Mr. Pfefferle serves in roles as senior advisor or interim executive to companies in transition or in need of substantial performance improvements or debt restructuring. He has served as CEO, CRO, or equivalent leadership positions at 15+ companies, competing in a variety of industrial, service, consumer, health care and retail market segments. In addition, he has served as restructuring advisor, independent director, and board chairman and has represented various creditor groups in large and complex restructurings. Mr. Pfefferle is skilled in strategic business repositioning, implementation of complex business improvements and change programs, debt restructurings and M&A processes both in and out of court. He is a hands-on, strategically focused leader with a proven ability to motivate, develop, and drive management teams and culture change. He works closely and effectively with company owners, management teams, boards of directors, and private equity groups, as well as lenders and other stakeholders across the capital structure.
Prior to joining Carl Marks, Mr. Pfefferle was a Partner with Marigold Associates, a strategic management consulting firm serving Fortune 100 companies. Previously, he was a Consulting Manager for Price Waterhouse LLP.
Mr. Pfefferle holds a BS in Engineering and an MBA from Lehigh University and serves on several boards of directors. He is a Certified Turnaround Professional and a Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management. He is a member of the Turnaround Management Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute.
Mr. Pfefferle was recognized in 2014 as one of the top 100 global restructuring professionals by the Atlas Turnaround Awards.