John Servatius, Senior Director
Mr. Servatius has had a variety of roles in numerous capacities over the past 25 years working with large, small and start-up companies in various industries. His most recent experiences include performing operational and financial restructuring, engaging in asset preservation and recovery, and directing companies through crisis and growth.
Mr. Servatius is currently Chief Restructuring Officer in an assignment for the benefit of creditors involving several hundred defrauded real estate investors and creditors in a case. In addition, at present, Mr. Servatius is concluding an interim executive assignment as Chief Operations Officer that included guiding an import distribution company through an ownership crisis, taking corrective action with regard to employee staffing and expenses, implementing new ERP software and rolling out a new product line for 2012.
For the past ten years, Mr. Servatius has worked with numerous troubled companies in the real estate, automotive, paper & pulp, copper and aluminum, and electronics industries, among others, compiling a track record of success in crisis management for the lower to middle market on behalf of debtor companies and major creditors. These engagements varied from wind down and liquidation to asset disposition to turnaround and restructuring.
In 1997, Mr. Servatius co-founded a startup retail venture and raised nearly $3 million in equity and debt, acquired seven companies over a three-year span, grew the company to be the largest of its kind in the Chicago area, then completed a successful exit strategy at the end of four years.
Mr. Servatius has held management positions in the Strategy & Operations and Supply & Logistics departments of a major oil and gas company as well as various roles in engineering and construction for a metal plate fabricator/erector serving primarily the energy sector.
Mr. Servatius earned an MBA from Northwestern University’s J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management with concentrations in finance, entrepreneurship, and management & strategy and a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois. He is a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA) and a member of the Turnaround Management Association.
JOHN J. SERVATIUS