Mackinac Partners


Our team of professionals is comprised of individuals with extensive strategic, financial and operational leadership experience across a variety of industries and markets. Many of Mackinac Partners’ professionals come from industry and have held “C-suite” positions, including CEO, CFO and CRO, with major operating enterprises. Other senior professionals previously held leadership positions at prominent financial advisory firms and accounting firms or with federal and local law enforcement agencies.

Mackinac Partners’ professionals hold advanced degrees as well as certifications that include Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (CIRA), and Certification in Distressed Business Valuation (CDBV).

We fully understand the importance of establishing strong, collaborative relationships with our clients and are diligent in staffing each engagement with professionals who possess the requisite experience, skills and leadership capabilities to promote and achieve our clients’ objectives.

James A. Weissenborn

James A. Weissenborn

Founder and Managing Partner

Jim has over 35 years of executive leadership experience including positions as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Restructuring Officer of many national, international, public and private corporations. Jim has also …

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Bloomfield Hills, MI Download V-Card
Todd J. Zelek

Todd J. Zelek

Chief Operational Officer

Todd provides a wealth of experience advising clients on M&A activities, capital raising, restructuring and value enhancing strategy development. He has over 30 years of business experience as an operator, investor, director, financial advisor and investment banker …

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Santa Monica, CA Download V-Card
Keith A. Maib

Keith A. Maib

Senior Managing Director

Keith co-leads Mackinac Partners’ Financial Restructuring, Transaction Advisory and Private Equity practice areas and plays a key role in the delivery of our service offerings across these areas including M&A/transaction services, Sell-side advisory, interim management, PE …

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Nishant Machado

Nishant Machado

Senior Managing Director

Nishant has extensive business, finance and restructuring experience including positions as interim COO, Lead Restructuring Advisor and senior financial officer for turnaround clients and public and private corporations. A Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor, Nishant’s finance …

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Santa Monica, CA
Melissa S. Kibler

Melissa S. Kibler

Senior Managing Director

Melissa has more than 25 years of experience providing financial advisory, restructuring and turnaround management services to Fortune 500 and mid-sized companies and their stakeholders. She also has extensive investigative, litigation and valuation experience, including insolvency-related …

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Michael Nowlan

Michael Nowlan

Senior Managing Director

Michael has over 25 years of strategic, financial and turnaround and restructuring advisory experience. He has served in numerous C-level interim management roles including CEO, CFO and CRO, where he has provided strategic, financial and operational …

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Howard S. Lanznar

Howard S. Lanznar

Senior Advisor

Howard is a Senior Advisor who has over 35 years of experience leading companies, Boards of Directors, clients, creditors and debtors in strategic advisory, M&A activities, joint ventures and integration, litigation matters, turnarounds and restructurings, distressed …

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John Bittner

John Bittner

Senior Managing Director

John has over twenty-five years of strategic, financial and operational restructuring advisory experience. He has served as a lead restructuring advisor, interim CEO, CFO , CRO  and Senior VP in representing numerous companies, creditor groups and  …

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Kevin P. Bruce

Kevin P. Bruce

Senior Managing Director

Kevin has more than 30 years of proven experience in leading private and public corporations in market growth and restructuring initiatives. Having served as a senior executive for a number of top companies including Dunkin’ Donuts …

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Kevin M. Cronin

Kevin M. Cronin

Senior Managing Director, Investigations, Risk and Dispute Advisory Group

Kevin is a highly credentialed intelligence and security professional with over 23 years of hands-on experience providing public corporations, private companies, government agencies, and dignitaries with security, intelligence, investigative and law enforcement services. Kevin has served …

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Gregory J. Suhajda

Gregory J. Suhajda

Senior Advisor

Greg is a Senior Advisor to Mackinac Partners’ Investigations, Risk and Dispute Advisory Group.  Greg has more than 20 years of experience within the investigative and international intelligence communities across industries that include banking and financial …

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Bloomfield Hills, MI
Scott Bailey

Scott Bailey

Managing Director, Investigations, Risk and Dispute Advisory Group

Scott has over 28 years of experience in digital forensics, cyber security, eDiscovery, risk management and incident response. He is nationally recognized, specializing in sophisticated and complex technology investigations. Scott has consulted for Fortune 500 companies …

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Matthew A. Beresh

Matthew A. Beresh

Managing Director

Matt has almost 20 years of experience in providing financial and operational advisory services to distressed organizations. Matt joined Mackinac Partners in 2002 and focuses his work on corporate restructurings and mergers and acquisitions, leveraging complex …

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Craig Boucher

Craig Boucher

Managing Director

Craig has more than 20 years of financial restructuring, strategic advisory and operational turnaround experience, including serving in C-level executive, interim management and lead restructuring advisor roles for companies facing a variety of complex situations including …

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Washington, DC
Michael K. Brennan

Michael K. Brennan

Managing Director

Mike has over 25 years of management, operations and restructuring experience including positions as COO, Senior Vice President, and Lead Restructuring Advisor for turnaround clients and public and private corporations. Mike has extensive finance, restructuring, operations, …

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Bloomfield Hills, MI
Jared Dougherty

