John M Collard

Interim CEO, COO, Turnaround Specialist

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Expert in interim CEO executive leadership, turnaround management, corporate renewal governance, asset recovery, investing in underperforming distressed troubled companies. 35 yrs executive operating experience in rapid growth, transition & turnaround environments; can account for new business totaling $950mil+; $85mil asset recovery; participated in over 40 transactions (acquire, divest, roll-up, IPO) worth $780mil; have been exposed to private equity investing through co-raising and co-managing an $80mil venture private equity privatization fund.

Strong operational leadership, strategic planning, finance, sales and marketing acumen developed building organizations in large and small companies, including President of public & private middle-market companies providing solutions to Commercial, Federal, International markets. Enterprises range from start-up to $100+ mil.


Company Stage Focus: Late Stage Venture Funded, Private Equity Backed, Turnaround/Distressed, IPO, Public, Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, Private, Family Owned, Bankruptcy

Interim CEO, $30M Communications Company

Network Technologies Group, Inc. is a $30M provider of communications, government contracting, and communications services. Private Equity Backed.

Interim Board Advisor and COO, $33M Defense Contractor

Led turnaround and entry into environmental and commercial markets. Grew company and sold to large integrator. Privately owned, PE backed.

President, Manufacturing Company

$25M manufacturer of microprocessor based equipment, software and services to federal government, international, and commercial customers. Led turnaround and sale. Privately owned, PE backed.

Interim COO: Privately Owned, PE Backed Company

Professionally whiteboard client-based potentialities with integrated intellectual capital. Collaboratively leverage other’s integrated technology after value-added alignments. Objectively benchmark maintainable internal or “organic” sources and magnetic mindshare.

Capital Raise, $80M Restructuring Fund

Raised $80 mil restructuring fund to invest in troubled companies. Privately owned, PE, World Bank, EBRD, and Bank backed.


• Participated in over 45 M&A transactions (acquire, divest, roll-up, pool, IPO) worth $780 million to $1 billion
• Com’l, Fed’l, Int’l New Business totaling $950 million plus
• Advisor to Presidents Bush (41/43), Clinton, Reagan, Yeltsin on Turnaround Management, Distressed Investing, and Small Business
• Turnaround Management, Restructuring, Distressed Investing Industry Hall of Fame
• Past Chairman, Turnaround Management Association
• Chairman, Association of Interim Executives
• TMA Outstanding Contribution to the Corporate Renewal Profession
• Maryland Small Business of the Year & Governor’s Citation
• Turnarounds & Workouts Magazine’s Top Outstanding Turnaround Management Firms
• Prince Georges Business Leader of the Year
• Global M&A Network Turnaround Atlas Award for Boutique Turnaround Consulting Firm of the Year
• M&A Advisor finalist for Turnaround Consultant of the Year and Firm of the Year
• American & Baltimore Business Journal’s List of Most Active Turnaround Management and Consulting Firms in the Mid-Atlantic Region


• BS Finance, Southern Illinois University
• CTP Advanced Education, Northeastern University
• Advanced M&A Study, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
• Honors, Studied Design with R. Buckminster Fuller
• Audit Training, Big 4
• Certified Turnaround Professional
• Certified International Turnaround Manager


Years Executive Experience: (35)
Years as an Interim Exec: (30)
Deals: (45 M&A Transactions)
Company Size: ($1.1M – $10B)

• Board Advisory
• Acquisition Integration
• Company Sale
• Fundraising
• Business Valuation
• Investment Advisory
• Turnaround – Crisis Management
• Turnaround – Distress
• Building a Management Team
• Joint Ventures
• Business Development
• System Integration & Infrastructure

• Manufacturing
• Job Shop
• Federal Government Contracting
• Defense
• Engineering Services
• Computer Processing/Services/Software/Integration
• Communications
• Electronics
• High-Tech
• Aerospace
• Fabrication
• Finance
• Construction
• Real Estate Development
• Commercial Printing
• Wholesale
• Marine Services