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Alvin Carter, Jr.

Executive Director and Strategic Partner

Al Carter is a seasoned financial and operational executive who has provided leadership for 25 years to companies requiring turnaround, restructuring, or operations and profit improvement. Al possesses the analytical skills that are critical to the timely identification of problems and the development of clear objectives and achievable plans. He is an agile thinker with the temperament to develop confidence among the appropriate stakeholders in difficult situations. Al is also highly regarded for his professional integrity, diplomacy, and discretion when dealing with client companies, lenders, and private equity investors.

Al has experience in a broad range of industries, including media, consumer products, retail, food service, transportation, consumer services, financial services, and manufacturing. He has applied his skills on behalf of senior lenders, subordinated lenders, and private equity firms, working with businesses at many points along the corporate life cycle. His experience also encompasses the Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 processes, including negotiations with secured and unsecured creditors, 363 asset sales, and DIP financing.

Notable engagements have included Entertainment Publications, Spectrum Brands, Archway & Mothers Cookies, and American of Martinsville among others.

In addition to advisory and consulting roles, Al’s experience includes significant hands on leadership involvement as interim CEO and COO of middle market companies facing the challenges of financial distress.

Al earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and received his B.S. in Business Administration, magna cum laud, from Paine College. He is a member of the Turnaround Management Association and is a Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP).


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