Kenneth Latz is a member of Conway MacKenzie’s restructuring practice and leader of the Firm’s Institutional Investor Services Group. Mr. Latz has over 15 years of experience in financial and operational restructuring, distressed private equity, merger and acquisition advisory services and the management of under-performing companies.
As a restructuring advisor, Mr. Latz has represented the interests of debtor and creditor constituencies in out-of-court restructurings and formal bankruptcy settings in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, retail, consumer products, healthcare and distribution. Mr. Latz has also served in various executive management roles for distressed companies including President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Restructuring Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Controller and Treasurer.
As leader of the Firm’s Institutional Investor Services Group, Mr. Latz oversees the deployment of the Firm’s strategy for the provision of portfolio management and other advisory services to help institutional investors preserve and maximize the value of alternative investments during circumstances of fund-level restructuring, distress, conflict or transition. Mr. Latz is currently serving as Managing Director of a middle-market private equity fund following a for-cause removal of the former general partner by the fund’s limited partners.
Prior to rejoining Conway MacKenzie, Mr. Latz was Chief Financial Officer of a well-known direct-to-consumer apparel retailer, where he played a critical role in the execution of a financial restructuring of the business which maximized recovery to creditor constituencies. Prior to this role, Mr. Latz was the Director of Underwriting at a privately held distressed principal investment firm.
Mr. Latz is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Turnaround Professional. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds memberships in the Turnaround Management Association, the Association for Corporate Growth and the American Bankruptcy Institute.