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Douglas Brann

Managing Director

Doug Brann is a seasoned professional with 30 years experience in helping companies reposition their business. Prior to acting as an advisor in many stressed and distressed business situations, Doug gained valuable experience in the day-to-day operations of highly technical manufacturing. He has a proven track record in corporate strategy, project management, capital improvements, and supply chain management. Experience on the production floor has allowed Doug to help clients to improve product quality and processing speed and yields, resulting in improved relations with customers and improved profitability. He has also re-engineered production support departments to establish peak efficiency. Doug has acted variously as President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Restructuring Officer, and Interim General Manager for a wide range of manufacturing, distribution, and service-related companies.

Prior to his association with Brent Kugman, Doug was Chief Operating Officer for a group that manufactured rare and fine chemicals and COO for a sister company that manufactured copper-plated blanks and zinc wire, COO for a manufacturer in the foodservice industry, and subsequently the COO for a company manufacturing components for lighting fixtures. He was also a Director in the Corporate Restructuring Group at Blackman Kallick Bartelstein (n/k/a Plante Moran), where he focused primarily on providing operational restructuring assistance to financially under-performing and distressed companies. In his role as a corporate advisor/management partner, Doug’s experience has ranged from acting as a business advisor to the existing management team on-site (in support of operations and financial performance improvement and turnaround initiatives) to senior management roles with direct responsibility for a wide variety of client operations in manufacturing and distribution.

Doug holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Cornell University. He also attended The Ohio State University to pursue graduate studies in the Doctoral Program in Medicinal Chemistry. Doug is a member of the Turnaround Management Association.


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