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James Mesterharm

Managing Director, Chicago


Jim specializes in developing financial and operating strategies for underperforming and troubled companies. He has served in turnarounds in senior management positions such as chief restructuring officer (CRO), chief operating officer, and chief financial officer. Jim has been named Global Turnaround Consultant of the Year by the Global M&A Network and was part of teams receiving Turnaround Management Association annual awards for the successful restructurings of Zenith Electronics, General Growth Properties, and Eastman Kodak Company. He has an MBA in finance and organizational behavior from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg School and is a certified public accountant, a Certified Turnaround Professional, and a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.