Michael Musso is a seasoned C-level operational and financial leader delivering, strategic, commercial, and operational expertise to his clients over the last 30 years. Mike has extensive experience leading and optimizing value for companies as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Commercial Officer, Chief Restructuring Officer, and Financial Advisor. He has a “blue chip” consumer products foundation having served in various leadership roles at Procter & Gamble Food Products Division, Pepsi Cola and Frito-Lay. Mike’s foundation in consumer goods and food products were rooted at a very young age by growing up in a family-owned grocery business in Birmingham, Alabama.
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. Here, Mr. Musso assembled a world-class team, successfully rebuilding every aspect of the company from brand equity to a complete overhaul of operations. Under his leadership, he positioned the company as an innovation leader resulting in a transaction that delivered significant shareholder value. Before joining Summit, Mike served as CEO for various sponsor owned companies for over 10 years in the wine, consumer products, business services and private education industries. In 2008 he joined Morris Anderson, a middle market restructuring and turnaround firm where he led the Consumer Products restructuring practice. Since joining Conway MacKenzie in 2015, Mike has led development of the Consumer Products Practice including development of the commercial excellence services and has led dozens of engagements in restructuring, transactions services and performance improvement. Mike also has extensive FDA regulatory experience.
In 2009, he was awarded the Southeast TMA Turnaround and Transaction of the Year award for his team’s successful restructuring and ultimate 363 sale of Cosmolab, a $70M contract manufacturer of color cosmetics and packaging. The result was 100% lender recovery and retention of over 500 jobs in the community.
A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Mr. Musso has been a presenter at the UT MBA Executive in Residence program and also as a presenting member of the Consumer Packaged Goods “Boot Camp” for MBA students. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Turnaround Management Association, and CFA Institute. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Cosmetic Specialties and is a current Board member for the Atlanta Chapter of the TMA.