Gene Baldwin, Partner

Gene Baldwin has more than 30 years of accounting, finance, senior management and advisory experience. He is a proven business leader with a well-established reputation for his ability to assess, develop and implement operational and financial improvement initiatives that enhance enterprise value for stakeholders. He has successfully served as chief executive officer (CEO), chief financial officer (CFO), chief operating officer (COO), chief restructuring officer (CRO), and acted as an advisor for numerous companies in many industries.

Mr. Baldwin has served in various senior-executive roles, including managing companies through complex operational and financial restructurings as well as advising several companies though complex out-of-court and Chapter 11 restructurings. His leadership and experience have enabled companies to develop and implement effective restructuring plans, improve efficiencies, reduce costs and significantly improve operating results.

Recent experience includes:

  • Interim CEO for Garden Fresh Restaurants, LLC a 97-unit soup and salad cafeteria chain.
  • Interim CRO and CFO for Real Mex restaurants, a privately held 129-unit Mexican casual dining chain.
  • CFO for a 130-unit fast food franchisee of Pizza Hut, Long John Silver’s and Grandy’s.
  • Interim CFO for Benihana, a 100 unit publicly held Japanese-themed casual dining chain.
  • Interim CEO for Fazoli’s, a 350+ unit privately held quick service Italian chain.
  • Interim COO for Furr’s Cafeterias, a publicly held 91-unit cafeteria chain.
  • Interim President and CRO for American Restaurant Group, a privately held 82-unit steakhouse chain.
  • At least 25 other advisory assignments in the restaurant industry representing restaurant owner, lenders, landlords, franchisees, franchisors and unsecured creditors committees.

Other engagements include advisory services to a $200 million snack food manufacturer and distributor, a $100 million manufacturer of electrical transformers, a $400 million retail grocer, a 65-unit department store chain and a private university. In addition, Mr. Baldwin served as CFO and a member of the board of directors for a $300 million diversified holding company whose affiliated companies operated the energy and real estate industries.

Currently, Mr. Baldwin serves on the Chairman of the Board of Directors of JR Canada Restaurant Group, Ltd (a Johnny Rockets franchisee) and is the operating partner for Rackson Restaurants (a 56-unit Burger King franchisee).

Mr. Baldwin is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and a Certified Turnaround Professional (CTO). He has been a speaker at restaurant industry and professional conferences. He is also the author of numerous articles about operational and financial management of multi-unit retail businesses.

Contact Information

E-mail: gene.baldwin@cr3partners.com
Phone: +1 (316) 371-2908
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Industries

  • Restaurants & Foodservice
  • Consumer Products
  • Retail
  • Oil & Gas
  • Real Estate

Education

B.S.B.A., Pittsburg State University

Gene Baldwin, Partner

Contact Information

E-mail: gene.baldwin@cr3partners.com
Phone: +1 (316) 371-2908
LinkedIn | VCard


Industries

  • Restaurants & Foodservice
  • Consumer Products
  • Retail
  • Oil & Gas
  • Real Estate

Gene Baldwin has more than 30 years of accounting, finance, senior management and advisory experience. He is a proven business leader with a well-established reputation for his ability to assess, develop and implement operational and financial improvement initiatives that enhance enterprise value for stakeholders. He has successfully served as chief executive officer (CEO), chief financial officer (CFO), chief operating officer (COO), chief restructuring officer (CRO), and acted as an advisor for numerous companies in many industries.

Mr. Baldwin has served in various senior-executive roles, including managing companies through complex operational and financial restructurings as well as advising several companies though complex out-of-court and Chapter 11 restructurings. His leadership and experience have enabled companies to develop and implement effective restructuring plans, improve efficiencies, reduce costs and significantly improve operating results.

Recent experience includes:

  • Interim CEO for Garden Fresh Restaurants, LLC a 97-unit soup and salad cafeteria chain.
  • Interim CRO and CFO for Real Mex restaurants, a privately held 129-unit Mexican casual dining chain.
  • CFO for a 130-unit fast food franchisee of Pizza Hut, Long John Silver’s and Grandy’s.
  • Interim CFO for Benihana, a 100 unit publicly held Japanese-themed casual dining chain.
  • Interim CEO for Fazoli’s, a 350+ unit privately held quick service Italian chain.
  • Interim COO for Furr’s Cafeterias, a publicly held 91-unit cafeteria chain.
  • Interim President and CRO for American Restaurant Group, a privately held 82-unit steakhouse chain.
  • At least 25 other advisory assignments in the restaurant industry representing restaurant owner, lenders, landlords, franchisees, franchisors and unsecured creditors committees.

Other engagements include advisory services to a $200 million snack food manufacturer and distributor, a $100 million manufacturer of electrical transformers, a $400 million retail grocer, a 65-unit department store chain and a private university. In addition, Mr. Baldwin served as CFO and a member of the board of directors for a $300 million diversified holding company whose affiliated companies operated the energy and real estate industries.

Currently, Mr. Baldwin serves on the Chairman of the Board of Directors of JR Canada Restaurant Group, Ltd (a Johnny Rockets franchisee) and is the operating partner for Rackson Restaurants (a 56-unit Burger King franchisee).

Mr. Baldwin is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and a Certified Turnaround Professional (CTO). He has been a speaker at restaurant industry and professional conferences. He is also the author of numerous articles about operational and financial management of multi-unit retail businesses.


Education

B.S.B.A., Pittsburg State University

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