Jeff Vogelsang has been advising middle market companies on strategic initiatives, profitability improvements, capital structure, mergers and acquisitions and operational performance improvements for the past ten years. Prior to founding Promontory Point Partners in January 2002, Mr. Vogelsang gained invaluable experience as a turnaround and crisis manager for Jay Alix & Associates, a nationally known firm specializing in large corporate restructurings. Jeff has gained the majority of his turnaround experience in the middle market having worked extensively with underperforming middle market companies as a turnaround manager for Fort Dearborn Partners, a regional turnaround firm based in Chicago. Jeff has been instrumental in leading turnaround engagements in a broad spectrum of industries including steel forgings, plastic injection molding, information technology, commercial printing and packaging, printing equipment manufacturing, sporting goods manufacturing, direct marketing, licensed apparel design and manufacturing, automotive manufacturing and numerous distribution operations.
In September of 2003, Mr. Vogelsang and his partner Michael Barto were presented with the “Turnaround of the Year” award from the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association. Selected by a panel of distinguished peers, the award recognizes the tremendous turnaround of an unprofitable material handling manufacturer which is now achieving operating income levels of 20%.
Mr. Vogelsang has extensive experience in working with privately held companies and in understanding the special complexities and emotional issues involved in the turnaround of such situations. Jeff has the unique skill of being able to quickly assess the situation, determine the actions needed and lead the existing ownership and management team through implementation.
In addition to his exceptional interpersonal skills, Jeff backs up his leadership role with solid experience in cost accounting, lean manufacturing, flexible manufacturing, the Economic Value Added methodology and sales and marketing management. Jeff taught finance and cost accounting courses at the Milwaukee School of Engineering for two years and he has lectured extensively on turnaround strategies, EVA and the capital markets.
Prior to his tenure in turnaround consulting, Mr. Vogelsang spent six years as an investment banker with Firstar Capital Markets, a division of Firstar Bank. As an investment banker, Jeff advised over 100 middle market companies on capital structure, mergers and acquisitions, private placements of senior debt, subordinated debt and equity, derivatives, tax-oriented leasing and syndicated bank loans. Jeff has been instrumental throughout his career in helping companies raise the necessary funds to grow their businesses. He has also worked extensively on management buyouts, ESOP’s and third party sales of businesses.
Mr. Vogelsang has a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Northern Illinois University and a Masters of Accountancy from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Both degrees were awarded Magna cum Laude. He passed the CPA exam in 1995, received his Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (CIRA) designation in 2002 and a Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP) designation in 2005.