Conway MacKenzie is Proud to Welcome Michael Musso as a Managing Director of its Atlanta Office
Conway MacKenzie is pleased to announce its continued business expansion and momentum with the addition of experienced operations, turnaround and restructuring executive Michael Musso as Managing Director.
Mr. Musso has 30 years of experience in leading and rebuilding underperforming companies as CEO, Financial Advisor and Chief Restructuring Officer. He has a “blue chip” consumer products foundation having served in various leadership roles of increasing scope at Procter & Gamble, Pepsi Cola and Frito-Lay.
“Michael’s depth of experience and extensive background make him a valuable asset to our team,” said Greg Charleston, Senior Managing Director of Conway MacKenzie’s Atlanta office. “Our firm and clients will undoubtedly benefit from his impressive skills, diverse expertise and deep knowledge of the consumer packaged goods and manufacturing industries.”
Prior to joining Conway MacKenzie, Mr. Musso was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Summit Industries, a 90-year old consumer products manufacturer and distributor based in Atlanta, GA. In his role, he assembled a world-class team, successfully rebuilding every aspect of the company from brand equity to a completed overhaul of operations. Under his leadership, he positioned the company as an innovation leader resulting in transactions that delivered significant shareholder value.
Before joining Summit, he served as CEO of Cosmetic Specialties International and led the transition of the company from an underperforming stock manufacturer of basic cosmetic jars and closures to a custom molder, innovator and packaging design firm. This strategy resulted in significant sales and EBITDA growth and new customer contracts with Amway, Estee Lauder, and Procter and Gamble. In 2008 he joined middle market restructuring firm Morris Anderson & Associates. As the leader of the firm’s Consumer Package Goods Practice, he was responsible for sourcing and leading multiple successful turnaround and restructuring assignments with over $1 billion in combined asset values.
In 2009, he was awarded the Southeast TMA Turnaround and Transaction of the Year award for his successful restructuring and ultimate 363 sale of Cosmolab, a $70 million contract manufacturer of color cosmetics and packaging. Here he also served as the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, leading the business development and marketing functions of the firm.
A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Mr. Musso has been a presenter at the UT MBA Executive in Residence program and currently serves as a presenting member of the Consumer Package Goods “Boot Camp” for MBA students. He is a member of the TMA, CFA and Guidepoint Global. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Cosmetic Specialties.