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, COO 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
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
C. Alan Bentley

C. Alan Bentley

Senior Managing Director

Alan has more than 35 years of broad business experience with extensive expertise in the areas of corporate finance, business management, strategic planning, complex financing transactions, capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, financial and SEC reporting, and …

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Todd J. Zelek

Todd J. Zelek

Senior Advisor

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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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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Matthew A. Beresh

Matthew A. Beresh

Senior Managing Director

Matt has over 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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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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Craig Boucher

Craig Boucher

Senior 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
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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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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Boston, MA
Matthew Pascucci

Matthew Pascucci

Senior 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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Michael K. Brennan

Michael K. Brennan

COO and 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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Michael Garvey

Michael Garvey

Managing Director

Michael has over 25 years of experience as a senior financial and operations executive leading domestic and international companies to help improve financial performance, strengthen capital structure, improve supply chain and operations performance, and implement new …

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Jeffrey Lucas

Jeffrey Lucas

Managing Director

Jeff has over 25 years of experience as a senior Financial and Operations executive leading public and private global companies to improve financial performance, strengthen capital structure, streamline operations and penetrate new markets. He has served …

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Kam Miramadi

Kam Miramadi

Managing Director

Kam is a Managing Director with more than 27 years of financial advisory, restructuring, turnaround, performance improvement and supply chain experience. He has served in senior roles representing key stakeholders including companies/debtors, Boards, commercial banks, asset-based …

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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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Bloomfield Hills, MI
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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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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Kevin M. Cronin

Kevin M. Cronin

Senior Advisor

Kevin is a Senior Advisor to Mackinac Partners’ Investigations, Risk and Dispute Advisory Group. Kevin is highly credentialed in investigations, intelligence and security with over 25+ years of hands-on experience providing public corporations, private companies, government …

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Bloomfield Hills, MI (248) 410-3839
Jenna Birkhold

Jenna Birkhold

Director

Jenna is a Director with experience in turnaround and restructuring, financial modeling and analysis, due diligence, operations and Quality of Earnings assessments, entity valuations, business plan development, budgeting, cash flow and liquidity management, bankruptcy preparation and …

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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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Martin Drott

Martin Drott

Director

Martin is a senior Financial and Operations executive with over 16 years of experience including restructuring, turnaround management, strategic advisory, distressed workouts, cost-reduction programs, due diligence, performance improvement and reporting, working capital and liquidity management, mergers …

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George Henderson

George Henderson

Director

George has extensive experience in corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, and leveraging complex financial and operational analytics to improve distressed businesses across various industries. With a background in real estate, George has worked on numerous real …

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Nathan Klepacki

Nathan Klepacki

Director

Nathan is a Director with over ten years experience assisting clients with performance improvement initiatives, financial modeling and assessment, advertising and marketing analyses, due diligence, financial reporting, forecasting, strategic planning, cash flow modeling, and valuation analyses. …

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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
Jim Krueger

Jim Krueger

Director

Jim is a Director in Mackinac’s West Coast Turnaround and Restructuring practice with extensive experience in strategic financial and operational advisory. He has provided services for clients including strategic business value creation plans; M&A due diligence; …

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Santa Monica, CA
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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Patrick Waite

Patrick Waite

Director

Patrick is a Director 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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Spencer Curtiss

Spencer Curtiss

Associate

Spencer is an Associate with experience in financial analysis, due diligence, data modeling, entity valuations, pricing, restructurings, loan workouts, securitizations, bond and loan related collateralizations, pitch presentations, and M&A transactions. Spencer assisted a major restaurant franchise …

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Dean DiTosto

Dean DiTosto

Associate

Dean is an Associate with experience in financial and valuation analysis, cash flow and financial modeling, audit and accounting, financial statement reporting and business and investment assessments for a variety of investments throughout a company’s capital …

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Jake Donnowitz

Jake Donnowitz

Associate

Jake is an Associate with experience in financial planning, forecasting and analysis, cash flow modeling and forecasting, financial statement development and reporting, audit and accounting, liquidity management, asset monetization, liquidations, turnaround and restructuring and performance improvement. …

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Kevin Joyce

Kevin Joyce

Associate

Kevin is an Associate with experience in financial analysis, due diligence, financial modeling, cash flow modeling and analysis, Quality of Earnings and Quality of Working Capital analyses, purchase agreements and buy-side transactions, investment valuation and market …

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Cameron McClain

Cameron McClain

Associate

Cameron is an Associate with experience in complex financial modeling, due diligence, inventory and asset valuation, corporate risk assessment, supply chain and shop floor/manufacturing operations performance improvement, industrial engineering, global product and material sourcing, internal audit …

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Adam Rhum

Adam Rhum

Associate

Adam is an Associate with experience in corporate finance, integrated financial modeling, cash flow modeling and liquidity management, financial due diligence, corporate re-financings, revenue assessments, restructurings, bankruptcy schedules and processing, preparing and facilitating sales offerings, lender …

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Guillermo Saldana

Guillermo Saldana

Associate

Guillermo is an Associate with experience in financial analysis, due diligence, data modeling, capital raises, capital restructurings and M&A transactions. Guillermo has assisted clients and equity sponsors in a variety of buy-side and sell-side transactions for …

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Carl Schmidt

Carl Schmidt

Associate

Carl is an Associate with experience in financial analysis, due diligence, financial modeling, entity valuations, business assessments, management presentations, lender and investor materials and buy- and sell-side M&A transactions. Carl recently evaluated and provided analyses on …

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Michael Spiller

Michael Spiller

Associate

Michael is an Associate with experience in strategic and operational corporate finance, financial modeling, M&A analysis, competitor analysis, as well as debt and equity capital markets transactions. Prior to joining Mackinac Partners, Michael served as a …

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Adam Adelstein

Adam Adelstein

Analyst

Adam is an Analyst with experience in financial analysis and modeling, due diligence, cash flow modeling, sell-side analysis and deliverables, operations assessments, revenue and growth modeling, buy-side assessments, risk analysis, deal tracking, market analysis, valuation modeling …

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Bennett Sanders

Bennett Sanders

Analyst

Bennett is an Analyst with experience in financial analysis, due diligence, financial modeling, business assessments, entity valuations, LBO analysis, cash flow modeling and analysis, profitability/EBITDA analysis, and lender and investor buy and sell-side materials including CIM’s, …

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Jessica Wicker

Jessica Wicker

Analyst

Jessica is an Analyst with experience in corporate finance, cash flow and financial modeling, due diligence, corporate re-financings, credit and loan sourcing, transaction valuations, investment banking instruments, sales offerings, lender assessments, and distressed real estate loan …

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Hannah Phillips

Hannah Phillips

Senior Intelligence Analyst, Investigations, Risk and Dispute Advisory Group

Hannah is a Senior Intelligence Analyst with the Investigations, Risk and Dispute Advisory Group of Mackinac Partners. She has strong experience in investigations, backgrounds and corporate security and has assisted leading clients in detailed background assessments …

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Steve L. Weissenborn

Steve L. Weissenborn

Chief Information Officer

Steve has more than 30 years of cross-industry strategic business advisory, IT leadership, venture development, financials and enterprise enablement, technology and architecture development, web and media services, and business re-engineering experience, including fourteen years with global …

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