Jared Dougherty

Managing Director

Jared has more than 20 years of experience driving corporate growth, brand and market expansion initiatives and has served in integral roles for leading companies during brand turnarounds and development across food and beverage, apparel, sports …

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Bob Krawczyk

Bob Krawczyk

Managing Director, Investigations, Risk and Dispute Advisory Group

Bob is a Managing Director in the Business Intelligence Division with more than 20 years of experience in accounting and controls, fraud and forensics, and financial reporting. As a Certified Public Accountant, Bob has an extensive …

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Matthew Pascucci

Matthew Pascucci

Managing Director

Matt has more than 15 years of experience providing financial advisory, restructuring and turnaround services to large and middle market companies and their stakeholders.  Matt’s practice has primarily focused on assisting companies stabilize operations, improve performance …

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Drew Reich

Drew Reich

Managing Director

Drew is a performance driven senior executive with over 30 years of experience, with 15 years at the C-level in retail merchandising, operations, marketing and financial planning. Drew has an exceptional record of top performance in …

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Wesley Black

Wesley Black

Director

Wesley is a Director with considerable experience in financial analysis, due diligence, corporate capital allocation, debt financing, and buy-side M&A transactions. Wesley has strong experience executing a variety of transactions, including: LBO’s, mergers & acquisitions, refinancings …

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George Henderson

George Henderson

Director

George has a diverse background in commercial and residential real estate. His experience spans a broad spectrum of transactions from underwriting residential and commercial distressed debt and REO deals to developing a residential resort community in …

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Nathan Klepacki

Nathan Klepacki

Director

Nathan is a Director with considerable expertise in financial modeling and assessment, due diligence, financial reporting, accounting, forecasting, strategic planning, cash flow modeling, and valuation analysis for M&A, business development and asset-based lending purposes. Nathan has …

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Kyle Koger

Kyle Koger

Director

Kyle has been instrumental in managing distressed public and private companies through turnarounds and restructurings, including Chapter 11 proceedings and out-of-court workouts for large restaurant/retail chains,  insurance, energy and manufacturing companies and real estate portfolios. Kyle’s restaurant …

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Santa Monica, CA
Andrew McBride

Andrew McBride

Director

Andrew is a Director with considerable expertise in financial analysis, due diligence, corporate finance and accounting, cash flow modeling, financial analysis including LBO, DCF, APV, and M&A Comps, credit and debt instruments, sell-side and buy-side valuations, …

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Alden Reid

Alden Reid

Director

Alden is a Director with considerable expertise in financial analysis, due diligence, corporate finance, cash flow modeling, and sell-side and buy-side transactions. Alden has extensive experience performing in-depth company valuations, market and sector analysis, company purchase …

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Ben Brandreth

Ben Brandreth

Associate

Ben is an Associate with considerable expertise in financial analysis, due diligence, corporate finance, cash flow modeling, and buy-side/M&A transactions. Ben has experience performing in-depth analysis and planning to support M&A deal targeting and execution, including …

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Jim Krueger

Jim Krueger

Associate

Jim has more than 5 years of financial advisory, due diligence, and strategic and transactional M&A advisory experience across a broad range of industries and business organizations including financial services firms, investment banking firms, private equity …

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Santa Monica, CA
Matthew Rouse

Matthew Rouse

Associate

Matt is an Associate with considerable expertise in financial analysis, debt restructuring, credit and portfolio analysis, cash flow modeling, due diligence, risk management, and securities valuations. Matt has been an integral team member on numerous turnaround …

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Spencer Levy

Spencer Levy

Associate

Spencer is an Associate with considerable expertise in financial modeling and assessment, due diligence, sell-side M&A transactions, valuations, distressed debt and liquidity analysis, company/portfolio investment performance assessments, and private equity investment pooling, analysis and credit underwriting. …

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Patrick Waite

Patrick Waite

Associate

Patrick is an Associate with considerable expertise in company and investment valuation analysis, financial modeling, financial reporting, accounting and auditing, and leveraged loan, distressed debt and private equity investment assessments. Patrick has experience working directly with …

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Katherine Johnston

Katherine Johnston

Senior Intelligence Analyst, Investigations, Risk and Dispute Advisory Group

Katherine is a Senior Intelligence Analyst with the Investigations, Risk and Dispute Advisory Group of Mackinac Partners. She has a strong background in open source intelligence (OSINT), investigative research and comprehensive due diligence. Katherine regularly conducts …

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Alex Reardon

Alex Reardon

Analyst

Alex is an analyst with strong experience in financial analysis and modeling, credit risk management, financing and lending, equity transactions, cash management and cash flow analysis, and recapitalizations and loan modifications to support restructuring, acquisitions and …

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Dallas, TX
Hannah Phillips

Hannah Phillips

Intelligence Analyst, Investigations, Risk and Dispute Advisory Group

Hannah is an Intelligence Analyst with the Business Intelligence Division of Mackinac Partners. She has strong experience in background investigations, human resources, security initiatives, health and safety programs, and psychology. Hannah spent a year with the …

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Steve L. Weissenborn

Steve L. Weissenborn

Chief Information Officer

Steve has 30 years of cross-industry strategic advisory, IT leadership, financials and enterprise enablement, technology development, web and media services, and business re-engineering experience, including fourteen years with global consulting firm Accenture. He has served as …

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