Mark Cantor is an interim manager and management consultant who assists companies as they restructure their operations and financial structure. With over 20 years of experience in finance and management, Mark has served in a variety of industries as CEO, CRO, COO, and financial advisor.
Mark specializes in implementing financial and management processes that are generally underdeveloped in a financially-distressed company and in developing the strategy and financial structure required for a company to turn around. Mark also has significant experience maximizing working capital and managing cash.
Recently, Mark was the COO of a troubled consumer products company where he implemented management and financial processes that resurrected the company's profitability and service quality.
Prior to that, he was the interim CEO/CRO for a $70MM injection molding and medical products company. Mark managed all financial and operational aspects of the business, guiding the company through its bankruptcy process and successful 363 sale.
Mark has worked on a multitude of credit restructuring assignments, including the successful restructuring of a $350MM credit facility in which the entire principal and interest was recovered from the originally unsecured facility.
Mark has provided analytical, performance improvement, and restructuring services to companies in most major industries, including:
Distribution -- consumer products, industrial parts, books and pharmaceuticals
Manufacturing -- household products, medical devices, plastics, ornaments, railcars and parts, and rubber tires
Services -- technology implementation and outsourcing, lab testing, for-profit education, and employment
Telecommunications -- outsourcing, phone services and hardware
Retail -- department store, home & garden
High-tech -- software.
Earlier in his career, Mark served for 10 years in a variety of analytical and management roles with Chase Manhattan Bank and Citibank, where he developed joint ventures, participated in acquisitions and divestitures, led the development and implementation of an activity-based cost accounting program and led a merger-driven business and technology consolidation.
Subsequently, Mark served as an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Walker Digital, where his role was to create and lead new ventures based on proprietary Walker Digital process patents.
Mark was credit-trained at Chase and earned an MBA from Columbia University School of Business.