Rich Mizak

DIRECTOR

Based in NYC and Florida

Rich Mizak
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RICH MIZAK
DIRECTOR

Key Skills & Expertise
• C-suite and interim management
• Restructuring & crisis management
• Portfolio management
• Program / change management
• Performance improvement
• Strategic planning
• Insolvency / bankruptcy
• Business analysis
• Transaction support (M&A)

Education
• Rich has an MBA from New York University and a BSBA in Finance and Entrepreneurial Studies from Xavier University
• INSOL Fellow of cross-border insolvency
• Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA)
• Certified Project Management Professional (PMI)
• Member of the Turnaround Management Association

Rich Mizak is an established corporate turnaround and restructuring professional with over 20 years of diverse experience spanning a wide range of sectors, including healthcare and not-for-profit.

His depth of expertise comprises C-suite and interim management (including tenure as CEO, CFO and COO), strategic planning, change management, integrations / carve-outs, project management, benchmarking and cost-reduction, business-line performance analysis, financial modeling, as well as the preparation of numerous business, strategic, and valuation plans.

Rich has previously operated as CEO of a Florida based transportation company, interim CFO of a multi-channel vitamin company, and Portfolio Manager for six middle-market companies with combined revenues of ~$1 billion.

In addition he worked on >58 projects as a restructuring and turnaround consultant during his tenure at Alvarez & Marsal (10 years), Zolfo Cooper (5 years) and Ernst & Young (3 years). Clients included leading distressed investors and companies, private equity funds, and alternative investment managers, across multiple industries.

Key Skills, Expertise & Education

• C-suite and interim management
• Restructuring & crisis management
• Portfolio management
• Program / change management
• Performance improvement
• Strategic planning
• Insolvency / bankruptcy
• Business analysis
• Transaction support (M&A)

Education
• Rich has an MBA from New York University and a BSBA in Finance and Entrepreneurial Studies from Xavier University
• INSOL Fellow of cross-border insolvency
• Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA)
• Certified Project Management Professional (PMI)
• Member of the Turnaround Management Association

Career Highlights

A sample of significant engagements and achievements in Rich’s recent career history include:

 Acute care hospital group -Led the chapter 11 and business plan components to disaggregate five locations in four US states into four stand-alone entities and one wind-down / closure, and greatly limited board and lender exposure.

 Mental health housing and care services –Managed the carve out of a not-for-profit with 100+ locations across six US states, and establishment of a standalone for-profit company.

 Vitamin / supplement manufacturer -Interim CFO of $100+ million multi-channel manufacturer. Achieved an 18% reduction in labor costs by engaging senior management across the company in a plan to reduce costs.

 Long-term acute care hospitals –Managed a complex program of multiple concurrent performance improvement initiatives, financial and cash forecasting, and the successful completion of bankruptcy §363 sale process for two at-risk LTACHs.

 Real estate –Managed a highly complex 121-debtor chapter 11 bankruptcy for a $1.5 billion real estate development company with operations in seven states, through effective stakeholder and project management and a keen understanding of the restructuring process.

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Ronald M. Winters
Principal
Based in New York,
Massachusetts and Nashville
Clare Moylan
Principal
Based in Nashville / Sydney
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Thomas Urban
Managing Director
Based in Cincinnati, OH
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Gary Frantzen
Managing Director
Based in Chicago, IL
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Rich Mizak
Director
Based in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nikki Case
Director
Based in Austin, TX
Bradley Williams
Director
Based in Nashville, TN
Ginger Smith
Director
Based in Nashville, TN
Stacey Swinney
Director
Based in Birmingham, AL
David Legg
Director
Based in Newcastle, Australia
James W. Callanan
Senior Advisor
Based in Boston, MA
Mark Beckett
Managing Director
Based in Sydney, Australia
John Matuska
Senior Advisor
Based in Florida Gulf Coast
Rhonda Miller
Director
Based in Pittsburgh, PA
Nick Codling
Director
Based in Melbourne, Australia
Allen Pratt
Managing Director
Based in Chicago, IL
Whit Joseph
Business Analyst
Based in Knoxville, TN