John R. Gordon Jr.

John R. Gordon Jr.

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, a turnaround consultancy.

Representative Experience
  • Financial Advisor to two $3B+ protein processing companies.  Led teams during initial assessment of business operations and development of multi-year business plans, including operations & sales channel improvements, SG&A expense reduction, product/business line shifts, and liquidity management.  Managed long-term engagements to support implementation of cost reduction & strategic activities, negotiations with lenders, cash flow management, and capital plan implementation – yielding hundred of millions of dollars of financial performance improvement.

  • CRO to a $40MM, two-facility, food packaging company.  Led a team to deal with a liquidity crisis, implement inventory management, rationalize SKU’s, stabilize workforce, and address operations and sales cycle issues.

  • Financial Advisor to a 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.

  • Program Lead for $200MM+ division of a large crane manufacturing building aerial work platforms. Led teams pursuing production and product development improvements.

  • Interim COO of $80MM after-market automotive parts distribution business struggling with poor inventory management, challenging acquisition integration, and uncontrolled product return cycles.

John R. Gordon Jr.'s Insights & Articles

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Performance Improvement, A Primer
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Performance Improvement, A Primer

This introductory article is first in a Performance Improvement series. Subsequent articles will isolate and expound upon specific tools and techniques.

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Industry Veterans Combine to Launch National Turnaround and Performance Improvement Firm
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Industry Veterans Combine to Launch National Turnaround and Performance Improvement Firm

The leadership of CR3 Partners, LLC, today revealed the details of their newly-formed national turnaround and performance improvement firm.

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Project Work

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Garden Fresh Restaurants

Garden Fresh Restaurants

The company is a 40-year-old California-based soup and salad cafeteria chain operating 130 restaurants. Faced with declining sales, challenging labor costs, significant debt burden, and multiple internal operational issues, the company was forced to file for bankruptcy.
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Abrasive Products

Abrasive Products

The client is a private equity-owned industrial distributor of abrasive products, equipment, safety, and environmental products and services. The company was unable to avoid a financial-covenant default caused by poorly integrated acquisitions and warehouse management, as well as dropping oil prices.
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Protein & Grain Producer

Protein & Grain Producer

The company is one of the largest integrated protein and grain producers in North America with operations in 12 locations. The company was struggling with financial underperformance relative to its peers due to lower protein prices and higher operating costs.
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