Biographies

Jeffrey C. Merritt (e-mail)

Jeff Merritt has 23 years of corporate restructuring, operational improvement, and interim management experience. He has been responsible for the corporate restructuring and operational improvement of over 95 companies. He has broad experience in manufacturing, distribution, oil and gas, construction and business service industries. He is skilled in strategic planning and management, creditor negotiations, business divestitures, valuations and financial and corporate restructuring. He has served as interim CEO, CFO, CRO and financial adviser to boards of directors, owners and lenders for both financial and operational turnarounds and restructurings, as well as companies in transition. He has extensive knowledge and experience of the financial marketplace, and has actively structured and negotiated debt and equity financing with banks, asset-based lenders and private equity groups. He has also acted as CRO and financial adviser in bankruptcy cases to sell company operations, and to advise both debtors and creditors on financial matters.

With thirty years experience in corporate management and consulting, Jeff Merritt held previous financial executive positions in a privately held manufacturer with revenues of $150 million and a venture capital firm prior to forming his own consulting practice in 1992.

Jeff Merritt has a bachelor's degree in finance and has served on the Dallas Turnaround Management Association's Board of Directors for over ten years and was the president for 2006. He is currently the President of the Finance Forum.