Case Studies

John Gordon, Partner

John Gordon has more than 25 years of diverse business experience demonstrating an ability to bring deep financial and analytic skills along with a passion for operational improvement to difficult situations. John has held several C-level positions and led numerous engagements, including operational and financial assessments. He has experience in a variety of products and processes.

Prior to joining CR3 Partners, John was a Founding Partner with Corporate Revitalization Partners, LLC, a turn-around consultancy.

Representative Experience

  • Financial Advisor to a $40MM NY wine distributor. Led operational assessment, identifying need for dramatic inventory reduction and SKU rationalization along with G&A expense reductions. Provided support in handling lender issues, and managed a recapitalization/sale effort.
  • Acting COO for $100MM specialty and MRO industrial products distributor with locations along Gulf Coast. Oversaw reduction in inventory. Drove aged receivables down from 36% to 16% yielding $3MM in working capital.
  • CEO of All Star Gas Corp, a $60MM eight-state, propane distributor. Led the company through 15-month bankruptcy reorganization. Improved EBITDA by $3.2MM in the first 12 months. Implemented financial and physical product hedging plan. Managed sale of the business.
  • Cash flow analyst turned CFO of $45MM multi-unit cabinet manufacturer. Spearheaded due diligence effort on $17MM add-on granite countertop business.
  • Liquidation manager of estimated $5MM in orphan and residual assets after sale of propane gas company resulting in actual cash recovered of over $7MM in less than 3 years.
  • Interim COO of $80MM after-market automotive parts distribution business struggling with poor inventory management, challenging acquisition integration, and uncontrolled product return cycles.
  • Program Lead for $200MM+ division of a large crane manufacturing building aerial work platforms. Led teams pursuing production and product development improvements.

Contact Information

E-mail: john.gordon@cr3partners.com
Phone: +1 (972) 342-9401
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Industries

  • Distribution
  • Oil & Gas
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Automotive Technology
  • Aerospace
  • Consumer Products
  • Construction
  • Restaurants & Foodservice

Education & Certifications

  • B.S., Texas A&M University
  • M.S., Southern Methodist University
  • M.B.A, University of Chicago

John Gordon, Partner

Contact Information

E-mail: john.gordon@cr3partners.com
Phone: +1 (972) 342-9401
LinkedIn | VCard


Industries

  • Distribution
  • Oil & Gas
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Automotive Technology
  • Aerospace
  • Consumer Products
  • Construction
  • Restaurants & Foodservice

John Gordon has more than 25 years of diverse business experience demonstrating an ability to bring deep financial and analytic skills along with a passion for operational improvement to difficult situations. John has held several C-level positions and led numerous engagements, including operational and financial assessments. He has experience in a variety of products and processes.

Prior to joining CR3 Partners, John was a Founding Partner with Corporate Revitalization Partners, LLC, a turn-around consultancy.

Representative Experience

  • Financial Advisor to a $40MM NY wine distributor. Led operational assessment, identifying need for dramatic inventory reduction and SKU rationalization along with G&A expense reductions. Provided support in handling lender issues, and managed a recapitalization/sale effort.
  • Acting COO for $100MM specialty and MRO industrial products distributor with locations along Gulf Coast. Oversaw reduction in inventory. Drove aged receivables down from 36% to 16% yielding $3MM in working capital.
  • CEO of All Star Gas Corp, a $60MM eight-state, propane distributor. Led the company through 15-month bankruptcy reorganization. Improved EBITDA by $3.2MM in the first 12 months. Implemented financial and physical product hedging plan. Managed sale of the business.
  • Cash flow analyst turned CFO of $45MM multi-unit cabinet manufacturer. Spearheaded due diligence effort on $17MM add-on granite countertop business.
  • Liquidation manager of estimated $5MM in orphan and residual assets after sale of propane gas company resulting in actual cash recovered of over $7MM in less than 3 years.
  • Interim COO of $80MM after-market automotive parts distribution business struggling with poor inventory management, challenging acquisition integration, and uncontrolled product return cycles.
  • Program Lead for $200MM+ division of a large crane manufacturing building aerial work platforms. Led teams pursuing production and product development improvements.

Education & Certifications

  • B.S., Texas A&M University
  • M.S., Southern Methodist University
  • M.B.A, University of Chicago

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