"I have been an Interim CEO and turnaround expert for over three decades and I continue to find out I have a very rewarding career," Collard said. "As an interim executive, you are turning the company from a loss to some sort of a leader. You are taking something that was a catastrophe and organizing it. I am always amazed at the situations that companies get themselves into." Collard continued. “I am honored and very proud to receive this Award. Thank you.”
As Chairman of Strategic Management Partners, Inc. www.StrategicMgtPartners.com in Annapolis, Maryland, John has parachuted into companies as the Interim CEO, COO, senior executive to turn around troubled and distressed companies, or serve as an outside director. He has achieved big results in this period with assignments ranging from turning around and selling a $25 million NASDAQ traded manufacturer, to a $33 million weapons defense contractor where he repositioned the company to achieve 3x revenue growth.
"We are honored to have John M. Collard as our inaugural recipient of the Interim Management Lifetime Achievement Award. Interim management is a new and expanding career choice and it is the success of accomplished executives such as John Collard that gives interim management the credibility it has in the marketplace,"
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John M. Collard is a Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP), and a Certified International Turnaround Manager (CITM), who brings 35 years senior operating leadership, $85M asset and investment recovery, 45+ transactions worth $780M+, and $80M fund management expertise to run troubled companies, serve on boards, advise company boards, litigators, institutional and private equity investors, and raise capital. John has parachuted in as the Interim CEO or senior executive to turn around a troubled entity, and serves as an outside director. John is Chairman of Strategic Management Partners, Inc. in Annapolis, Maryland, USA. John is inducted into the Turnaround Management, Restructuring, and Distressed Investing Industry Hall Of Fame, Past Chairman of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA), Chairman of the Association of Interim Executives (AIE), and Senior Fellow of the Turnaround Management Society (TMS).
Strategic Management Partners, Inc. (www.StrategicMgtPartners.com 410-263-9100)
Strategic Management Partners, Inc.: turnaround managers ready to run troubled companies, recover assets from investments gone bad, advise boards of directors and investors on company viability in distressed situations. We provide strong interim and operational leadership, strategic planning, financial, defense conversion, sales and marketing acumen developed building organizations in large and small companies, including President of public & private middle-market companies providing solutions to Commercial, Federal, International markets. Enterprises range from start-up to $100+mil. Industry expertise: Manufacturing;
About the Association of Interim Executives:
Association of Interim Executives is the voice of interim executives globally, a professional association with the mandate to educate the business world about the expanding specialty being practiced by many thousands of executives. It provides a forum for increasing knowledge within the profession and brings together interim executives and the companies that need them. For media interested in further information, please contact Olivia Wolak, President of the Association of Interim Executives, at Olivia@interimexecs.org or (847) 849-2800.