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Kevin J. Hand

Kevin J. Hand | Conway MacKenzie

Managing Director,
Detroit

Kevin Hand is a Managing Director and Shareholder at Conway MacKenzie, Inc. where he provides crisis management, debt restructuring, and turnaround consulting services to distressed clients. Mr. Hand has experience in a variety of industries and has completed engagements in the automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, retail, pharmaceutical, financial services, and municipal government industries. Kevin has served as an interim treasurer for clients in the automotive and financial services industries. Mr. Hand has provided turnaround and restructuring services for over 18 years in various capacities for clients primarily in the middle-market. Mr. Hand is experienced in both financial and operational aspects of corporate and municipal revitalization.

Kevin assisted the City of Detroit with its historic operational, financial, and organizational restructuring before, during and after the bankruptcy process. Mr. Hand led a team of Conway MacKenzie professionals in assisting City of Detroit leadership, the Emergency Manager, and other advisors with operational and financial initiatives for various departments, including: Fire and EMS, Municipal Parking, Public Works, Recreation, Health and Wellness Promotion, Coleman A. Young International Airport, Information Technology, and Finance.

Post-bankruptcy, Mr. Hand lead six Conway MacKenzie professionals in assisting City of Detroit leadership and other advisors with operational restructuring initiatives for various departments within the City of Detroit, including the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), the Office of Innovation and Technology (DoIT), the Housing and Revitalization Department (HRD), and the Planning and Development Department (PDD).

The City of Detroit restructuring won several awards, including: the Turnaround Management Association Transaction of the Year: Mega Transaction, the M&A Advisor Restructuring Deal of Year, Turnarounds & Workouts Successful Restructuring, and Global M&A Network Turnaround of the Year. Kevin was one of the professionals recognized by the Turnaround Management Association for their work in the successful restructuring of the City of Detroit.

He is a Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP) and a member of the Turnaround Management Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, and the Association for Corporate Growth.

Mr. Hand has served on the Loyola High School Detroit Board of Directors since 2015. He is currently Chairperson of the school’s Finance Committee, where he has been a member of the committee since 2011, is the Chairperson of the school’s Business Plan Committee, and is a member of the school’s Executive Committee.

Prior to joining Conway MacKenzie, Mr. Hand has also served as a financial analyst for manufacturing firms in the industrial, aerospace and defense, and automotive industries, and as a commercial loan officer for a prominent Midwestern bank.