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Bayard B. Hollingsworth, CTP

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Bayard B. Hollingsworth, CTP joined J.S. Held in October of 2023 as part of J.S. Held's acquisition of Phoenix Management Services.

Bayard Hollingsworth has more than 25 years of experience managing and advising clients in complex situations. As a financial leader, he deploys a hands-on approach, creatively delivering successful results to companies across a broad array of sizes and sectors.

Bayard’s professional background has been focused on advising closely held, private, and family-owned entities ranging from $5 million to $2 billion in revenue. His expertise and knowledge span a wide range of industries including manufacturing, distribution, agribusiness, transportation, food and beverage, business services, and consumer products.

Bayard works closely with clients to successfully identify challenges in their operational, capital, and organizational structure. He has extensive experience in the areas of turnaround and restructuring, crisis and liquidity management, operational and profit improvement, strategic and bankruptcy advisory, as well as sourcing and executing M&A opportunities. He has led many refinancing processes and served in numerous capital raise and investment banking roles. In addition, Bayard has served in a myriad of interim management positions assuming the roles of CFO, CRO, and Treasurer.

Prior to joining Phoenix Management Services, Bayard led the Southeast Region for Triton Capital Partners, Ltd, a Chicago-based advisory and investment banking firm. Before Triton Capital Partners, Ltd, Bayard founded a turnaround and crisis management consulting practice at a super-regional public accounting firm in Atlanta. He developed a group of experts drawn from internal personnel into an effective management and advisory team that assisted numerous clients facing significant challenges.

Bayard earned his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Master of Business Administration from Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Professional Affiliations/Memberships/Licenses/Training

  • Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP)
  • FINRA Series 79 license
  • Member of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) - Atlanta Chapter
  • Member of the Commercial Finance Association (CFA) - Atlanta Chapter
  • Former Board Member of the Turnaround Management Association - Atlanta Chapter

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