Maximizing Value for all Stakeholders
Senior Managing Director
John has 30 years of banking, financial management and consulting experience in a variety of industries. He started his career at Comerica Bank as a commercial lender working in their middle market, private lending, small business and automotive dealership financing units. Following his banking experience, John joined the private sector serving as the Chief Financial Officer for a tier one precision machine automotive supplier that included two operating companies, W.A. Thomas Company and Hy-Lift LLC, and approximately $65 million in annual revenues. John also served as the Chief Financial Officer of a steel processing organization that included three operating companies, Flat Rock Metal Company, Bar Processing Corporation and Flat Rock Metal Processing LLC, and approximately $200 million of adjusted revenues. During his service as a Chief Financial Officer John was responsible for all accounting, finance and purchasing activities in addition to leading the both organizations’ corporate development activities resulting in the acquisition of both Hy-Lift LLC and Bar Processing Corporation and the raising of over $75 million of acquisition financing.
Since 2001 John has served as a turnaround/restructuring consultant starting with the turnaround consulting firm at Conway MacKenzie in Detroit, MI assisting distressed middle market clients develop and implement turnaround plans in a wide variety of industries, with an emphasis on automotive suppliers. In 2007 John was recruited by Crowe Horwath LLC, the country’s 8th largest public accounting firm to found and serve as Partner and Practice Leader of its Restructuring Advisory Services practice. During his 10 plus years at Crowe Horwath, John lead over 75 restructuring engagements in the construction, food & commodity, financial service, distribution, automotive supply, oil & gas, stamping, precision machining, foundry, not-for-profit and retail industries and has restructured approximately $1.0 billion of senior secured financing for companies ranging from $10 million in annual sales to over $800 million throughout his career. In 2017 John founded Allied Business Advisors, LLC and leads a team of professionals dedicated to assisting privately held middle market companies in a wide variety of industries and circumstances solve complex problems and maximize value for all stakeholders.
John holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan. In addition, John is a Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP) and a member of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA).