Steven Agran

Managing Director

Quick Facts

  • Has provided financial and operational advisory services to companies across many sectors, including trucking and transportation, distribution, food production and services, consumer products, manufacturing, business services, retail and healthcare.
  • Past Chairman of the New Jersey Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association.
  • Has extensive hands-on experience leading challenged companies through transitions, including implementing new policies and procedures, settling disputes between stakeholders, overseeing bankruptcy and wind-downs, and facilitating merger integrations.

Mr. Agran has over 25 years of experience providing turnaround, profit improvement and interim management services to financially distressed companies. He provides financial and operational advisory services to company ownership, boards of directors, private equity groups, lenders and investors focusing on workouts, loan restructurings, strategic planning, bankruptcy, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Agran works with company management to develop and implement business plans that create profitable growth and increase enterprise value.

Mr. Agran has served in various roles for a myriad of companies, including Chief Restructuring Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Advisor. His engagements have encompassed turnarounds, operational and financial restructurings, liquidations, cash management, operational and financial assessments, due diligence and examinations, M&A, and Chapter 11 reorganizations and 363 sales.

Prior to joining Carl Marks Advisors, Mr. Agran was a Principal at Morris Anderson LLC. Previously, he oversaw operations and finance at PickQuick, the Paper Superstore.  He began his career with PriceWaterhouse in New York City.

Mr. Agran earned a BBA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He is a CPA (inactive), TMA Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP) and a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA). Mr. Agran is also the past Chairman of the New Jersey Turnaround Management Association, on the Board of Directors of Global TMA and former co-chair of the TMA Mid-Atlantic Symposium.

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