Michael Buenzow is the Vice Chairman of Restructuring and Company-Side Practice Leader of the Turnaround & Restructuring practice. Mr. Buenzow specializes in advising corporations, creditors, equity owners and directors of underperforming companies. He has more than 20 years of experience serving as a financial advisor, including extensive international and public company experience. Mr. Buenzow has industry expertise in many areas including retail, consumer and industrial products, steel, automotive, construction, apparel, entertainment and leisure, transportation, real estate and distribution.
Mr. Buenzow has extensive operational turnaround experience and has a strong background in manufacturing, retail, consumer products, sourcing; brand management; labor relations working capital management and product licensing agreements. He also has extensive interim management and operational experience. He has served as interim chief executive officer for various clients, including WCI Steel, a $900 million integrated steel producer; Bush Industries, a $350 million furniture manufacturer; Huffy Bicycle Corporation, the largest bicycle company in the United States; ColorWorks, a parts supplier to Toyota and Lexus; and Tommy Armour Golf Company.