01/07/2015 Gregory Charleston Quoted on EDMC’s Holdout 11/13/2014 Gregory Charleston Interviewed on Tesla’s Struggles with Georgia Dealerships 11/06/2014 Gregory Charleston Shares Insights
on an Atlanta Not-For-Profit’s Finances in CBS Article
10/10/2014 Gregory Charleston Weighs in on For-Profit Colleges and Chapter 11 03/07/2014 Gregory Charleston Weighs In on Clayton Hospital Seeking Taxpayer Help 03/07/2014 Gregory Charleston Shares Insights on Large Clayton Hospital Seeking Financial Relief 02/18/2014 Gregory Charleston Shares Insights on Coca-Cola 12/31/2013 Greg Charleston Shares Insights on Stratus Alliance 10/01/2013 Salespeople in Operating Room Pose Risks, Require Vetting and Guidelines 07/31/2013 Gregory Charleston Interviewed about Bankruptcy by FOX 5 Atlanta 07/11/2013 Atlanta Consultant Sees ‘Silver Lining’ in Detroit Bankruptcy 06/28/2013 Justice Department Taking Depositions in American-US Airways Merger 05/08/2013 Conway MacKenzie Once Again Named Among Atlanta’s Best And Brightest Companies To Work For 03/08/2013 Largest Georgia Companies to Boost Capital Spending 12/23/2012 Atlanta Execs See Hiring Uptick: Nearly 45% of Area CFOs Expect to Add Jobs Next Year 11/28/2012 Are Things Looking Up for American Airlines? 11/07/2012 YOUR MONEY – Kodak Retirees Face Big Losses, New Choices 05/03/2012 Conway MacKenzie’s Consult Saved Jobs, Gave Company Fresh Start 03/07/2012 Dippin’ Dots Bankruptcy Judge OKs CRO Coke to Amp Up Marketing in Face of Earnings Slump