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Brian F. Gleason, CTP

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Brian Gleason joined J.S. Held in October of 2023 as part of J.S. Held's acquisition of Phoenix Management Services.

Brian Gleason has managed or participated in excess of 250 turnaround engagements over the past 28 years using his executive, operational, financial, and negotiating skills.

With decades of turnaround experience, he has developed an operationally focused approach to turnaround and restructurings. He has significant experience in interim management roles, including CRO, CEO, COO, and CFO of sponsor-backed, privately held, and publicly reporting entities. Mr. Gleason has been a Board member in many companies including private and public companies and is often engaged in these roles when there is significant disruption in the company, or at the Board level. In certain circumstances, he represents capital providers directly to advise on operational and restructuring matters for their portfolio companies.

He is recognized for identifying creative solutions for restructuring corporate operations and their capital structures and has a particular emphasis on identifying growth after the turnaround. Mr. Gleason is adept at finding areas of consensus in complex multi-party negotiations and bringing creative cohesion in disparate management teams.

He has worked with dozens of companies through the bankruptcy process; however, his focus is on evaluating restructuring alternatives that do not require the bankruptcy process. Mr. Gleason has provided testimony in numerous financial and turnaround management matters. He is also recognized for maximizing the monetization of assets through creative transactions.

Professional Affiliations/Memberships/Licenses/Training

  • Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP) designation from the Turnaround Management Association (TMA)
  • Global Executive Board of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA)
  • Vice President of Education of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA)
  • Chair of the Oversight Board for the Global Certified Turnaround Professional Credential