Mark Podgainy

Office: New York
Tel: 212-697-2400 ext 222
Email: mpodgainy@getzlerhenrich.com
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Mark D. Podgainy, managing director, has more than 20 years of experience in operational roles and consulting in a variety of industries. His areas of expertise include transaction advisory services, business plan analysis, performance improvement, cash and vendor management, and interim management services.  He has also worked with law firms on forensic and litigation support assignments.  His clients have included companies, secured lenders boards of directors and creditors’ committees.  His assignments have primarily been in the consumer products, apparel and textile, building products, food, hospitality, real estate, services, and retail sectors.

Mark has extensive experience successfully guiding middle market companies through workout and restructuring processes, both in and out of court, throughout the country.  Outcomes have included successful reorganizations, enterprise and asset sales, wind downs and liquidations.  In each situation, he has been able to address thorny financial, legal, organizational, and governance issues to maximize recoveries for the parties-in-interest.

Mark also has significant performance improvement experience, both as an advisor to portfolio companies and as a member of the management team.  Previously, he was the strategic planning and operations manager of a middle market manufacturer, where he directed a successful company-wide reengineering initiative that involved 20 team members and multi-site computer and communication system implementations.  As an advisor, he has worked on operations improvement, strategic planning and IT assignments, and has filled interim roles, including interim Chief Financial Officer.

Prior to Getzler Henrich, Mr. Podgainy provided consulting services at TRG (now CRG Partners), Mahoney Cohen & Company (now CBIZ), and The Hale Group.  Mark has a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. He is currently a board member of Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City, Inc., a non-profit that revitalizes under-served neighborhoods by creating and preserving affordable housing, and of 520 West 19th Street Condo Association.  He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Turnaround Management Association, and the Cornell Hotel Society and has written frequently on mergers and acquisitions, real estate and related topics for numerous industry trade publications.