David C. Finkbiner, CTP, ABV, CPA


David Finkbiner has consulted to over 195 privately held companies in turnarounds, reorganizations, strategic planning, operations, information systems and financial management.


He is skilled in engineering and implementing strategic, operational, and financing plans to turnaround and grow business enterprises. Over the past 30 years, David has managed 38 turnarounds and 45 under performing client engagements.In 2006, he became the first and only Wisconsinite to win the Turnaround Management Associationís coveted Turnaround of the Year Award; he is only the third person from the entire Chicago metro area to ever win this award.He was also the first and only Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP) in Wisconsin from 2001 to 2008.


In addition to engineering turnarounds, he has negotiated more than 22 mergers, acquisitions and business sales, and has valued over 60 companies.On more than 20 different occasions, he has testified as an expert witness on valuation and other business matters.


Davidís depth of experience covers a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, construction, distributing, retail, and service.He is particularly strong in manufacturing where he has consulted to more than 70 different companies with a concentration in lumber and wood products, paper and paper converters, cheese plants, machine shops, metal fabricators, and machinery producers.


He founded the Firm in 1978.During 2000-2002, he also contracted as a Regional Director with Morris Anderson & Associates, a national turnaround consulting firm.Prior to 1978, David was hired to manage the consulting division for Ernst & Young in Minneapolis; previous to this, he was engineering turnarounds as a Senior Management Consultant with Wipfli Ullrich CPAís in Wausau, Wisconsin where he was also instrumental in conceptualizing and implementing their management consulting division.


He holds MBA and BS degrees from Northern Illinois University.He is a Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) certification.



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