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Mackinac Partners Senior Managing Director Nishant Machado recognized in ABI’s “40 under 40” Emerging Leaders

October 16, 2018

Bloomfield Hills, MI – October 15, 2018 – Mackinac Partners, a leading turnaround management and restructuring firm, is pleased to announce that Senior Managing Director Nishant Machado has been recognized by the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) in its 2018 “40 Under 40” Emerging Leaders in Insolvency Practice initiative. The program, which identifies the 40 top industry professionals under age 40 who are committed to the highest standards of achievement at work and in their communities, will recognize honorees at the ABI’s 2018 Winter Leadership Conference, December 6-8 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

ABI, the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency, selected Machado and other honorees from over 200 leaders across the country in diverse practice areas that include law, finance, consulting, academia, and government.

“The 2018 ABI ‘40 Under 40’ Class is already advancing the profession forward,” said ABI Executive Director Samuel J. Gerdano. “Each of these remarkable young men and women are attaining achievements not just in their professional careers, but also as leaders in their communities.”

Machado, who co-leads Mackinac Partners’ Financial Restructuring and Transaction Advisory practice and leads their West Coast practice out of the Los Angeles area, has extensive business, finance and restructuring experience and has served in positions that include CRO, interim CEO & COO and Lead Advisor for turnaround clients and public and private corporations. He currently also serves as CEO/CRO for Romano’s Macaroni Grill, where he helped lead the company through Chapter 11 and a successful restructuring and operational turnaround, including the recent acquisition of Sullivan’s Steakhouse.

“We are very happy for Nishant on being recognized among his top industry peers by the ABI” James Weissenborn, Founder and Managing Director of Mackinac Partners said. “He has really made a difference in delivering value for key clients and stakeholders under challenging circumstances. His perspectives have been sought out by leading business media outlets including CNBC, Finance Monthly and Restaurant News – and the results on client engagements are a testament to his ability to build strong teams and management consensus in driving turnaround plans and new growth for leading firms”.



About American Bankruptcy Institute

ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes nearly 11,000 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI please visit


About Mackinac Partners

Mackinac Partners is a nationally recognized turnaround, restructuring and financial advisory firm serving companies and their stakeholders across a wide spectrum of industries and sizes. We have a twenty-year history of working with clients and firmly believe in developing long-lasting relationships by delivering strong results. We have offices in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit and Los Angeles, and our core services include CRO and restructuring advisory, turnaround and interim management, M&A advisory, brand performance improvement, investigations and forensics, corporate security, litigation support and dispute advisory services.

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