Michael E. Jacoby, CTP

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

Michael Jacoby is a skilled executive with extensive operating, turnaround, restructuring, and M&A experience. Michael has served in advisory capacities as well as an independent director and interim manager for more than 400 Phoenix Management Services clients in a variety of industries.

He has also been instrumental in assisting numerous clients with their financing and divestiture needs. Specific areas of expertise for Michael include crisis management; business strategy; cash flow management, control and forecasting; workflow and project management; business wind-downs; customer service improvement; inventory management; business and collateral valuations; and sales/marketing reinvigoration. He has also been instrumental in assisting numerous clients with their financing and divestiture needs.

Prior to joining Phoenix Management Services, Michael worked for PNC Bank in Philadelphia, where he managed a $500 million commercial loan portfolio. He was recruited by senior management to spearhead a newly created unit responsible for restructuring complex transactions with substandard risk classifications.

Michael earned a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School of Finance, a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.B.A. in Finance from Temple University.

Professional Affiliations/Memberships/Licenses/Training

  • Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP) designation from the Turnaround Management Association (TMA)
  • Certified Cash Manager (CCM) designation from the Association for Financial Professionals
  • Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation from the Institute of Management Consultants
  • FINRA Series 79 license
  • Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy
  • Board Member, former President of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth
  • Board Member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Secured Finance Network
  • Board Member of the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project