John M Collard

Interim CEO, COO, Turnaround Specialist


Expert in interim CEO executive leadership, turnaround management, corporate renewal governance, asset recovery, investing in underperforming distressed troubled companies. 35 yrs executive operating experience in rapid growth, transition & turnaround environments; can account for new business totaling $950mil+; $85mil asset recovery; participated in over 40 transactions (acquire, divest, roll-up, IPO) worth $780mil; have been exposed to private equity investing through co-raising and co-managing an $80mil venture private equity privatization fund.

Strong operational leadership, strategic planning, finance, sales and marketing acumen developed building organizations in large and small companies, including President of public & private middle-market companies providing solutions to Commercial, Federal, International markets. Enterprises range from start-up to $100+ mil.


Company Stage Focus: Late Stage Venture Funded, Private Equity Backed, Turnaround/Distressed, IPO, Public, Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, Private, Family Owned, Bankruptcy

Interim CEO, $30M Communications Company

Network Technologies Group, Inc. is a $30M provider of communications, government contracting, and communications services. Private Equity Backed.

Interim Board Advisor and COO, $33M Defense Contractor

Led turnaround and entry into environmental and commercial markets. Grew company and sold to large integrator. Privately owned, PE backed.

President, Manufacturing Company

$25M manufacturer of microprocessor based equipment, software and services to federal government, international, and commercial customers. Led turnaround and sale. Privately owned, PE backed.

Interim COO: Privately Owned, PE Backed Company

Professionally whiteboard client-based potentialities with integrated intellectual capital. Collaboratively leverage other’s integrated technology after value-added alignments. Objectively benchmark maintainable internal or “organic” sources and magnetic mindshare.

Capital Raise, $80M Restructuring Fund

Raised $80 mil restructuring fund to invest in troubled companies. Privately owned, PE, World Bank, EBRD, and Bank backed.


• Participated in over 45 M&A transactions (acquire, divest, roll-up, pool, IPO) worth $780 million to $1 billion
• Com’l, Fed’l, Int’l New Business totaling $950 million plus
• Advisor to Presidents Bush (41/43), Clinton, Reagan, Yeltsin on Turnaround Management, Distressed Investing, and Small Business
• Turnaround Management, Restructuring, Distressed Investing Industry Hall of Fame
• Past Chairman, Turnaround Management Association
• Chairman, Association of Interim Executives
• TMA Outstanding Contribution to the Corporate Renewal Profession
• Maryland Small Business of the Year & Governor’s Citation
• Turnarounds & Workouts Magazine’s Top Outstanding Turnaround Management Firms
• Prince Georges Business Leader of the Year
• Global M&A Network Turnaround Atlas Award for Boutique Turnaround Consulting Firm of the Year
• M&A Advisor finalist for Turnaround Consultant of the Year and Firm of the Year
• American & Baltimore Business Journal’s List of Most Active Turnaround Management and Consulting Firms in the Mid-Atlantic Region


• BS Finance, Southern Illinois University
• CTP Advanced Education, Northeastern University
• Advanced M&A Study, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
• Honors, Studied Design with R. Buckminster Fuller
• Audit Training, Big 4
• Certified Turnaround Professional
• Certified International Turnaround Manager


Years Executive Experience: (35)
Years as an Interim Exec: (30)
Deals: (45 M&A Transactions)
Company Size: ($1.1M – $10B)

• Board Advisory
• Acquisition Integration
• Company Sale
• Fundraising
• Business Valuation
• Investment Advisory
• Turnaround – Crisis Management
• Turnaround – Distress
• Building a Management Team
• Joint Ventures
• Business Development
• System Integration & Infrastructure

• Manufacturing
• Job Shop
• Federal Government Contracting
• Defense
• Engineering Services
• Computer Processing/Services/Software/Integration
• Communications
• Electronics
• High-Tech
• Aerospace
• Fabrication
• Finance
• Construction
• Real Estate Development
• Commercial Printing
• Wholesale
• Marine Services