Walter E. Popiel

Walter E. Popiel | Conway MacKenzie

Managing Director,

Walter Popiel specializes in providing turnaround, crisis management and enterprise value enhancement services to performing and under-performing companies in a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, healthcare, heavy truck, energy, injection molding, wind turbine, electronic component manufacturing, construction, retail fuel and convenience store operations, and oil and gas. His experience includes customer and creditor negotiations, financial due diligence, preparation of integrated financial projections, cost validation, treasury management, viability assessment,, and transaction advisory services. 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. Walter and his colleagues were also honored for their efforts in the Fabco Automotive Corporation case, which won the “2017 Restructuring Deal of the Year (over $25mm – $50mm)” and for their efforts for the US Manufacturing case, which won the “Distressed M&A Deal of the Year (over $250mm to $500mm) from the M&A Advisor.” He is a Certified Turnaround Professional and an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Turnaround Management Association and the Institute of Internal Auditors.

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.