Director, Turnaround & Restructuring Services

United States
Turnaround & Restructuring Services /
Restructuring /
Portage Point Partners (Portage Point) is a business advisory, interim management and investment banking firm intensely focused on the middle market. Our blue chip team leverages bulge bracket experience in consulting, operations, finance, accounting, investment banking and investing to provide unmatched transactional, operational, financial and strategic perspectives to middle market stakeholders. The Portage Point cross-functional platform is uniquely architected to offer fully integrated capabilities and solutions that identify value capture, mitigate risk and positively impact outcomes at every stage of the ever-changing middle market business lifecycle. From ideation to monetization, Portage Point delivers excellence across transaction advisory services (TAS), transaction execution services (TES), office of the CFO (OCFO), performance improvement (PI), interim management (IM), investment banking (IB) and turnaround and financial restructuring (TRS).

Recognized for accelerated growth, Portage Point is consistently featured in rankings from Inc. 5000, The Financial Times and Consulting Magazine. This recognition is a testament to the focus on excellence, intensity and pace and ability to attract blue chip talent committed to delivering impactful solutions.
The TRS team partners with clients to quickly drive results during the most urgent and complex challenges across the spectrum of operational transformations and financial restructurings. Our deep focus on the middle market coupled with the experience of our blue chip team uniquely position us to drive favorable outcomes for our clients at a pace unmatched in the industry. As former owners, operators, investors and lenders, our TRS team delivers unique perspectives and advisory that align to each clients’ distinctive needs. 
The Director, TRS role at Portage Point is a client delivery leadership position that represents a unique opportunity for highly capable professionals with a proven track record and relevant network. The Director, TRS will focus on developing new and existing client relationships as well as ensuring all aspects of strategic, operational and financial engagements are delivered with the highest quality standards and impact. The Director, TRS will make substantial contributions to overall firm growth, should be prepared to work across investment banking, performance improvement and restructuring practice lines, managing challenging and complex engagements within a small, collaborative team environment.


    • Work directly with senior personnel at Portage Point and our clients to develop comprehensive solutions to complex operational and financial challenges across the business lifecycle including formulating and implementing value creation, business transformation and performance improvement plans, contingency planning and bankruptcy preparation / execution
    • Assess organizational and individual structures and effectiveness
    • Lead liquidity management (cash flow forecasting, treasury operations and stakeholder communications), case administration (filing preparation, bankruptcy reporting, claims support and plan support) and supporting the development and formulation of business / restructuring plans
    • Identify and re-allocating resources to operational, growth, financial and strategic initiatives with highest risk adjusted return
    • Develop detailed financial projections and business plans
    • Lead preparation of executive reporting packages including key performance indicators (KPIs), financial performance, budget, board of director presentations and stakeholder presentations
    • Structure and incorporate streamlined financial and operational processes to improve efficiencies
    • Identify and re-allocate resources to operational, growth, financial and strategic initiatives with highest risk adjusted return
    • Present KPIs, financial performance, budget, board of director presentations, stakeholder presentations
    • Lead various operational, financial and management meetings as well as key constituent communications / negotiations
    • Contribute to the origination and selling of projects including experience pitching to or partnering with senior executives, private equity firms, lenders, lawyers and other related buyers
    • Advise clients and makes decisions that demonstrate expertise, synthesizing the core drivers of both the clients’ business, situational analyses and the underlying complexity of the situation to maximize value
    • Provide professional development coaching to junior team members
    • Share and manage best practices as well as lead internal trainings where required
    • Lead business development efforts while maintaining strong relationships with existing clients
    • Support talent acquisition and firm development efforts
    • Contribute to creating a high-performing and inclusive culture


    • Bachelor’s degree from a top undergraduate program
    • Located or willing to relocate to Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York or Philadelphia
    • Invested in a team-based culture that involves in office four days per week or willing to work at client sites as needed 
    • 1o plus years of experience with seven or more years of investment banking, consulting, restructuring / distressed or private equity at a top-tier firm in addition to two or more years spent operating, investing, advising operational improvements and / or servicing stakeholders or a compelling non-traditional background
    • Full mastery of financial modeling including ability to review three statement models, 13-week cash flows, dynamic KPI packages and complex ad hoc analysis 
    • Ability to successfully work in a small, collaborative team environment
    • Personal network and relationships that yield new opportunities and engagements across transformation, restructuring and interim management
    • Proven ability to cross-sell complementary service offerings and expand network
    • High degree of maturity with a proven ability to interact with senior executives, private equity firms, lenders, lawyers, middle managers and line workers
    • Effectively communicates analysis through Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint including high-quality messaging, structure and formatting
    • Eagerness to be responsive at all times
    • Proven track-record of success in high pressure, time-constrained environments
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including strong e-mail etiquette
    • Top-tier organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Self-starter and entrepreneurial spirit
$480,000 - $825,000 a year
The City of New York and the State of California require Portage Point to provide compensation information for this role. This range represents the anticipated minimum and maximum base + bonus for this position based upon a good faith and reasonable estimate. The final compensation for this position will be set based on the applicant’s qualifications (education, training and/or experience related to this role), and therefore, may fall outside the range shown, depending on the circumstances.