john sanders


Interim CEO
Mid-south manufacturing plant
Recent project was to assess $40 million manufacturing company and Chief Financial Officer. Uncovered fraud, stepped in as interim CFO. Assisted in recruitment of permanent CFO and successfully transitioned finance operations to replacement during three-month duration of the project.

Multiple assignments have bridged CEOs, served as trusted advisor while sponsors looked for permanent CEO.

Independent Director in Bankruptcy Estate
Pemco World Air Services
Joined the board as an independent director to oversee 363 auction process. Worked with investment bankers and management to vet potential buyers and solicit bids. Conducted 363 auction with a successful bid trumping stalking horse.

Interim CFO
Multiple industries (manufacturing, restaurant & bar, service operations)
Bar Louie, Perfect Timing, Results Companies
Stepped into situations prior to transaction closing, day of bankruptcy filing and shortly after a private equity transaction closed. Quickly assessed situation, provided leadership and implemented change in fast-paced environment for a variety of constituents, including investors, bankers, legal advisors, staff and company management.

Finance Department Assessments
St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, Nevada and Texas (a not-for-profit organization)
Served as interim CFO for a $7.0 million organization that was experiencing turnover in the CFO position.  Helped spec the job description and position advertising, recruited and interviewed successful permanent placement.

Day 1 Readiness and Implementation
Waterford Wedgwood
Served as an advisor and coordinator of services to ensure that upon exit from receivership the global company was able to function in HR, IT, Finance, Accounting and Risk Management Served as management representative in critical union matter in Canada that had to be resolved prior to close. Engagement as an advisor allowed the CFO to focus on transaction matters as the assets were being purchased out of bankruptcy in the UK, Ireland, Canada and the US.


Other leadership positions

Board member of Access Credit Union (3 years)

Condo board member (300 unit building, current 2+ years)

Stewardship Chair: St Pauls UCC (past, 4 years): Raised over $1.0 million annually and managed $400k capital campaign

Development Committee, Adler School of Psychology

Expert Witness: Provide testimony in federal court as company representative for clients.


Private Equity Clients:

KPS Capital Partners

Sun Capital Partners

Catterton Partners

Clearview Capital

Renovo Capital