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Walter E. Popiel

Managing Director

Detroit

Walter Popiel specializes in providing turnaround and crisis management services to under-performing companies in a variety of industries, including retail fuel and convenience store operations, healthcare, automotive, heavy truck, energy, injection molding, wind turbine, electronic component manufacturing, construction, and oil and gas.

His experience includes treasury management, viability assessment, preparation of integrated financial projections, financial due diligence and assistance in customer and creditor negotiations. In addition to other activities critical in crisis situations, Mr. Popiel has been actively involved in numerous buy and sell side transactions, out of court restructurings and orderly wind-downs.

Most recently, Mr. Popiel was chosen as one of ten individuals awarded in Turnarounds and Workouts as “2017 People to Watch – Business Professionals Making Their Mark”, and the “2017 M&A Advisor – Emerging Leaders Award.” In addition, Walter and his colleagues were honored for their efforts in the Gas City transaction, which won the “2011 Outstanding Consumer and Retail Deal of the Year (over $50mm),” and the “Outstanding Real Estate Deal of the Year (under $500mm)” from the M&A Advisor. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Turnaround Management Association and the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Conway MacKenzie, Mr. Popiel completed a Management Development Program and served as a Project Manager for Flagstar Bank. More recently, Walter served as a Consultant for the Audit Enterprise Risk Services practice at Deloitte and Touche, serving a client base in the automotive, energy, retail, and amusement park industries.