Mr. Cunningham has over thirty years of experience holding senior financial and operational positions in the role of CFO/COO in advertising, technology start-ups and colleges. In addition, he has worked for financial advisory firms, primarily focused on restructuring and interim management, across a broad range of industries, including media, construction equipment, furniture retail, aviation and distribution. He has a successful track record of providing value-added solutions for stakeholders and investors involved in distressed, turnaround, or fraud situations.
Prior to joining Carl Marks Advisors, Mr. Cunningham served as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of The College of New Rochelle. Working directly for the Board of Trustees, he restructured the business affairs of the college and led the efforts to keep the school operational for over three years resulting in a successful merger and the graduation of over three thousand students. Subsequently, Mr. Cunningham stepped in as the interim CFO of Concordia College of New York, advising the president and trustees. He has been involved in non-profit education for over twenty-five years, having served on and advised boards of trustees. Mr. Cunningham is also a co-founder of an inner-city grade school providing opportunities to an underserved population.
Mr. Cunningham holds a BS in Accounting from Manhattan College and an MBA in Corporate Financial Management from Pace University.