Jeff  Hyland

Jeff Hyland is a proactive executive with a proven and strong record of successful sales growth, profitability improvement, and business turnaround. His background includes fulfilling interim CEO roles and management consulting to multi-billion dollar and middle-market companies requiring strategy definition, restructuring, investment banking, and operational enhancements. Jeff is very experienced in all business aspects, including strategy, sales, operations, finance, and mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining CR3, Jeff was the President and CEO and Director of a publicly-traded, international commercial films and consumer goods company. He had equity positions in various companies, including owning a farm. He is a Board member of the USO of Illinois. He is a past Board member and current Treasurer of the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA), past Board member for the Kellogg Alumni Club of Chicago, public speaker and webinar leader on a variety of turnaround and other business topics, and for several years was a guest lecturer at Loyola University’s MBA program. Jeff authored the rewritten Management section of the Certified Turnaround Professional Body of Knowledge.

Representative Experience
  • President and CEO for publicly traded B2B manufacturer and distributor of consumer goods in the flexible film products and pouches, gift, small kitchen appliance, and party goods industries with operations in the U.S., Mexico, Germany, and the U.K. Developed global strategic direction, dramatically reduced SG&A and operating costs, increased targeted sales, reduced working capital, divested divisions, and raised capital.
  • Interim CEO for a diversified private credit investment firm with a unique approach to providing financing solutions to established lower middle-market businesses and emerging brands, their sponsors, and supporters. The firm offers working capital revolvers, asset-backed term loans, stretch facilities, growth capital, and venture debt/SAAS/Recurring revenue loans. Successfully stabilized the operations, increased Assets Under Management by 45% during the six-month Interim CEO role, and divested the company to a strategic buyer.
  • Financial advisor for Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors for Nortel Networks, a $10B worldwide telecommunications company. Responsible for all aspects of the international, multi-year role.
  • Partial owner of a branded cookie company that was acquired as a spinoff, turned around, and sold to a strategic buyer.
  • Director of Nursing Finance and Planning at the University of Chicago Hospitals, where he significantly reduced nursing costs through service delivery and supply management.

Jeff Hyland's Insights & Articles

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Unconventional Interim Management Approach Leads to Profitable Exit
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Unconventional Interim Management Approach Leads to Profitable Exit

Sometimes an unconventional approach validates an uncommon way of thinking. When an organization seeks interim management, it is typically distressed. A new CEO is named, and restructuring commences with the goal of continued operations or an exit.

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AIRA Journal: When and Why Should You Hire an Interim Manager?
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AIRA Journal: When and Why Should You Hire an Interim Manager?

In the 35th Volume of the AIRA Journal, Jeff Hyland and Barak Tulin discuss how do a management team and Board of Directors know when to engage an interim manager, and how do different situations determine the type of interim manager they should hire?

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When and Why Should You Hire an Interim Manager?
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When and Why Should You Hire an Interim Manager?

How do a management team and Board of Directors know when to engage an interim manager, and how do different situations determine the type of interim manager they should hire?

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Four Paths to Increase Revenue in a Turnaround
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Four Paths to Increase Revenue in a Turnaround

When restructuring advisors are engaged to stabilize their clients' operations, they often focus on cutting expenses and controlling disbursements.

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CR3 Partners Adds New Service Offering and Continues  to Expand
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CR3 Partners Adds New Service Offering and Continues to Expand

CR3 has appointed new Partner Suzanne Roski to expand and lead this practice in our new Richmond office. Suzanne's background includes over 35 years of professional experience with troubled companies, litigation, forensic investigation, and valuation consulting.

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Project Work

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Private Asset-Based Lender

Private Asset-Based Lender

The company is a diversified private asset-based lender providing financing solutions to established middle-market businesses, emerging brands, technologies, and their sponsors.
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