Dustin Lough, Partner

Dustin Lough has 20 years of financial management experience in turnaround, crisis management, business valuation, and acquisition due diligence in a wide variety of industries. He is skilled in implementing effective turnaround strategies, managing through crisis situations, advising creditors, and is an accomplished interim executive. Dustin has served as interim Chief Financial Officer, Interim Management and advisor to companies across a variety of industries in the U.S. as well as manufacturing facilities in Eastern Europe and the U.K.

Dustin began his restructuring career with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the Corporate Value Consulting practice where he advised business owners and management on valuation and due diligence issues associated with acquisition, divestiture, and corporate planning. Prior to joining CR3 Partners, Dustin was a Managing Director at CRG Partners/Deloitte, during which time he served as CFO of manufacturing and global media enterprises, worked within management teams crafting and implementing turnaround strategies, and advised secured creditors of underperforming businesses.

Representative Experience

  • Interim CFO for $100MM global media and publishing company with magazine and digital brands spanning the advertising and entertainment industries.
  • CRO for $100MM grocery and frozen food distributor. Provided cash management services, negotiated debt restructuring with various creditors, and managed the business toward cash flow and profitability.
  • Interim CFO for $60MM textile manufacturer of woven fabrics and yarns. Positioned the company for a successful restructure and refinance of senior secured debt.
  • Advisor to $700MM publicly traded global designer and manufacturer of footwear. Determined working capital required to sustain operations through seasonal revenue fluctuations and assisted in development of company’s plan to return to profitability.
  • Managed liquidation of integrated steel mill under Chapter 11. Supervised the successful disposition of inventory and other assets.
  • Advisor to $350MM publicly traded international restaurant chain Assisted company through sale process, refinancing of secured debt, and completed overall business plan and fiscal budget.
  • Advisor to $400MM seafood harvester and processing company during sale process. Assisted in managing liquidity through seasonal working capital constraints, negotiated with lenders, and evaluated restructuring alternatives and purchase offers.

Contact Information

E-mail: dustin.lough@cr3partners.com
Phone: (704) 608-3947
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Industries

  • Restaurants & Foodservice
  • Consumer Products
  • Retail
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Aviation
  • Publishing
  • Textiles
  • Agriculture

Education & Certifications

  • B.S., Auburn University
  • M.B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor

Dustin Lough, Partner

Contact Information

E-mail: dustin.lough@cr3partners.com
Phone: (704) 608-3947
LinkedIn | VCard


Industries

  • Restaurants & Foodservice
  • Consumer Products
  • Retail
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Aviation
  • Publishing
  • Textiles
  • Agriculture

Dustin Lough has 20 years of financial management experience in turnaround, crisis management, business valuation, and acquisition due diligence in a wide variety of industries. He is skilled in implementing effective turnaround strategies, managing through crisis situations, advising creditors, and is an accomplished interim executive. Dustin has served as interim Chief Financial Officer, Interim Management and advisor to companies across a variety of industries in the U.S. as well as manufacturing facilities in Eastern Europe and the U.K.

Dustin began his restructuring career with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the Corporate Value Consulting practice where he advised business owners and management on valuation and due diligence issues associated with acquisition, divestiture, and corporate planning. Prior to joining CR3 Partners, Dustin was a Managing Director at CRG Partners/Deloitte, during which time he served as CFO of manufacturing and global media enterprises, worked within management teams crafting and implementing turnaround strategies, and advised secured creditors of underperforming businesses.

Representative Experience

  • Interim CFO for $100MM global media and publishing company with magazine and digital brands spanning the advertising and entertainment industries.
  • CRO for $100MM grocery and frozen food distributor. Provided cash management services, negotiated debt restructuring with various creditors, and managed the business toward cash flow and profitability.
  • Interim CFO for $60MM textile manufacturer of woven fabrics and yarns. Positioned the company for a successful restructure and refinance of senior secured debt.
  • Advisor to $700MM publicly traded global designer and manufacturer of footwear. Determined working capital required to sustain operations through seasonal revenue fluctuations and assisted in development of company’s plan to return to profitability.
  • Managed liquidation of integrated steel mill under Chapter 11. Supervised the successful disposition of inventory and other assets.
  • Advisor to $350MM publicly traded international restaurant chain Assisted company through sale process, refinancing of secured debt, and completed overall business plan and fiscal budget.
  • Advisor to $400MM seafood harvester and processing company during sale process. Assisted in managing liquidity through seasonal working capital constraints, negotiated with lenders, and evaluated restructuring alternatives and purchase offers.

Education & Certifications

  • B.S., Auburn University
  • M.B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor

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